Once the decision to enter lockdown because of Covid-19 was announced, and after reading up on ‘how to lead during a crisis’, I learned that “speed is your best friend and perfection is your enemy”. As a result, straight after the announcement of the lock down, I got in contact with all my PhD students to make sure they were OK. As I know them well, I know that some of them could lose their jobs, or their partners could lose jobs which would have a huge impact on their mental health. I kept in touch, communicating with them by phone and by email.
Hassan, A. 2020, 'Keeping communications open during lockdown', Community Acuity PhD supervisors, 26 June. Available at: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/publications/4dda7901-fd73-4796-9e7e-dbea94387673