Relax……………… don’t do it!!

WARNING:  CORONAVIRUS RELATED

Boris Johnson has outlined his ‘road map’ to relaxing the lockdown in the UK, and quite honestly, as far as we’re concerned, the brown stuff is now hyperactive and our anxiety levels are off the charts. We consider the numbers are still way too high for lockdown measures to be eased at this stage or lifted in the near future.

A fellow blogger put out this post, to which this was my response:


As usual, he’s listening to the money men and not thinking things through. Go to work in your car. Great…… where are you gonna park, and who’s gonna pick up the tab for parking fees? That is of course if you drive or own a car in the first place.
Keep social distance in the workplace. How? Offices are going to be redesigned at the drop of a hat are they, beam me to a new location Scotty, computer linkages and all.
Already a local fishing lake intends to re-open on Wednesday. Already caravan owners are planning to come to our town, and shopping with social distancing will be even more of a nightmare. We have already discovered it easier to shop elsewhere. No pubs, clubs or entertainment venues are open yet……. or are they???….. hospitality trade was supposed to be reopened in July wasn’t it, subject to conditions being met?
Thanks for putting us in even more danger Boris. People will flock to holiday resorts like ours bringing god know what with them and not giving a toss for the locals. 
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I’ve already said we live in a holiday resort area. The local press have announced that fishing lakes are being opened this week and enquiries have been made regarding holidaymakers wanting to make use of their caravans and holiday flats, though some already have been doing so.
BoJo’s announcement said that there would be a phased re-opening of schools from June 1st, and the hospitality industry from 1st July. According to my calendar, we are still in May, yet already there has been a significant increase in road traffic and this is just DAY ONE after his announcement!
By all accounts, we are now allowed to drive any distance to exercise.
We can meet up with family members from other households, one at a time (??) provided we comply with social distancing.
Where is the space for all this social distancing in towns, high streets, beauty spots, etc?
As for restaurants reopening, I can see the installation of ‘booths’ and little annexes to comply with distance, each table having an intercom system with which to place your order. So far, so good (to a degree). But what about the food being served at the table? Will there be conveyor belts type contraptions for you to leave your table to collect your meal in an orderly fashion to maintain distancing, or will they be catapulted out of the kitchen?
A little bit of dark humour, but think about it and the protection of serving staff.

I for one, in my naivety perhaps, cannot see how schools can reopen and maintain social distancing. Neither can I see how offices can similarly operate effectively on such short notice, and as far as not using public transport, how are workers supposed to get to work if they don’t drive, especially if they have some considerable distance to travel?

The UK have had another 3,877 new cases reported and 210 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Yes, it’s lower than of late, but IMO not low enough, and there is STILL no figure for recoveries, (add across and it’s a difference of 344, which is what it was weeks ago) and  still no change in the critical figure of 1559.
It has already been revealed that different countries report their figures differently, and the UK seem to change their methodology day to day. So what is being hidden from us?

No Boris. You have not thought it through in a logical way, unable to see further potential problems, hazards, and worse, endangerment to life in your attempt to ‘get the economy moving’ and satisfy the Big Money.
When the second wave hits, who are you going to blame?
We, The Public, know where the buck stops, but by then it will be too late.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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27 Responses to Relax……………… don’t do it!!

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we. I myself won’t be maskless. Di? The same thing is happening worldwide,Thank God our Prime Minister has some sense. Each province’s Premieres keep in daily touch to discuss the next step.
    Stay safe Di 💜

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    He’s in lock step with Trump.both will try to deflect blame when this backfires, but this time they might not get away with it. But thankfully you are still in charge of your own life and you and your hubby and all the other sensible people can continue to stay home and take precautions on those occasions when you must go out. To hell with everyone else. If they’re stupid, they’ll have to deal with the consequences.

    • Exactly how we feel Fransi. We know what we’re going to do, and avoiding people is top of the list!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Same here, although thankfully, at least for now, our politicians are being sensible.

      • You’re lucky. Ours are …………………………… (words fail me)

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I am lucky and I can well understand why words fail you. Our Prime Minister is doing an excellent job of leading us through this crisis. He is listening to the scientists and experts (what a novel idea!). And while I don’t agree with what all the Premiers of each of our provinces is doing, here in Ontario our Premier is also listening to the scientists and experts and is being very cautious. Which surprises me to be honest because normally he is a buffoon who can’t be trusted. But in this instance he does deserve some credit. He has risen to the challenge. I am very grateful to be living here I’ll tell you. But regardless, when the time comes for us to re-open, no matter what our politicians decide to do, I will be making my own decisions regarding what I do.

      • It’s a worry, not just for the virus itself, but how long it’s going to cripple us all.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I know, I agree. And the idiots in charge aren’t helping.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Boris clocked up! Hi Hum

  4. Liz says:

    Thank you for the shout out with my post I aired today of my feelings.
    I am so frustrated with all this and stressed. As much as I would like some normality, it shouldn’t have been changed yet. Stay at home should have been used for a couple of weeks further, at least.

  5. Ruth says:

    Here in Scotland we’re still under the ‘Stay at Home’ lockdown for now, with the only social restriction currently lifted relating to the number of times a day we can go outside to exercise… and to be honest I’m quite happy with that decision for the time being, I think we need to be a bit further along the road to receovery before we start opening things up again… And I worry that in England now too many selfish, self-interested people are simply going to go de-mob crazy, running riot and raising the R number ratio again, thereby ruining the safe recovery of the country for everyone else… 😦

    • I’m with you Ruth. It’s too soon and good to see other parts of the UK with some common sense in their leaders. Our council has now done a U-turn on opening up car parks following hundreds of complaints from residents about risks to health. The holidaymakers will still come though, even with everything still closed. We plan to walk the dog very early or late and continue to mask up and don gloves when we shop. Not looking forward to the next few months at all.

  6. We have just been addressed by our Prime Minister who has said that lockdown 4.0 will be different from the previous ones. We still have no clue as to how it will be different or if the restrictions will be eased. He did mention that more PPE kits and N95 masks are being manufactured. So they may end up lifting all restrictions soon. It’s going to be a recipe for disasters. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a cure/vaccine. Take care, stay safe, Di.

    • We think social distancing is here for the foreseeable future plus masking up when you go out. We are worried about the next few months and the tourist trade here.
      Keep safe Shweta

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