On 3 April 2020, PM Lee announced a series of “circuit breaker” measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 locally. From 7 April to 4 May, the measures will be in place, restricting movement and tightening social distancing measures. These measures have an impact on our families, friends & communities, work, school and personal lives.
On 21 April 2020, the circuit breaker period was extended for another month, ending on 1 June 2020. That also came along with tighter measures on social distancing at malls and markets, as well as trimming of essential services, leaving some lamenting their source of comfort items like bubble tea and cake.
It is indeed challenging to be staying home for 2 months with very limited social contact with friends and family members outside of the households, and not being able to engage in activities that used to be a routine e.g. playing team sports, going to the cinema etc. In the face of all these challenges, it is ever more important to take care of our personal well-being. Only when we are fit and healthy can we be a better support to our friends and family during this trying period.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
- Recognize the toll of circuit breaker and social distancing measures on our personal well-being
- Understand the different aspects that contribute to personal well-being
- Set action steps to take care of self, so that we can be in a better place to take care of those around us as well