Greater Sydney Lockdown - Things to Do?

Hey guys

Most people are aware we are going to be in for a lockdown for the next 2 weeks.

I'm not going to be going into work. So what now?
Any suggestions would be great! Also feel free to post what you'll be doing during the lockdown and share your plans.

Eg. Cooking
Gaming (consoles, board games)
Any indoor activity

Comments

  • +4 votes

    I mean it's 10 working days and a weekend and a half Will you really notice it that much?

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      How much do you like your family?

    • +2 votes

      I am envious of people who have enough time to be bore…. Actually not really, it must suck

      I am envious of people who have a lot of spare time

  • +5 votes

    WoW 9.1 Patch

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      is there flying in that patch?

  • +7 votes

    Paint the bedroom
    Clean the windows
    Change the oil + filter on the car
    Clean out the garage/shed
    Put in a rainwater tank
    Fix the gutters
    Mend the fence

    Take a break

    • +1 vote

      Half of sydney rents so cant do some of this

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        “The starting point for a first home buyer is to get a good job that pays good money" - Joe Hockey, 2015.

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      Have a Kit-Kat?

  • +20 votes

    Watch friendlyjordies on YouTube and wake up to the shocking police state you're living in! Dictator Dan has nothing on Bruz!

    • +2 votes

      No catchy Nazi-esque name for Gladys yet?
      C’mon One Neuron voters, think harder!

      • +1 vote

        If we hadn't had the two weeks to flatten the curve over a year ago I'd never have known how to pronounce her last name. Repetition learning works.

        Give it another year before I figure out how to get Gladys to rhyme with Hitler.

      • +13 votes

        Gulag Gladys

        • +1 vote

          Me likee!

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            @Boogerman: Miracle gladys for spreading covid across the entire country flattening it.

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          Is that what the new ro3e skin is called

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        Glad the (co)vidfailure

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        She's still trying to wash off "koala killer"

        Or maybe "in-love accomplice"

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        Koala Killer has always been the classic

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        How about the Delta Princess?

  • +5 votes
    1. Go to the toilet
    2. Go to the kitchen
    3. Go to the backyard
    4. Go to the lounge room
    5. Go to the garage
    6. Go to the bedroom
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      What, no mailbox every second day?

      • +5 votes

        Nah you save that for the end of the week so it feels like a holiday away from the house.

  • +1 vote

    Warzone

  • +8 votes

    Home based fitness blitz? there are heaps of exercises you can do at home without any equipment. Could be combined with some outdoor exercise too, if you’re comfortable with it not being too crowded wherever you live.

    Maybe some meditation too. It could be a well-being based lockdown.

  • +1 vote

    Do you think I could wash my car in the driveway of my own home or would I get into trouble doing this ?

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      I don't see why you would get into trouble unless you did it during strict water restrictions; you're at home …

    • +4 votes

      You will if you use your next door neighbours' tap

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        What about your next door neighbours bikini?

        Edit: dw probably illegal for separate reason.

  • +1 vote

    Get TRX suspension trainer and exercise at home.

  • +8 votes

    What's the chances this will only be a 2 week lockdown..? The numbers didn't look so flash…(coming from someone in Melb)

    • +4 votes

      Not that great

    • +3 votes

      She lost control of it in the early stages and I think the price will be paid .
      My conclusion is the press conferences of yesterday where the morning it was a no brainer to call a lockdown ( the day before she should have call it not half of Syd ) but still strived to keep Syd open even though clearly contact tracers were behind all the outbreaks .
      6 weeks because not everyone going to follow the rules and the spread is way far further than contact tracers can handle .

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        It's weird looking on from a VIC where 1-3 cases is red alert. Apparently Sydney is much more segmented and the spread can be controlled a bit easier but I remember how hard it was/how long it took when we were getting 20-30 cases a day…

        • +2 votes

          I don't think it's as segmented as some people think.

          Something like half a million people work in the cbd. That's a lot of people from all parts of the city using public transport and mingling.

          Segmentation is more in terms of socioeconomic cirlces (postcode elitism and such) rather than geographically.

          • +2 votes

            @poulay: Sydney is much more insular and less social. Regions don’t interact with each other as much (insular peninsular or ‘the shire). We don’t ‘go places’ on public transport as much as melbournians do because its not as easy.

            We usually stay in our locale because getting anywhere is a mission and PITA.

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      How long were Melbourne’s for?

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        2 weeks: 1st week 5 radius and 2nd week 10km radius. Believe it is 25km radius right now.

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          It was 3rd week 4 reasons removed, 25km limit. 4th week distance restrictions removed. 5th week (this week) more people allowed at houses and meeting up or whatever.

  • +5 votes

    We can spend some time thanking glads for not going earlier on a 3 day short sharp lockdown.

