We are lucky enough to have access to a beach for our ‘fresh air’ time, and reflect on those who live in much more confined and compact spaces. However, the longer term impacts of social isolation will only be known much later as we contemplate how long we may need to be in this situation. At the moment the official advice is 4 weeks, but it is already clear any move to anything resembling ‘normal’ is likely to be months. I feel for those in real ‘isolation’ and are encouraging innovative ways to keep connected virtually. So far we have had virtual coffees and a virtual dinner party.