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5 Things we've learned through Covid-19

August 14, 2020
The Lime Team

COVID-19, Coronavirus, pandemic, lockdown – the last few months have been a hard time for everyone in different ways. Here at Lime, like so many, we have been working remotely. We have spent our time thinking about how we can help people – what do people need now and how we can get the right products out there to help as many people as possible. Just like everyone else, we’ve had our ups and downs. Lucy Hussey, writes about 5 things we’ve learned:

1. We had to rethink our priorities.

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make you think about what’s important.  We think it boils down to making time for the things that really make you happy. For us here at Lime (and probably for most people) that’s time with family and friends and good health to really enjoy that time. I’ve also rediscovered the simple pleasures of sourdough bread, walks in the woods, and reading a book – an actual paperback - the old-fashioned way!

2. We are very lucky to have the NHS.

We were clapping with gusto along with the rest of the country every Thursday evening. We are so proud of the NHS and all the key workers whose hard work and sacrifices have saved lives right through the pandemic.  

3. Virtual life works. More or less.

How many of us have taken part in a lockdown Zoom quiz with family or friends? What about virtual wine tasting? Virtual meetings have become the norm. Even the way we access healthcare has changed with GP appointments often over the phone or online. Surprisingly, although it isn’t perfect, we have adapted and this new normal is likely here to stay. At Lime, we want to understand more about the way access to healthcare is changing. What will this mean for the way we are diagnosed and treated in the future?

4. Superheroes don’t wear capes.

I know we aren’t alone in thinking this. Supermarket workers, delivery drivers, police officers, firefighters, of course NHS staff and, as anyone attempting to home school children will know, teachers – to name just a few! So many people have done so much to keep the country running, often at considerable personal risk and sacrifice. We are in awe. Thank you to each and every one!

5. We all have a part to play.

Sometimes it can feel like what we do as individuals or families doesn’t matter. Over the last few months we have seen what a difference we all can make. From washing our hands to keeping our distance and wearing a face covering in a shop, it’s clear that each and every one of us can do something for the greater good. On a bigger scale, people came together in the community to help each other, from doing the shopping for vulnerable neighbours to making face coverings or scrubs for NHS workers. At Lime, we are proud to have been part of it alongside everyone else and we have been inspired. Now we are wondering, what more can we do? We’re working on it and we will let you know as soon as we can!

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