Whilst you’ve adapted to life inside, the tedium isn’t as easily conquered. We’ve curated another list of fun and free resources to stave off the boredom.
Have a Film Premiere in Your Living Room
Postponed film releases mean now is the perfect time for movie buffs to re-watch their favourites. And if you haven’t watched the classics, here’s your opportunity to catch up and finally understand those references.
Ask a director: Learn more about your favourite films with Curzon Cinemas’ Virtual Living Room Live
Watch a classic: Explore hundreds of films with Open Culture
Check out a movie: Use your library or university card to access Kanopy’s digital film library
Working Out From Home
You’re finally allowed out for walks longer than from your workspace to your kitchen. However, unlimited walks don’t quite replace a good training regime. Luckily, personal trainers and fitness brands are working to keep you fit. It’s just up to you to do the working out
Get your blood pumping: Try heart-based interval training with Orangetheory Fitness London
Reach your fitness goals: Enjoy premium access to programs from the Nike Training Club app
A Dine-In Experience
A home-cooked meal is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s simple if you’re a novice in the kitchen. If you want to level up your cooking (or simply add some spice to your meals), there are some mouth-watering options.
Learn to cook with Delia Smith: Find a recipe based on your ingredients at her online cookery school
Bake up a storm: Whip up dessert with Chef Joe (if you can find some flour)
Delicious vegan meals: Try meat-free meals with live streams at the Vegan Chef School
Happily Ever Crafter
Staying productive doesn’t mean shackling yourself to your computer. A new passion can be a welcome respite and keep you engaged without risking burnout. Thankfully, instructors are bringing craft to your homes so you can get creative.
Play with clay: Get your hands dirty with their Clay Studio’s Clay At Home series
Learn to weave: Create a woven masterpiece with Maria Sigma’s Weaving At Home tutorials
Upcycle your clothes: Give your old clothes a new lease of life with Fast Fashion Therapy
Admin Achievement Unlocked
Tidying up may not be your idea of a good time. This is the perfect time to get all your ducks in a row. Sort out your administrative tasks (or better yet, let someone else sort it for you).
Outsource your address admin: Keep your address up-to-date
Find payment relief: Ask your utility providers for financial support during this period
Care for Carers
Healthcare workers are doing an incredible and monumental job. As valued members of the community, it’s important to give them the respect they deserve. There are a number of ways to show gratitude:
Get groceries to NHS workers: Keep them fed with Feed the Frontline
Call 111 if you feel unwell, it does no good to suffer in silence
Stay at home where possible