    Thats what happens when you’ve criticised others.

    • -1 vote

      This is delta strain. Very different beast.

      If you do a lockdown, I think you would need a "proper" one. Three days off (false hope), and then 'x' weeks back on would be too disruptive, especially mentally.

      At least with one continuous timeline, gradually built up, may help to manage people's expectations of what's ahead, whilst communicating with them (not overloading with information), keeping them updated of progress or regress, and providing the "why". They're mentally prepped and tuned in so to speak. And can plan ahead.

      • +3 votes

        I’m sure you we’re clear about the random ridiculous restrictions on some lga’s and those that travelled to those lga’s for work but not shopping and some people in lga’s could leave greater sydney and some couldn’t and was shellharbour included or wasn’t it. Guess what, most people had NFI what the non-lockdown lockdown rules were.

        She backed herself into a corner criticising other states and had to be dragged kicking and screaming to do the right thing.

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          for work but not shopping

          You realise the effect that a covid breakout has on consumer confidence, right?

          The message may be enough to cut down shopper numbers voluntarily (as it has in the past, in Australia and elsewhere). And thus people opt to stay out of those LGAs. Who is stupid enough to want to travel to a disease hotspot? Not me, I ain't that stupid and I care about my health.

          Work isn't leisure. That's why the employer has to pay the employee a sufficient amount to return to "operate" and "execute".

          do the right thing

          Since you're expert in epidemiology, financial and economic forecasting, behavioural science and economic psychology, and you know the Sydney populace so well, what is the right thing (in your opinion)?

          • +1 vote

            @concept: The right thing to do is to not play politics and give people a simple and clear public health order to follow. You need to make the instructions easy to adhere to or people just won’t follow them.

            We saw the mess Hazzard got himself into by calling the limo driver a fool and then discovering it was his rules that were lacking. Still no apology.

            It’s been clear from the outset that this mob has had a holier than thou attitude towards other states and when it came to the crunch to protect NSW citizens they have failed us because of their politicking.

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              @Vote for Pedro: Agreed, 85% of what you said. "Holier than thou"? All the states are guilty the same way. We're all working as one unit: Australia. I wish the premiers would stop talking about what other states are doing (or not doing) and, instead, focus on understanding the problem, the causal/contributory factors, potential solutions, and focusing on the "execution" with consideration to the dynamic nature of change and the long-term horizon. Some positivity about what's working and honesty about what's not, please.

              In my view, any failures (to mitigate the seeding from "blooming" early enough, in any state) was due to lacklustre execution (including unclear communication or half-harsed implementation of instructions and rules) and contingency planning, not learning adequately from past mistakes, not understanding more deeply what people may be like. Not politicking per se. Any politicking is a distraction from the aforementioned points. Mistakes are made (ours and others) and/or limited understanding led to a misjudgement. Acknowledge it. Done. In the past. Now, what have we learned, and how to remedy and proceed?

              Granted, this is the delta variant. So it kinda sucks.

              I think the way NSW's lockdown turned out has been pretty smooth-sailing so far. Prevention of "covid blooming"? Not so much.

  • +7 votes

    Every time I have a week off with nowhere to go I decide I’m going to deep clean my house and do loads of exercise and actually what I end up doing is sitting on the couch watching TV and eating. I’ve become an expert at it now.

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    Play June's Journey!

  • +1 vote

    Cooking - try a different country dish via YouTube tutorial (* Google hub in kitchen) I made toum few days ago, ate with roasted chicken…..so satisfying.

    Games - xbox ultimate game pass $1 for 3 months…..tons of games to play. PC or Xbox.

    Indoor activity - drawing, painting, reading, build a Lego theme " Lockdown with delta variant, who is to blame"

  • +1 vote

    Smart TV , Couch , Pillow, Bedsheet & lots of junk food

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    watch amazon adverts on here….

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    bitcoin mining and day trading

    • -1 vote

      I have a trade buy Flight Centre and Webjet 10 mins in on Mon .
      Bobs Your Uncle be the end of the day or 1 yrs time ( preferred play ) :)

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        Market should be up on monday. Lockdown = more stimulus = more money

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    Shop at ‘essential’ retailers like Athletes Foot, Rebel Sports, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

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      Or the bike shop.

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        Or Flower Power

  • +3 votes

    Civilization 6.

    You're welcome.

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      Lockdown is due to lift…. Just one more turn!!

  • +4 votes

    Take advantage of the empty roads - ride your bicycle! If your bicycle sucks, get a better one! (or upgrade your current one - huge gains made putting good tyres on, for example)

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      +1 Also great to watch Tour de France on ch30 in HD for inspo! Amazing heli shots of European castles transports you to France

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    It is not really a lockdown if there is no enforcement.

