Monday, 30 March 2020

Lockdown week one

The UK has been locked down for a week now, social distancing is a thing and staying at home is becoming the law. We are "supposed" to only leave the house for essential foods, medical reasons, to help a vulnerable person with supplies, once a day for exercise or to go to work, but only if you can not work from home. 

Here in the UK, the government has earmarked certain types of services and businesses as essential for keeping the country going during the lockdown. Obviously the emergency services are too if that list.

I guess I am lucky in one respect that the job I do has been identified as one of jobs that can not close down, so I can not "Stay At Home" I have to go to work.

This is a double edged sword though, although I am happy in the fact that I can go out, I know that while I am out and especially when I am at work I run the risk of becoming infected with Corvid19. 

The last thing I want is to become infected or have a part of my cloths contaminated and bring this virus into my home.

Saying that, there are some people who are still insisting that this is nothing more than the flu and that the media has hyped it up and brainwashed everyone. 

These are the same people who do not accept or adhere to social distinsing or staying at home, for them it is business as normal.

Two weeks ago the government was advising us to just stay at home, it was the above mentioned people who ignored the message and caused the government to impose a lockdown.

At the moment we don't know for sure how long this lockdown will last, some government sources say we could be locked down for 3-6 month while others are saying that it looks like the spread is starting to slow down, at least hospital admissions are starting to slow down.

I would like to think that we can just about see a light at the end of the tunnel, but I doubt that this is the case. 

I still believe that this is just the beginning and more is yet to come, also bearing in mind, that this could only be the first wave,the virus could and probably will return in a second wave this autumn. 

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