Good Queen Til has written an open letter to young people:
Dear young people,https://www.monarchie.be/...a/open-brief-aan-jongeren
For some time now you have to stay at home, and avoid all contact outside the family, with both family and friends. You know that this measure is necessary to curb the spread of the corona virus.
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to all young people who, as responsible citizens, contribute to the effort that is expected of everyone to prevent new infections.
Each of us must take responsibility, not only by complying with all guidelines ourselves, but also by encouraging friends and acquaintances to do so. Staying at home, washing hands, keeping your distance and avoiding getting out in groups, even if it is just to get a breath of fresh air: that is and remains very important.
Staying indefinitely without seeing his friends, without going to school: that is, of course, a completely new situation that can also cause confusion. I hear that through the media, but I also see it with our children and their friends. Because of that uncertainty and the lack of human contact and activities, some of you may feel anxious or not even like it anymore. It is also not always possible to answer all your questions.
That is why I turn to you and your parents to encourage you and give you some advice.
First and foremost, don't hesitate to talk to your parents or the people around you about what you feel and experience. Also inquire about family, friends or single people you know.
Try to maintain a daily routine as much as possible, especially the hours when you usually get up, study, relax and go to sleep. Keep working hard for a while, make use of the learning resources that you have available. You will be all the better prepared when school starts again.
Above all, make time to have fun, laugh, relax. You can do this by reading, writing (for example keep a diary or a blog), by playing music, cooking, playing board games ... Come out now and then to get a breath of fresh air, but stay close to home.
Finally, never hesitate to ask for help or to give a listening ear to people around you who feel vulnerable in these turbulent times. If necessary, know that there are several help lines on the internet that are accessible free of charge: they can offer you a first support and some guidance.
We really need your energy and understanding to get through this difficult time together.
I wish you all a lot of courage.