ON A PERSONAL LEVEL
Fears of Unemployment and Future Employability
We need to be prepared to shift our career plans and expectations, as we adapt to a different job market due to the economic downturn.
New Ways of Working
While work continues to be remote for some businesses, it will see an adjusted reality of how we adapt to working from home and a review of how we measure productivity in the workforce.
FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND US
Loss of Normalcy
It is a vastly altered state of life that we are all trying to adapt to. Some of us may start to feel overwhelmed, teary, or even heavy-hearted during this pandemic - a sign that we are experiencing COVID-19 anxiety.
Coping with future uncertainty and fears
The number of calls to mental health hotlines have gone up with many having rising levels of stress due to isolation. As the impacts of the pandemic catch up to us, it is important to practice self-care and focus on what’s within our control.
Digitally Estranged Seniors
Many digitally estranged seniors have been struggling with the increase sense of isolation due to the social distancing measures, and these feelings of boredom and loneliness will leave a mark for time to come.
OUR COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE
The Gig Economy
Freelance workers who pivot fast or creatively offer solutions to help people in our post-COVID-19 reality may see new job opportunities they’ve never imagined.
While low-income families may still be able to receive some financial assistance from the government, it may not be enough for those whose incomes are “almost zero” due to loss of jobs.
Widening Class Divide:
Asset-rich, cash-poor Singaporeans will be severely hit by the upcoming economic downturn. No matter if it’s the poor, or vulnerable, the problems of one will affect the entire society as a whole in one way or another.