Hello, I hope everyone is doing well!
With how uncertain everything is at the moment, there is a lot of information going around, a lot of which is often not backed up by facts or truth. While it is important to stay up to date with current events, the rumour and speculation can massively fuel anxiety about Covid-19, and so having access to correct information is vital. Any information that you receive from social media or non-government sources should be fact checked before it is spread further, or before you take it as fact.
It is important to remember that new information will be best read from official sources such as these:
Social media can be a very powerful tool for good during all of this, with many accounts posting about positive events, activities to do during isolation, home exercise routines, etc. However, it can also be a place that will create a lot of stress for people, as there is not much filtering through the information that is posted. Everyone should consider taking a break from social media each day to spend time on hobbies, exercise, or talking to friends and family if possible. You could also decide to just consume specific social media pages and avoid scrolling through newsfeeds or timelines. There are also ways to set time limits for apps within your phone, so that you are not tempted to check up on news or media.
Don’t forget, that if all the news does get to any of you, there are many sources within the University that can be contacted for help with wellbeing, and there is a lot of information available online to help you manage your anxiety around the virus:
Stay safe, sending everyone a lot of love <3.