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Assignment 2 – Social Themes – ‘Furloughed’


On Saturday, 21, March, 2020, I was told to close my charity shop until further notice and on Monday, 23, March, 2020, Boris Johnson, announced a national lockdown to try to control the spread of COVID 19 across the U.K. – I became one of millions to be furloughed with an uncertain future.

Like most everyone else with lots of time on their hands, I found things to do – gardening, DIY. and whilst some discovered new hobbies, I put a great deal of effort into my studies, I drank lots of tea, listened to the radio and discovered daytime TV.

At first it was all very novel and for the first month I was still on full salary, then my salary reduced to 80% under the government furloughed scheme.

As weeks become months, feelings of isolation and financial insecurity begin to set in – and time drags on…..

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Hi, I am an OCA student studying for an Art degree in Photography , my student number is 512659. My e-mail is:

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