On the Kingston foreshore, a recently married couple has used coronavirus isolation to develop some self-care routines.
"He's been giving me foot massages," Camila Kuss reveals.
Having celebrated their 12-month wedding anniversary in lockdown in April, the Lakefront residents have made a point of cooking dinner together before settling down on the couch.
"We love MasterChef," Ms Kuss said.
"We also did a jigsaw puzzle because Scomo told us to," Andrew Long adds.
A public servant with the Department of Social Services, Mr Long has lived in the ACT most of his life, as does most of his family. In fact, his nephew Aubrey Seamus Brady made the front page of The Canberra Times during his first week in the world as (probably) the territory's biggest baby at 3.3 kilograms.
Brazilian-born, Ms Kuss has lived in Australia for five years. The two met when they found themselves at the same house party and spent the evening sharing phone photos to get past the language barrier.
When the ACT went into lockdown, Mr Long set up work-from-home arrangements and began driving Ms Kuss into the drug and alcohol counselling job she started earlier this year.
The young renters have called the second-floor apartment home since 2018, the first place they've lived as adults which hasn't been shared accommodation.
Mr Long said the demographic at the Kingston apartments is pretty evenly split between older retirees "who love rules", families with babies and young couples.
He said he feels extremely fortunate to be so close to the water and the wetlands, since we're all stuck at home.
"I'm loving iso though. There's no FOMO anymore," he said.
"There's no pressure to socialise. There's no pressure to spend money on drinks. I don't know if I've turned into an introvert but I've realised I don't need the energy of other people to feel good."
Ms Kuss said the pair have liked having a break from the pressure to go out on a Saturday night, and have enjoyed waking up on a Sunday without a hangover.
But despite the quirks of isolation in Australia, her family in Brazil is never far from her mind. The South American nation recorded the third-highest rate of coronavirus infections during the third week of March.
Ms Kuss said she expects crime rates to spike back home. Her grandma was assaulted and mugged last month.
"I'm very concerned because the government is not doing much and we don't have the resources that Australia has," she said. "I don't know what will happen to be honest."
The pair planned to visit Brazil this year, and while at first they considered a credit with the airline, they've since asked for a refund out of concern the airline might fold.
While Ms Kuss has used the time at home to further develop her private business - she provides psychotherapy to Brazilians in Australia through video calls - learning new skills hasn't been on her agenda.
"It's a crisis!" Ms Kuss said. "It's not the time to learn new skills. If you can, of course you should - my friend is doing some drawing and it's good for her - I'm not learning new skills though."
Mr Long said he believed the government's heavy-handed approach was correct. He said he never panic-purchased, but he did buy a box of non-perishables which included cheese in a box.
"And lollies, yeah we never even eat lollies," he said.
"I think the government has done everything right. The concern now is that we're getting fatigued. You can't let emotion control the decision-making."
- This is the second in an ongoing series featuring several households at the Lakefront apartments in Kingston talking about how coronavirus has affected their lives. The Canberra Times intends to speak with residents again in six months' time to see how things have changed.