Hello and welcome to 2022. At this point in time, I think it’s safe to assume one of three things – you’ve either contracted COVID-19, are a close contact of someone who has, or just happen to know a truckload of people doing it rough in iso. No matter the case, care package ideas are necessary in the current climate.
So, if you’re lucky enough to still be COVID-free, not only are you few and far between, but all of us iso kids need you to give us some TLC (preferably in throat lozenge form).
That’s why, on behalf of us all, here’s a running list of things we’d literally love to receive on our doorstep right now.
COVID-19 isolation care package ideas
I haven’t tested positive yet, but I’ve been told Omicron isn’t easy on the appetite, nor does it really give one the will to cook. That’s why getting your ‘Rona positive friends some ready-to-go meals (like soup or even pasta) will go a long way in keeping them nourished and fed – even when they don’t feel like it.
Apparently chopped fruit serves the same purpose. Easy, bite-sized and refreshing for all you people stuck in bed.
My friend messaged me today asking for chocolate since her appetite is back, so while soup and fruit are nice, make sure to throw in a few fun snacks for when they start to get the salty n’ sweet munchies back.
If you’re the type to burn water, or just have no damn clue what to get your struggling mates on their not so finest hour for dinner, then an UberEats voucher might go down a treat. This one can even be instantly sent to their email online alongside a personalised message. They come in a couple of different values, too.
It’s common knowledge that keeping your fluids up while sick is optimal for the road to recovery, but sometimes water gets boring. The solution to your woes? Flavoured water drops! This baby will make your fluids a lil’ more appetising.
Another alternative is picking up a few bottles of Powerade to give ya mates some energy and extra hydration.
There’s nothing fun about what a COVID-19 cough can do to your throat, which is why some calming tea paired alongside bed rest has the potential to go a long way.
Another non-water alternative to keep our COVID-19 patients hydrated is Hydralyte. Their frozen form might also help with the summer heat goin’ on lately (of course La Niña took cover while we all headed into lockdown).
Perhaps send them a little something to celebrate the end of iso. We’d suggest gifting them something light and summery like a seltzer. If they’re not a huge fan of seltzers, feel free to head a lil’ higher up the shelf.
My friend said she lived on these while she was sick. I know they won’t erase the Coronavirus cough altogether, but at the very least they’re said to keep your throat lubricated.
Ah, tissues. I think this one’s a no brainer at this point.
The jury’s still out on whether this even works, but rumour has it that burning an orange on the stovetop and eating it is supposed to help bring patients’ taste and smell back if the ‘Rona stole that from your mates, too.
‘Rona or not, whenever I’m sick, I often like to go in with some antibacterial wipes as soon as I’m on the mend. Why? It helps rid your house and space of any germs, and also makes you feel clean and human again.
The same goes for this bad boy.
Now, it’s no secret iso can get damn boring (especially once the confined-to-a-bed phase is over), so it might be nice to pick your mates some cute activities to do while they’re holed up in their rooms. A little paint by number set is one way to keep them occupied.
A new game for their Switch is another. Thank us later.
If they’re not a gamer or artist, then this book written by Sydney-sider Diana Reid will keep your mate glued to every page (and hopefully keep their mind off things).
It sure does suck to have COVID-19. Let ’em know you’re thinking about them in the ballsiest way possible. PSA: they also have a vegan alternative.
A slightly more PG version of the above if your care package is for your grandparents. However, guaranteed the same thoughtful effect.
If you want to take it that step further, you can also order them a cheeky personalised cake. This particular retailer is based in Melbourne, but if you search Instagram for ‘little cakes’ there’s no shortage of them floating around. The more unique the message, the better.
These care package ideas will not only be greatly appreciated but hopefully give your mates the best chance of ‘Rona recovery possible. That way you can all get out and about again in no time (after the seven days is up of course). Head here for more ways to beat COVID-19 at home or here to find out everything you need to know about the booster shot.