A UK colleague has just posted a blog quoting London’s self isolation orders in 1583. Strangely similar to today in many ways although it seems you were better looked after by the City authorities in that they provided a “shopper” if you needed one. Time must have passed slowly though. What to do all day? Count your fleas?
(@cat - hope it’s OK to share this since it isn’t a monetised blog, it has no adverts and no revenue generated by visitors or clicks. Just thought it might be of interest, and maybe help us all take a step back.)