Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), our daily routines have changed and we're all working differently - either remotely, or out in the borough delivering essential services in highly unusual circumstances.

To help, here are a few ideas to hopefully make your days and weeks a little easier. If there's anything you'd like to suggest for this page, please email staffinfo@wirral.gov.uk.

Wirral Leisure exercise videos

Join staff from Wirral’s leisure centres and stay active at home. Our fitness instructors have uploaded short exercise clips to Youtube, including Buggy Park Fitness and West Kirby Concourse’s regular chair-based exercise class.

Keep your mind healthy

NHS campaign Every Mind Matters has published advice to help people look after their mental health while they are staying home. It provides 13 useful steps – including taking time to relax, not watching too much news, and talking about your worries.

The Headspace website and app is offering free meditation, sleep and movement exercises. Visit the website for videos, calming music, and short stories designed to inspire your day.

Paying more attention to the present moment – and to your own thoughts and feelings – can improve your mental wellbeing. The NHS website has some helpful information to help you practice mindfulness.

For the little ones in your families, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has a resource to help children hope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Working Remotely

We’re all getting used to working very differently and lots of us are learning as we go. You can access health and safety information, remote working advice for employees and managers and other resources on our intranet. It’s important that you keep in touch and stick to a good routine to support your work-life balance during this challenging time

Microsoft Teams - top tips!

Many of us have now been working at home for nearly two weeks, and we have seen a big increase in the use of Microsoft Teams. Some may have already been using it regularly but for other staff it will still be relatively new.

Our intranet has series of top tips to help you get the most out of using Teams. If you’ve got any you’d like to add, please contact the Organisational Development team:   organisationaldevelopment@wirral.gov.uk

Guidance for those who are working from their usual place of work

Guidance on staying well at work is available on our intranet.