Covid-19 has changed the way we live. This change has been difficult; And many will agree saying ‘difficult’ is putting it mildly. But what about the positive changes that Covid-19 has forced upon us? One such benefit is the encouragement to support local businesses.
How can anyone say Covid-19 has brought us anything positive?
Covid-19 has brought us plenty of stress and in no way is the implication that it was a good thing that this ‘killer’ virus has plagued the world. But it is here, and it seems very likely it will be with us for a while still to come. So instead of fighting it and everything it stands for, we could instead try and turn aspects of this bad situation into something that helps us in the future.
Coughing and sneezing etiquette is one these positives. This etiquette would be a good thing for us to continue after Covid-19 is gone.
Washing our hands and being more aware of what we touch. Pre-Covid many of us were blissfully unaware of how many times a day we touched our face and mouth. Being conscious of this fact can only help us in the future.
These two things might be small, but if we continue with these and other aspects we have learnt during this Covid crisis we might live healthier lives. Obviously going to extremes, as many of us have felt the need to do during this time, is not something we should continue. It is the extra awareness and etiquette that will be a positive take away.
Support Local Benefit
An indirect implication of Covid-19 is that we are now being encouraged to support local businesses. Now is the time we can explore all the products and service providers we need in our immediate vicinity. There has never been a more perfect time to get reacquainted with our local business landscape. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find on your doorstep.
At ACRA we have new customers coming in our doors who have never stopped by before. Many never knew who we were, or what we do - even though we have been here for two years. It has been really great connecting with the locals in our area, and other businesses feel the same.
On that note, while you are out and about exploring you should ensure you protect yourself and others. Check out our Masks, Shields, Gloves and other PPE (CLICK HERE). And, if you are near the Bantry, West Cork area, we would love to meet you – please do pop in.