Coronavirus Lockdown Diaries – Day 1

Lockdown Diaries (1)

Day 1 – 23/03/2020

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, so, my brother and I hosted a surprise afternoon tea for my Mum in the house, with what cake supplies we could still find in the empty-shelved shops. All of our conversations revolved around Covid-19, and we all made the decision to self-isolate and stay home from work. I sent a message to my boss that night. This morning, Boris addressed the country to call for a national lockdown. My work, and indeed the whole country, closed it’s doors. That makes today, the 23rd of March 2020, the first official day of the UK Covid-19 lockdown. I do not really know how to feel about all of this. For me, today was unproductive, I was mostly glued to my computer. Refreshing Twitter. Refreshing Facebook. Reading articles. If I spend the whole of the isolation period like this, my mental health will rapidly deteriorate into madness. Tomorrow I will take better care of myself. In fact, I am already starting just by making this zine. If in doubt, just make art.