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In a few short months, everything that we took for granted - visiting loved ones, nipping to the shops for a few essentials, even going to school - have all been replaced by a regime of social distancing and strict hand hygiene.

In a few short months, everything that we took for granted - visiting loved ones, nipping to the shops for a few essentials, even going to school - have all been replaced by a regime of social distancing and strict hand hygiene.

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In a few short months, everything that we took for granted - visiting loved ones, nipping to the shops for a few essentials, even going to school - have all been replaced by a regime of social distancing and strict hand hygiene.

The world has changed beyond all recognition.

In a few short months, everything that we took for granted - visiting loved ones, nipping to the shops for a few essentials, even going to school - have all been replaced by a regime of social distancing and strict hand hygiene.

With the new way of life has come a whole new vocabulary, words that were once alien to most have now become common, everyday phrases. Coronavirus, epidemiologist and shielding - they're all words that are now part of the wider public consciousness.