While we may be cooped up in our own homes during lockdown, many of us are lucky enough to have 21st century technology to help keep us connected to friends and family…

We all miss weekend braais, date nights, hanging out with our girlfriends, book club and other hobbies, and being able to smile at a stranger in a mall without a mask on!

In the video above, take a look at 11 ideas that you can use to connect with friends and family while still in lockdown. From cooking the same dish as a friend while on video chat to organising a virtual fashion show with your besties!

If you’re part of a craft club, or painting group, why not schedule a ‘virtual’ craft day where you can get together online, and enjoy your craft.

Did you know that you can even play games like Monopoly and Cluedo with friends through apps on your phone? You could also set up game boards like Monopoly and Settlers of Catan, and play the game via video call, just mirroring each other’s moves on each board.

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Watch the video above for more tips on reconnecting and maintaining relationships during lockdown.