IT WAS an announcement from Boris Johnson two months ago that changed our lives.

From March 23 communities across the Southampton area and beyond have been living under lockdown.

Our usual ways of life have been turned upside down.

Lockdown life in Hampshire

We want Daily Echo readers to come forward and help us put together a Life in Lockdown special edition. The Echo would love to see photos of how you've kept yourselves entertained during the lockdown, of any new arrivals in the family, or any messages you want to share with people who you've been temporarily separated from. Click on the button below to send them in.

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We have taken on home learning and home working, sport has been cancelled, pubs shut and gyms closed.

Today we are all living in what has been described as “the new normal”.

Yes, as we all struggle with the horror of the coronavirus pandemic there have been moments of light that have brightened our lives. From the Thursday clap honouring our heroes on the frontline, to the thousands of rainbows that have adorned windows in streets across the conurbation, to the community spirit that has seen many go out of their way to help others.

We want to share them with our readers and mark the last eight weeks of our world under the tough restrictions that have been inflicted on us all.

We want Daily Echo readers to come forward and help us put together a Life in Lockdown special edition.

l How have you kept yourself entertained during the long days – have you done something for charity or just something totally whacky? Please let us know and send in your photos.

l Has your new baby been born in lockdown? Share your joy and send in their name and photograph

l What imaginative ideas have you and kids come up with to help pass the time? Share it with our readers and send in a picture.

l Finally, have you been cut off from grandparents, grand children or other family members because of the restrictions? If so send us a photo and a message letting them know how much you miss them.

Please email all your pictures, plus your name and contact details to newsdesk@dailyecho.co.uk marking them Life in Lockdown.