The past few months have shown a shift in how we interact with our friends and family and even how we grocery shop. Everyone is wearing a mask to leave the house and we are being told that we should not interact with anyone outside of our physical household.The phrase “social distancing,” meaning keeping your distance from others when out of your home, has become an everyday saying and we are being encouraged to stay in our homes. The CDC has even posted specific guidelines for social distancing.
Rules for Social Distancing
According to the CDC, to practice social or physical distancing:
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.
Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
What This Means for Us
Unfortunately, these safety measures prevent us from being able to see any loved one who does not share a home with us. In a time when we are not supposed to leave our house, let alone visit friends and family, we can find ourselves missing the people we care about. Enter friendship lamps. Friend lamps or long distance touch lamps are designed to let your loved ones know you care. While they make great relationship gifts, they are also a great way to stay in touch with family you cannot see during the quarantine.
What Are Friendship Lamps and How Do They Work?
Friendship lamps are colorful desk lamps that are touch activated to communicate with other people. They are easy to use and work through Wi-Fi to light up another person’s lamp. The steps to setting up your Friendship Lamp are easy:
- Simply plug in your Friendship Lamp and establish a Wi-Fi connection.
- Connect the Friendship Lamp to your personal group ID through your Wi-Fi connection.
- Touch the lamp and let your special ones know that they are on your mind!
Friendship Lamps are great gifts for a number of situations including birthdays, anniversaries or graduations. While we are spending time in quarantine, Friendship Lamps are one of the best ways to show someone you care.
Where Can I Buy a Friendship Lamp?
You can get your very own touch lamp for you and a friend at www.friendshiplamps.com.au. These lamps are sold either as single units or as a pair to share with someone you love. Multiple lamps can be connected to one group ID so you can stay in touch with multiple friends or family members at the same time.