With the recent confirmed cases of Coronavirus on the island, the Government has taken swift action to limit the risk of an outbreak. Citizens are being advised to limit outdoor activities, including going to school, meetings and shopping. Despite these changes, life goes on and we have to look at not only the bright side but also alternative ways to continue about our day! 

Thanks to advancements in technology we’re now able to do so much remotely, such as working from home.

At CoolMarket, 30% of our staff work from home permanently even before the outbreak, and the other percentage enjoy flexible-work options. Since we have been doing this for a few years we consider ourselves experts at remote working and would like to share a few of the perks of working for home, especially with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Here are a few benefits you can enjoy!

1. Limit Exposure To Coronavirus: First and foremost - by working from home you limit contact with others which in turn limits your exposure to the Coronavirus. While we encourage you not to panic we do encourage you to be cautious. Take advantage of the opportunity to work from home and safeguard yourself and family. You should also make use of other virtual services that allow you to avoid going out as much as possible such as having a movie night with your family or using a delivery service to purchase groceries rather than go to the supermarket.

2. Shopping Online: During a health crisis you have to make your nutrition a major priority. Besides limiting your exposure, building up your immune system is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Use online shopping services such as CoolMarket to get groceries, household and sanitation supplies, office supplies, vitamins and supplements, and food delivery services if you want to have take-out. As much as possible, stay inside until we’re in the clear. 

3. Spend Time With Loved Ones: What can you do with all the free time you now have from not having to spend hours in traffic? You can spend more time with your family! With schools now closed, you can even get to share parts of your job with your children. Find fun activities that fill your days, have movie nights to replace trips to the movies, have game nights since you can’t visit the arcade. There are so many ways you can use this time to really bond with your loved ones. 

While the news of Coronavirus is alarming, we can get through it. Stay safe and calm and above all - take care of each other!