Stick to a timetable, get outdoors and other tips for students at home

Schools and academic institutions have issued advice on how to manage new routines

Secondary school students  have been advised by their teachers to maintain the timetables of their school days as much as possible. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school students have been advised by their teachers to maintain the timetables of their school days as much as possible. Photograph: iStock

As students settle into their second full week of studying at home following closures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, schools and academic institutions including Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork have issued advice on how to manage these new routines.

First off, students are reminded that these emergency restrictions are not to be treated like school/college holidays. “In ordinary circumstances you would shower, dress, have breakfast and have to go outside each day to get to college. Try to replicate this by rising at the same time daily, showering and dressing, having breakfast and going for a walk,” advises Martina Mullin, health promotion officer from TCD.

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