5 Ways to connect your family over this holiday weekend

With the appearance of the COVID-19 virus, it has changed the world at a very fast paste, we gave put 5 ways to connect with your family over this holiday weekend. With many countries introducing nationwide lockdowns, families and friends separated for the foreseeable future.

The holidays on our doorstep with many people spending this time alone, whether your loved ones are abroad or just down the road. If they’re not in the same household as you then it means you will not be able to visit them for the current moment until the lockdown is over.

If you want to keep yourself, friends and loved ones safe, then complying with the COVID-19 lockdown advice is the best thing you can do for your country.

Thanks to technology, there are plenty of ways you can stay in touch with your loved ones over the coming holidays. The following innovative technologies are available to join families and friends at this time without risking COVID-19 and breaking lockdown rules.

Whatsapp video calling

Connect with your family using WhatsApp

This messenger app is by far the most popular app to stay connected with your contact using text, voice and video. It allows you to connect instantly and up to 4 people at a time on a conference call.

Cost: Free

Available on: All Mobile Telephones

Facetime Calls

Connect with your family using apple face time

The Apple version of Whatsapp and the favourite way to communicate with people using the Apple product

Cost: Free

Available on: All Apple Products


Connect with your family using zoom

Another version of video calling and very popular in the corporate world and many churches and school adopting this platform in the past few weeks to keep in touch with the people that matter.

Cost: Free (Pro Version available)

Available on: Any Device

Microsoft Teams

Connect with your family using microsoft teams

Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

Cost: Free (Pro Version available)

Available on: Any Device

Skype Calls

Connect with your family using skype

Skype calls to Skype contact is always free and have good voice quality available. Skype can make international calls at a low cost if you need to.

Cost: Free (Non-Skype calls require Credits)

Available on: Any Device

Remember the following five crucial things to reduce the risk of COVID-19

  1. Stay at home; only go out when necessary.
  2. Keep 2m social distancing.
  3. Wash your hands regularly with soap.
  4. Avoid touching your nose and mouth.
  5. No handshakes, hugging or kissing.

For more information, you can visit the World Health Organization website http://www.who.it


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