People have been asking for it, others have been fearing it. Some countries in the meantime have been living it. So, we’d rather be prepared.

We are not promoting bulk buying in any way, we do not think this is the right move to make. Bulk buying might put your mind at rest but will create other problems, for yourself and definitely for others who will be unable to find the items they need.

So how can you best prepare for weeks of being cut off from the world? Here are some tips from those who have already been through it in China as to how to psychologically survive quarantine. This isn’t preparation for apocalypse — it’s readying yourself for a stressful and highly inconvenient but temporary experience, concentrating on the psychological experience more than the health side.

Below is a checklist which can help you prepare yourself for a pandemic lock-down: