Examples in the internet to use OT skills in that time:
Information sheet from the RCOT about staying well when social distancing: https://www.rcot.co.uk/staying-well-when-social-distancing
OT AUSTRALIA (2020). Normal life has been disrupted. Managing the disruption caused by COVID-19. Retrieved from:
Some literature for definitions:
OT AUSTRALIA (2016).Position Statement: Occupational Deprivation. In: Australian occupational therapy journal 63 (6), S. 445–447.
Whiteford, G. (2000). Occupational Deprivation: Global Challenge in the New Millennium. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(5), 200–204. https://doi.org/10.1177/030802260006300503
Whiteford, G. (2014). Occupational Deprivation: Understanding Limited Participation. In C. Christiansen (Ed.), Introduction to occupation: The art and science of living (pp. 281–306). Pearson.
Wilcock, A. A. (1998). An occupational perspective of health. SLACK.
Some further articles:
Carsone, Blair; Smith, Bryce Carsone (2019): Cultivating Mindfulness to Alleviate Boredom in School-Age Children. In: Alternative and Complementary Therapies 25 (3), S. 147–150. DOI: 10.1089/act.2019.29221.bca.
Martin, Marion (2009): Boredom as an Important Area of Inquiry for Occupational Therapists. In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy 72 (1), S. 40–42. DOI: 10.1177/030802260907200108.
Short explanation: Opinion of a professional; with some possibilities of interventions to prevent it and the connection to occupational deprivation as a source of boredom
Whiteford, Gail; Jones, Katherine; Weekes, Gemma; Ndlovu, Nomagugu; Long, Cassandra; Perkes, Danielle; Brindle, Sophie (2020): Combatting occupational deprivation and advancing occupational justice in institutional settings: Using a practice-based enquiry approach for service transformation. In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy 83 (1), S. 52–61. DOI: 10.1177/0308022619865223.
Short explanation: Study about OTs working in forensic setting using occupation-based interventions to prevent occupational deprivation;
McKee-Ryan, Frances; Song, Zhaoli; Wanberg, Connie R.; Kinicki, Angelo J. (2005): Psychological and physical well-being during unemployment: a meta-analytic study. In: The Journal of applied psychology 90 (1), S. 53–76. DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.90.1.53.
Short explanation: it’s a long study but there is a short passage about time structure on p. 58.