Since the UK entered lockdown just over one week ago, many are exploring different ways of keeping themselves occupied whilst being stuck at home.
Following the rules put in place last week stating people must stay at home to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, many people have found themselves bored and are running out of things to do. Meanwhile, it seems others have been exploring new ways to fill the time.
From shaving a head to baking some bread, the UK’s first week of lockdown has certainly seen some interesting ways people have been keeping busy.
Here’s a few:
With over 1.65 billion downloads, TikTok was already outperforming other social media platforms even before the coronavirus outbreak.
During these confusing times, it seems more people are turning to TikTok to explore a lighter side to the ongoing situation.
Braving the shave
With all the hairdressers and barbers closed, many are resorting to shaving their own heads and Stephen Graham is one of them! The 46-year-old actor gave his son the clippers and posted it to twitter:
Lockdown locks!!!! 🤪👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/UgkBJykc1V
— Stephen Graham (@StephenGraham73) March 26, 2020
Although, it’s not just celebrities getting involved, many members of the public have also opted for the drastic transformation and many of which are doing so to raise money for the NHS.
Two men from Cornwall have also successfully managed to persuade half of their town to ‘brave the shave’ in support of the NHS.
Social media challenges have taken over platforms like Instagram and Twitter this past week and you’ve done a great job if you haven’t seeing any.
From the #GameFaceChallenge to the ‘Until tomorrow’ challenge, we’ve seen it all.
One of the more popular challenges was the toilet roll challenge:
You might have noticed the supermarkets shortage of flour this past week and you’re wondering why?
It’s because people are baking…a lot.
— Helen Wilmot RD (@HelenWilmot10) March 31, 2020
What is it with the bread-baking mania, people?
Seems like everyone I know is at some stage of a “sourdough starter”. pic.twitter.com/jBSca32Qu7
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) March 30, 2020