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Day six: In the life of a self-isolating Social Prescriber

By March 27, 2020 July 3rd, 2020 No Comments
Day One: A day in the life of a self-isolating Social Prescriber

Hi again, I’m Megan, the Social Prescribing PCN Link Worker for Holderness Health at the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and welcome to day six of my daily blog. This blog will hopefully offer some support and information to anyone who may be in a similar situation to me, and give insight into how I am trying to maintain as much routine as possible.

I have an update for you today – I’m allowed to go back to work today, YIPPIEEEE!

I received an email from my manager which stated, due to showing no Covid-19 symptoms over my self-isolation period, I was allowed to return to work. I feel as though this is both a positive and a negative really, I am so pleased I get to return back to my normal work environment but I will definitely miss the comfy clothes! I’m still going to continue with my daily blog throughout this period, as I think it’s important to also shed light on those who are continuing to go to work and practising social distancing.

I got to the office around 9am, and was greeted by one of my colleagues, which was probably one of the best differences about coming back to base. First things first, time for a cup of tea and to set up my laptop, in my own, separate room. This is crucial, as you MUST social distance from your colleagues.

I started off the day similarly to the rest of my week, catching up with admin and calling my clients. I feel very accomplished today, as I seemed to get heaps of work done, perhaps that’s due to not having my at-home colleague, Bodhi (my dog), around to distract me.

Today lunch was really thrown together, whatever we have in – chicken broth, banana, Kit Kat. I have also consumed about 10,000 cups of tea today.

My top tip of the day is: Get creative with your meals – I have been trying to switch up my daily meals with something different to what I usually have. For tea last night, I had Mediterranean style roasted veggies (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, garlic and more) and rice. It was absolutely delicious!

So, day 6… I can’t explain to you how great it felt to catch up with my colleagues today! It felt really good to be back to some normality; I think the best thing about being back in the office is having that immediate support if you have a question or query – but you know what they say, ‘distance makes the heart grow fonder’ and this is equally true for my at-home colleague, Bodhi (my dog). I have seriously missed him today!

I’ll check in with you tomorrow to let you know how I’m getting on!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Megan.