A letter from the editor, Laura Weir:
As the capital faces one of the worst crises in its history, there is one thing that will pull us through and that is you, us, our community.
Today, ES Magazine publishes its We Are One cover, an artwork designed by Anthony Burrill to unite London as we come together to fight the impact that Covid-19 is having upon our city and its people. #Londontogether is our message to you this week and in the pages of this magazine, in the daily newspaper and online at standard.co.uk, we will of course be bringing you news and ways to survive isolation, but also ideas on how to help others as we navigate the new normal that is a more remote and isolated life.
It is only through checking that your neighbour’s children have enough to eat (and doing so while obeying the Government’s public proximity guidelines); that your friend with mental health problems is holding up; or by FaceTime-ing, Zooming or Housepartying with friends using the myriad digital ways to stay in touch, without being in physical contact, that we will get through this unprecedented time.
We also need to be kind. This is not a time for hoarding but a time for giving — for not taking the last onion or bottle of bleach off the shelves, for paying it forward in the hope that the shopper behind you got the empathy memo, too. Some lives are being completely shattered by this virus, so make sure you aren’t helping to wield the hammer. Be generous, be aware, and even though you might be inside them, think beyond your four walls.
Remember, London, We Are One. United. Always.
Source: Evening Standard UK