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While the coronavirus pandemic has us all following the government guidelines to stay at home and observe social distancing, it has never been more important to reach out to those who might be in need of some company.

The social distancing restrictions are one of the ways in which we are all staying safe.  Sadly, it's taken away that most basic, natural instinct we all have, which is to talk to others, connect with people face to face, and hug those you love.  As hard as it is, it is absolutely essential that we follow the rules regarding social distancing to protect the NHS and save lives.

Share a rainbow

Children across the county have been drawing, painting and creating rainbows to put up in windows as a mark of solidarity.  A way of expressing togetherness and support during lockdown.

These colourful and inspiring rainbows have been spreading cheer to passers-by and neighbours.  Now, with the relaunch of our In Good Company campaign, we're calling on families to think about whether there is a family member, friend, or neighbour living alone who could do with a rainbow to brighten their day (and their window).

Find out more and share pictures of your colourful creations on the Norfolk County Council Facebook page and we'll see how far our In Good Company rainbows spread.

Get involved in VE Day

On Friday 8 May 2020 the nation will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe.

Sadly, due to the coronavirus restrictions most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed but we still want to support the celebrations and encourage you all to join us in doing the same.

One activity that you can do from your own home is to make your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display in your window, or why not make some and send it to neighbours and friends who might be on their own? Visit bbc.co.uk/makeadifference for everything you need to get involved.

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