The coronavirus outbreak is now disrupting the day-to-day lives of the majority of people on the planet. With no return to normality in sight, it’s worth having a look into some the impacts of coronavirus already being felt by those with webcam modelling jobs, and those who are considering becoming a webcam model.
Whilst the symptoms of the virus mainly impact the elderly and the vulnerable, the repercussions are being felt across wider society. The biggest changes to most people’s lives are the measures being put in place to prevent the spread of the virus, with the latest buzzwords being social distancing and self-isolation. Measures currently in place are:
- those showing symptoms having to self-isolate
- people coming into contact with those infected also having to self-isolate
- office workers being told to work from home
- sporting events being cancelled
- social gatherings being discouraged
In this rapidly evolving pandemic, these measures are changing day by day. The latest UK government advice is available here.
All of this is disrupting many people’s daily interactions with their friends and colleagues, and the social demographic most obviously being impacted by this are people who live alone. Many of the webcam models I have spoken to have already noticed a big increase in the number of clients who have been self-isolating or working from home, and feeling lonely.
Working from home is nothing new for most webcam models, but the impact on social lives can be significant. Although it’s no substitute for face-to-face contact, Skype/FaceTime and social media are a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family. However, if you’re finding yourself becoming concerned about your wellbeing and mental health, the charity MIND has some useful advice.
A career change opportunity
The travel and hospitality sectors have been the hardest hit so far by the restrictions which have been put in place. Many tourist destinations have closed their borders, whilst bars and restaurants in the UK are empty or have had to close. This has meant that many companies have been forcing their employees to take unpaid leave, or even laying staff off, with little prospect of them finding another job any time soon.
In recent weeks I’ve seen an increase in the number of applications to join the Regency Family. Some of the webcam models who have recently applied to join us have told me a similar story in that they had been thinking about becoming a webcam model for some time, attracted by the good money and flexible working conditions, but were unsure how this would fit in with their busy lives. It was the recent coronavirus developments and the uncertainty surrounding their employment status which prompted them to take the plunge and apply to become a webcam model.
If you’ve one of those whose job is at risk, and have been thinking about changing career to become a webcam model, then we would love to hear from you.