Coronavirus (COVID-19) doesn’t mean that we need to limit conversations with others, and certainly does not mean we are curtailing our Care & Support service…quite the opposite! We all simply have to make better use of the existing digital options that are out there, such as:
Phone call: You can always call people and use speakerphone. If you have friends or relatives who don’t feel confident setting up a webcam, hearing their voice is definitely better than nothing. Get in touch with us on: 0191 415 06 93.
FaceTime: If you both have Apple devices, you can FaceTime. You can set it up as a one-to-one video call or set up a Group FaceTime with up to 32 people. (Group FaceTime requires newer devices and an updated iOS; check this site for full requirements.) If your hands are going to be occupied and you’re joining from a phone or iPad, make sure you’ve got a stack of books ready to lean your device up against.
Google Duo: If anyone in your planned get-together doesn’t have an Apple device, Google Duo is basically an Android version of FaceTime. The app is free to download. Up to eight people can join a Duo call.
Skype: Up to 10 people can join a Skype group video call. Skype is free to download and works on phones, tablets and computers with webcams. If you’re playing host, it’ll be easier to set up the call if you’re on a laptop or desktop computer, but other participants don’t have to be.
Zoom: Zoom allows free one-on-one video meetings for as long as you want or for three or more people for up to 40 minutes with their free plan.
Are there any others we have missed? Let us know by email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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