9 things to keep you occupied during lockdown

Megan Lipscombe

Megan Lipscombe

Marketing Lead

Here at Rotaready we’ve been working from home for the last week, so we’ve got the remote working thing sorted… 

…but then there’s the downtime at lunch, evenings and weekends. With the UK now in lockdown we thought we’d share some of the ways we’re keeping ourselves occupied, just in case you’re looking for inspiration:

Learning a new skill

Many companies have offers on their online training courses, giving people greater opportunity to learn a new skill. Here are some of the companies doing so:


Keeping in touch

Looking for ways of keeping in touch with your friends and family, that extend beyond a standard phone or video call? Here are some of the apps we’ve been using:

Houseparty: The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump straight into the conversation. Your friends will know you’re in the app and ready to chat, so they can join you. There’s also a multitude of games you can play with/against your friends whilst on the app.

Pub quiz (the online kind): Some pubs and bars, such as our clients BrewDog, are running online versions of their standard pub quizzes. BrewDog will run their first one this Friday (27th March), you can find more information here. If you can’t join this one keep an eye out for any being run by a pub near you.

Netflix party: Netflix and chill? Ok maybe not. But thanks to ‘Netflix party’ you can carry on watching your favourite series with your friends/loved ones, even if you’re separated. By synchronising video playback and adding a group chat to your favourite Netflix shows, you can still watch your favourite programs ‘together’.

Whilst you’re working

A change of scenery – Those of us lucky enough to have a garden are taking an hour a day to work outside. A bit of fresh air does wonders, here’s to hoping this good weather holds up 🤞🏼

If you don’t have a garden then try working in different areas of your house and head out for a lunchtime walk where possible. Don’t forget to keep at least two metres from everyone else!

Those with kids

Education – For those of you with children to keep occupied, many companies are offering educational alternatives and ways to keep them entertained. Here’s a list of education companies offering free subscriptions

P.E. with Joe Wicks – Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach is running a half an hour P.E. lesson for kids every day. Check them out here.


For the gym goers amongst you looking for alternative ways to keep fit, here are a few challenges you can take on:

100 push-ups workout – over the course of 6-10 weeks, this app will help you build up to doing 100 push ups on one go!

The Body Coach – Joe doesn’t stop at workouts for kids, he’s got a multitude of home workouts available for you too. He’s also running regular sessions tailored to a more senior audience.

These are the things that our team have found useful so far, but we have no doubt there are many more out there. If you have any recommendations please do share them with us at comms@rotaready.com and we’ll add them to the list!

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