Jane says: My experience of COVID-19

By Jane Mignot: StGiles We Can participant.

Hello and welcome to my readers, I hope you are all staying well.

Things are starting to get back to normal after an anxious and frustrating time and uncertainties of the future. COVID-19 was a learning curve.

We all had to adapt to a new life with isolation and restrictions staying at home.

I am fortunate to live in a house with a backyard in the city, not in a remote area.

We Can participant, Jane Mignot.

My home is within walking distance of services.

A lot of people live in apartment blocks with only balconies for fresh air.

We are all connecting with family and friends in other ways; schooling from home and working from home.

The children, elderly people, parents who lost their employment – 2020 was a time of hardship and fear of living in lockdown.

My own experience of COVID-19 was that I have recently moved to Devonport and am enjoying my social groups in the community.

I have a NDIS action plan.

But all my training and support services went on hold because of COVID.

I have low vision.

My supports are back on track.

I decided not to use public transport to visit family and friends.

We all had new safe methods of keeping in touch with others living in an anxious times, with uncertainty and isolation.

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