Groups of APPCIOS members have been meeting via Zoom, and discussing the impact of coronavirus.
Because we are so used to communicating through the internet, and have members throughout the UK and beyond, we are aware of a variety of reactions. We've been thinking together about how hard it is to strike a balance between denying the extent of the danger and getting into a panic - and that's particularly the case in England, where we're being encouraged to carry on more or less as usual.
This is particularly difficult for members who are coping with the demands for close contact in their work who may also have a responsibility towards friends and relatives who fall into vulnerable categories, and who may need greater protection.
Do please tell us of your experiences, and let's try to support one another with our thinking.