So we're socially isolating - or should be people, stay at home!!! The question is, how will the country change on an individual level once this all blows over? Here are my non-expert thoughts....
1. First up, with all this 'working from home' there will clearly be a baby boom around December-January!
2. We will all be oveoverweight from all the extra pasta we bought. I also think we'll be eating less meat as a vegetarian diet can be cheaper and easier to shop for if there are any shortages.
3. Some gardens will never have looked so tidy! And allotments will have bumper crops as people spend more time and effort growing. Feeds you, occupies you, perfect way to see out the crisis!
4. Sadly, I think divorce lawyers will be busy when isolation ends. There's one thing living with your partner and another thing being locked in with them 24 hours a day.
5. Home deliveries will become a more popular service, as people start to see in huge numbers that Asda delivering for you is much more convenient! If they could only send sensible alternatives when they're out of stock.... Even before CoVid-19, I've ordered gluten free flour for a friend, for example, and they've replaced it with normal flour. There's no substitute for this, really, I guess they're trying.
6. Charity shops will be (hopefully) inundated where people have had a big clear-out.
7. Radio will have seen a revival, as people realise there's only so much Netflix you can watch.
8. Working from home will become more common as employers see it is possible and productive. Heating bills may go up as a result, but there will be less traffic on the road.
9. I can't Imagine this would ever be a scenario for me, but I bet some parents turn out to absolutely love home schooling and that they keep it up. Good luck to them!!
10. I really, really hope the environmental healing we've been seeing in the air, seas and rivers will not have gone unnoticed and a new wave of green will happen on an idividual and global level,
11. There will probably be a good number of people trying something new, either for work, play or exercise, given we will have been cooped up at home for a while. Some sadly will have lost their jobs, but let's look for the silver lining when the summer comes.
Stay safe, stay in,