  • +1 vote

    Lockdown was a bit longer, so I had time to prepare/get supplies, but some things I did:

    • Took up rollerskating, because I loved doing it as a kid and wanted to try as an old person
    • Still working on a 13000ish piece puzzle
    • Played board games by myself, like Pandemic
    • I made a sourdough starter, but it sucked.
    • I made kumbucha, but CBF continuing to do it.
    • Had a clean up/got rid of unnecessary crap (had a garage sale after lockdown and got back a bit of money)
    • Did a bit of reading
    • Did more interesting cooking than normal
    • Watched TV/movies
    • Some of the time there was a heap of overtime available, so I did plenty of that
    • Bit of meditation
    • Browse Ozbargain
    • Spent lots of money online

    Lockdown is no longer in place ​down here, but I still get to work from home and not a huge fan of being around people, so I still keep doing much of the above, except the sourdough/kombucha. Next on my list is learning to be a better chess player and learning a new language.

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      Yeah I had that much shit that marketplace/ebay kept me busy on the side, threw out two bedrooms worth of crap in the shed, still couldn’t believe how much stuff we had when we moved

  • +3 votes

    Day one, and you are already freaking out. It's only two weeks- two weeks!

    Paint a room, clean the house, wash the car, why would you in "two weeks" consider some sort of Uni course.

    Relax, relax, relax

  • +1 vote

    Get a projector and watch movies on the big screen. Time to set up your home theater.

  • +1 vote

    some of the stuff listed here feels like 2 weeks free time at home. But don't you guys have work? I will be working from home 9-5 Monday to Friday.

    • +1 vote

      Yes

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        yes what?

        • +3 votes

          There was only one question in your comment, which I answered yes to.

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      Now that I don't commute I have about an extra 10 useful hours in my week, that's not even taking into account all the delays due to disruptions. They're daylight hours too, which makes them particularly awesome. The other thing is many people fill their time with activities outside the home so now all that time is free time to do things at home, so that could potentially be another 10-20 hours per week at home for some people. For me in lockdown versus not, there's probably an extra 10 hours per week at home.

      So for some people there could potentially be an extra 60+ hours to fill. Depends on pre-lockdown life.

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    netflix binge marathon is the obvious choice here
    tons of games out there you could play (if you don't mind blocky graphics minecraft is the ULTIMATE time sink)

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      warzone

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    xbox game pass 3 month trial for $1

  • +2 votes

    Get an oculus quest 2 and immerse yourself in a different world.

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    Walks

    • +6 votes

      I thought you wrote wanks but yeah

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    More gaming time for me, but the best thing is having a good gym at home.

    Will train most days and then go walking. Streets and park will be dead in my area. Win win.

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      how much can you bench bro?

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        My one lift record is 155kg. But generally I lift between 100-120kg.

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          impressive, how much do u weigh?

  • +5 votes

    Watching friendlyjordies on YouTube, learning about the corruption and ineptitude of the NSW and Federal Governments.

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    Exercise - cycling / running / walking / swimming / surfing / ball sports

    Having time to practice every day for 2 weeks would mean you would see drastic improvements (or enough time to learn anything reasonably well)

  • +1 vote

    Drink up my Boozebud orders and then buy some more.

  • +1 vote

    Do your free udemy course collection?

  • -3 votes

    pray and become closer to God.

  • +1 vote

    It is time to start that home business on the side which you've always thought about.

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    If you don't already have a massive backlog of games steam is having a sale right now. I smashed out about 5 games over the last melb 2 weeker

  • +4 votes

    I don't understand when people say they don't know what to do when they have spare time at home. Are they that extraverted that all their hobbies are outside?

    Art/craft
    Fixing/renovating the house
    Learn something new
    Reading
    Tv
    Meditate, yoga
    Exercise
    Games
    Cooking new dishes
    Cleaning/ big tidying up

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      As someone who has recently come to accept I am a rather extroverted person, I've found reading has brought me a great deal of satisfaction this year. People just don't know where to start reading and generally always associate it with fiction.

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    Plan to finish projects and learn new hobbies.

    Truth is you’ll watch the news all day, obsess over numbers and indulge in food and booze. You’ll watch a whole bunch of movies but nothing productive will get done.

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    Lego ucs falcon

  • +2 votes

    You could become a covid compliance officer

    Cause after shopping etc I am almost 100% certain they haven't invented this job in NSW yet.

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    Start all the arts and crafts I didn't touch from the first lockdown.

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    Going soon to be, gone fishing.

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    Netflix Binge

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    Waiting for a mate to get his copy of Mario Golf, so I can lay the smack down with my Slim Shady Mii armed with a Mushroom driver.

  • +1 vote

    Steam summer sale is currently on, get yourself a couple of games for the pc :)