Armed Forces personnel are used to spending long periods of time on deployment away from family and friends and spending time in close quarters – so many of them have been sharing their advice for people back home who are now coping with isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now that millions have been told to stay indoors to protect public health from the coronavirus pandemic, many are away from loved ones, confined to their homes and unable to visit friends and family.
Members of the Armed Forces have been posting their advice on some strategies to cope with daily life when faced with restrictions of movement and other challenges of living in close quarters.
From across the internet, and services, the military have been pulling together and sharing their tips and here is what they've been saying online.
Routine, keeping in touch with loved ones and friends online and other activities all feature in the posts.
Crew aboard the HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier which can carry up to 1,600 personnel, are among those to post their tips based on their experience of life at sea.
Former Submariner, Jon Bailey, also shared some advice on Twitter, suggesting that staying connected and daily catch-ups are a good way to cope with challenging circumstances.
WO2 (sel WO1) Louise Thornton AGC SPS, the Adjutant General's Corp Staff and Personnel Support Branch Sergeant Major, shared her thoughts on getting through isolation, echoing the need for maintaining a routine and keeping in touch.
Meanwhile on Instagram HMS Oardacious, the team of four Royal Navy Submariners who rowed across the Atlantic in December of last year, shared a list of advice including exercising, routine and interaction.
These are just a selection of the posts across social media sharing advice on coping with the challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 restrictions as the pandemic grips the UK - why not share your military tips for others back home?
* Cover image credit: Royal Navy. MoD/Crown copyright 2018