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Coronavirus: The Positives Of Lockdown

Yes, there are some ...

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Posted by Roger Eddowes on 06/07/2020 @ 8:00AM

Lockdown was imposed across the United Kingdom in March 2020 and it hasn't been easy for any of us. But as lockdown has eased further over the weekend, let's look back on some of the benefits we enjoyed as a nation ...

Many of us made the most of lockdown to get more exercise!

Many of us made the most of lockdown to get more exercise!

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  • Did you know that more than 300,000 people have stopped smoking in the last few weeks? And for those who couldn't actually stop altogether, nearly 2 1/2 million have cut down at least. (Joint Study YouGov and ASH).

  • FLORA did a survey regarding eating habits and of the 2,000 people they interviewed, 25% had increased the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables they are eating. Fewer sarnies munched on the hoof, we guess.

  • We mustn't overlook the effect things have had on our environment. Air pollution decreased significantly whilst we weren't all hopping in our cars. And this will have given wildlife a bit of breathing space, as well as helped those who suffer from asthma.

  • With the only opportunity to get some fresh air being our single exercise outing each day, many of us made the most of the time we were allowed. Bike sales shot up fivefold, and we're pretty sure that more pairs of trainers were allowed to realise their true vocation at long last.

So all in all, you could say lockdown has at least led to some healthier habits. And that's bound to have an impact on the amount of energy we have for moving our businesses forward, eh?

Until next time ...

Business Godparent


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About Roger Eddowes ...


Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.

Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.