After 262 long days in lockdown, and five other attempts at this particular exercise, Melburnians should be experts by most normal standards at re-entering the world! However, as we have just spent our first weekend in experiencing relative freedoms I’ve been reflecting (while I was having my first swim back in the pool) on how interesting it has felt out in the world after such a long and intense period of time living with lockdowns – the restrictions on our daily living, our reduced time spend indoors and our limited contact with friends and family. It truly has been an intense time. We’ve all become accustomed to working from home, social distancing, mask-wearing and being socially isolated. And we have developed a range of behaviours adjusting to these that helped us navigate the unusual set of circumstances that COVID-19 has brought us which won’t necessarily serve us as the world starts to re-open.