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Should I stay or should I go
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I moved to Australia at the beginning of 2020 for work. The plan was to stay here for 2 years and then see if I liked it enough to make the move more permanent. I'm here by myself and whilst I am enjoying the work I am wondering if I should cut my losses and head back to the UK where most of my friends and family reside. Nobody knows how long this COVID-19 is going to gone on for and although I've met some really lovely people here I'm not close to them, nor them me, which isn't surprising given it's only been a few months. Now Australia is in lock down and there is talk of travel bans lasting for at least 6 months. Part of me thinks this will eventually blow over whilst the other part of me doesn't want to be stuck on the other side of the planet with the decision to return home having been taken out of my hands. I'm really just thinking out loud with this thread as I keep flip flopping between the two choices. Once I leave Australia they won't let me back in anytime soon since I'm not a citizen so whatever I decide that will be it. Would being in the UK make much difference if we're all supposed to be self isolating anyway?