Protection, information, health and safety during coronavirus
Mar 24, 2020
As the news on coronavirus (COVID-19) changes daily, our focus at Form1 remains on the protection, health, safety and welfare of all our people.
As the world discusses the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and media coverage continues, we will monitor the situation daily. As always, our focus at Form1 remains on the protection, health, safety and welfare of our employees, customers, contractors and suppliers.
Yes, even in hard times it’s possible to find feel-good stories and silver linings. Here are 10 uplifting Coronavirus stories you should know about.
Less Pollution – With the closure of local businesses and factories, restricted social movement and transportation throughout China, air quality has improved. Burning less fossil fuels means a breath of fresh air for our planet.
Affordable medical support – Some costly healthcare services are now being covered by Medicare as more practitioners move to consulting online and over the phone.
FREE Books on Audible – What a great idea! Amazon is offering hundreds of audiobooks for free on Audible. Titles can be accessed via desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Check it out at stories.audible.com
Clear waterways in Venice – With less traffic on the famous Venice canals, water in the magical city is the cleanest it’s been in 60 years.
Chinese Grandmother recovers – A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for six days in Wuhan, China.
Influencers support their communities – More and more businesses are supporting their communities. In the UK personal trainer Joe Wicks, (the Body Coach on social media) is helping home-schooling parents by streaming 30-minute live PE classes, Monday to Friday, at 9am so children can exercise at home.
Alcohol brands make hand sanitiser – Following the shutdown of pubs and clubs across Australia, a number of alcohol distilleries have been shifting production to make hand sanitiser. We love innovation at a time like this.
Online learning for kids – Many schools have fast embraced online learning to support kids being at home. One free service our families are enjoying is Brainpop.com. This animated education site is for kids of all ages, with videos, quizzes and more, for a range of subjects and grades.
A musical connection – Across Italy and Spain people have been entertaining others with sing-alongs from their balconies. Celebrities have also got in on the act with legends like Chris Martin and John Legend giving virtual concerts on social media.
Bono’s song for Italy – Following the singing trend from quarantined Italians, the U2 frontman previewed first new music since 2017, singing Let Your Love Be Known on Instagram on St Patrick’s Day. Check it out here.
Seeing the Himalayas – The Himalayas are visible, from India, for the first time in 30 years, due to COVID-19 lockdown. Read more here.