A-Plan Blog

29 Apr

What Netflix shows to watch during Lockdown

Need a little escapism? Been furloughed and need to fill your day with something other than your daily exercise and cleaning? Or simply a lover of the boxset? Whatever your reason for sitting down and binge watching the latest Netflix Original, check out some of the popular TV shows to watch right now. The Crown

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22 Apr

Lockdown – a great time to sort out your van.

Finish work, throw stuff in the van. Next day, finish work, throw stuff in the van… sound familiar? If you’re sick of hunting around your van, looking for that fill valve or spanner, check out our top tips for a lockdown van sort out. Now, depending on how bad your van is currently looking, or

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22 Apr

Van driver? Tips to keeping safe during COVID-19

Many businesses are facing challenges during this crisis, but if you’re a van driver and continuing to provide that much needed support at this time, here are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy. Some of them may sound obvious, but we hope it serves as a useful reminder. Sharing a van? How

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03 Apr

Easter activities for the whole family

With the prospect of spending Easter in lockdown, and getting to the shops now a little more challenging than usual, now’s a good time to start planning some fun Easter activities to do with children at home this year. Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to entertain them and give Easter more of a sense

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31 Mar

Your wellbeing

During this time of lockdown and social distancing, with the vast majority of people at home, it’s never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing as well as you’re health. For some people, being at home during the day will be normal, particularly for those that are retired or looking after children. However,

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24 Mar

Keeping children entertained at home

Following the ever-changing developments with Coronavirus and the Government’s latest announcement about staying home, a lot of parents may be wondering how to keep their children busy, particularly if you need to continue working from home. So we’ve created a list of activities to keep your little ones entertained and occupied during this time.  Educational

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23 Mar

Coronavirus: keeping you up-to-date

Much is changing on a daily basis in light of Coronavirus with many businesses being impacted, either needing to adjust to homeworking, changing shift patterns or temporarily closing. We’ve pulled together some links around finding the right information and support during this time. Keeping up with the news Like us here at A-Plan, you’re probably

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20 Mar

Top tips to work well from home

For many people, working from home is part of their working life, but for others, it will be the first time they’ve needed to do it. So we’ve pulled together our top tips on how to be efficient and maintain your wellbeing, without feeling too isolated. Having the right kit Hopefully if you’re working from

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19 Mar

Raising the community spirit

With communities up and down the UK looking at ways to keep positive, we spotted one idea being shared on Facebook (see below). Local residents have been encouraged to paint or draw a rainbow and put in in their window. Those who are following the Government’s latest advice and getting out for their once daily

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Social Distancing Walk - durdle door
18 Mar

Social Distancing – What can you do?

Social Distancing – What it Means Following the recent announcement from the Government, advising people should only go out if they are shopping for basic necessities (as infrequently as possible), taking one form of exercise a day, any medical need or to help a vulnerable person, or travelling to work where it’s absolutely necessary. If

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