Cole Sprouse has found social media ''taxing'' in lockdown.

The 'Riverdale' star has stepped back from sites like Instagram during the coronavirus pandemic as he has found it difficult to constantly be on it, but he feels like he's got more of a ''schedule'' now work is starting up again.

He wrote on Instagram: ''Thinking back on Tulum ... Know I've been off of social media for a while. Decided to take a much needed mental health break. I've never been the most active user of social media, but even the minor amount I had been engaging during quarantine had become a bit too taxing. Work is slowly beginning to pick back up within a new normal. And as someone who has only ever really known work their entire life, I found that I'm best on a schedule. (sic)''

And the 27-year-old actor feels it is important to take breaks as mental and physical health should ''always come first''.

In the lengthy post, he added: ''Knowing when to step away like I did in college, and when to re-engage is a fundamental skill for any young performer. Take your breaks. Mental and physical health always come first. In time we'll all be able to see more clearly what this pandemic actually is- a massive global trauma. The effects of which have, in no small way, been encouraged tremendously by the failings of the US. We're in the midst of a huge election, and I encourage everyone here in the United States to deeply consider our ''modern'' medical health care system. I'll be more active soon my sweet little babies (sic)''