The nation has been advised to remain indoors and avoid all social interactions unless necessary; this includes travelling domestically and internationally. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and as Bear Grylls said on Twitter “Improve, adapt, overcome”. Here are some methods to keep the housebound jitters away!

Online shopping is nothing new but with the current precautions it is recommended more than usual. ASOS, Urban Outfitters and The Iconic are great examples for all your Internet window shopping needs that offer your favourite brands. If you’re a current student and sign up to UniDays you can receive massive discounts from said sites, including Adidas, Sephora, Cotton On, Lorna Jane and Platypus Shoes just to name a few.

Netflix has become the go to streaming service in Australia since 2015, and 50% of the adult population in Australia has an account. No wonder that is the case with its plethora of entertainment choices. Recent additions include Stranger Things season 3, John Wick 3: Parabellum, Riverdale season 4, Marriage Story, Peaky Blinders season 5 and The Irishman. Plans are from $13.99.

Foxtel has been an Australian favourite for over 15 years, currently featuring TV shows such as Game of Thrones, The Crown, The Walking Dead and Westworld, and current movies like Rocketman, Spider-Man: Farm from Home, Yesterday and Joker. Twelve-month Foxtel plans are from $49.

Disney + is the new streaming service on the block. But don’t let that sway you as they offer a massive range of all things Disney including every Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars movie, and lots of National Geographic specials who like their entertainment with a side of education. Plans start at $8.99.

Ten years ago, did any of us think that alcohol could be delivered to our front doors? Flying cars seemed more plausible, but luckily with businesses like Dan Murphy’s and Jimmy Brings delivery services within 30 minutes of ordering. Whether that’s a pinot noir, Kahlua, a Japanese whiskey or just a case of beer… Who said self-isolation was boring?

Though Woolworths have suspended their delivery options until further notice due to a significant shortage of miscellaneous stock, Coles is struggling with online deliveries so much so they have expanded to UberEats. Though each food delivery service is different from location to location UberEats, Menulog and Deliveroo are all connected to various favourite franchises such as Zambrero, Subway, Rashays, Ben & Jerry’s, Roll’d, Schnitz, Spit Shack all over Canberra so you’re never short of options!

Though the world might seem to be at a standstill our need for entertainment and nourishment continues; one app at a time.