I doubt I will ever write something for our newsletter in stranger or more testing times again. I will keep this brief as you don’t need me to tell you how difficult things are or are going to be. If you are reading this at all in all likelihood it will be from home (where I am typing it) and you are probably only reading it to stop from thinking about what is going to happen next week when you are working from home whilst also trying to ensure your children (if you have them) continue some sort of educational progress.

I do want to say a couple of things though, firstly we are still fully functioning. We may be working from our homes but we have access to all our systems, we are still working for our clients and we here to help if you need us.

Secondly, I want to just put out there how amazing everyone I work with has been, the adaptability, the camaraderie and the overall spirit of everyone I work with is pretty humbling to see.

This leads me on to my final point and that is to look out for one another. The mental health aspect of the coming weeks should not be overlooked from people going stir-crazy at home, worried about their jobs, their children’s education as well as the health of elderly or unwell friends and relatives. This is a time to come together and do what we can when we can from helping neighbours with their shopping to checking on our work colleagues to see how they are coping.

Be kind to each other, stay healthy and if you need anything from me or anyone else at MediaCom Edinburgh (and not just work) or you just want to talk then we are here.

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