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Need space during lockdown? Wear a peg according to Norfolk charity

PUBLISHED: 08:02 28 April 2020 | UPDATED: 08:02 28 April 2020

Claire Burke set up 'Respect Yourself' from her home in Hethersett and has now suggested wearing pegs to show you need space during lockdown.  Photo: Bill Smith

Claire Burke set up 'Respect Yourself' from her home in Hethersett and has now suggested wearing pegs to show you need space during lockdown. Photo: Bill Smith

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Pegs are being used as an indicator for needing space during lockdown thanks to a Norfolk charity.

Respect Yourself has suggested wearing a peg when you need to indicate you need time to yourself.

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Called the peg method, the idea came after the charity’s founder, Claire Burke, of Hethersett, told her husband to wear a peg to show he did not want distractions while learning to use an app.

Mrs Burke said: “I thought it would be a good idea to share as it is so simple and straightforward. It is a way to indicate you need a bit of quiet time and space, which can be difficult to find during Covid-19, without having to go into any detail.

“It is a method of controlling your own emotions and staying safe in your own space. Then, when you’re ready to, you can simply take off the peg.”

For more information search @RespectYourself on Twitter


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