Christmas time 2020

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All you need to know to help you stay safe, well and happy over the festive season.

Staying happy

It’s always important to take care of your mental wellbeing, but even more so during the festive season. There are lots of little ways that you can take care of your mental wellbeing, such as:

  • Take time out to focus on yourself and relax
  • Remember that taking ‘me time’ is always okay
  • Stay connected with your loved ones
  • Remember that Christmas is about more than just gifts!

Find out more: The Mix have lots of useful information and tips on taking care of your mental wellbeing.

If you do find that things become too much, there is always lots of support available:

Staying safe:

Staying safe when you’re out and about is always super important, especially at the moment as you need to remember social distancing guidelines. Here are some of our tips on staying safe when you’re out:

  • Always carry a charged mobile phone
  • Tell somebody where you’re going and when you’ll be back
  • Plan your route using well-lit streets and avoiding alleys
  • Keep your distance from others (at least 2m)
  • Wear a face covering where possible

Instant expert: Keep up to date with social distancing guidelines.

Having fun:

Although you may be unable to meet up with your friends or do the activities that you usually would, there are still lots of ways to have fun at home or socially distanced.

  • Take a trip to see light displays, such as the ones at Waddesdon Manor and Blenheim Palace
  • Explore your local area and see how many Christmas lights you can spot
  • Host a virtual Christmas party
  • Have a Christmas movie day
  • Do some Christmas crafts, like creating decorations or Christmas decorations
  • Bake some yummy Christmas treats
  • Visit Banbury Christmas Light Show
  • Get involved with Oxfordshire Libraries eBook Short Story competition 

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