Is It Time To Mask Up ?

Rory is asking if it’s time to mask up or not.

On the 24th July, so next Friday now – new legislation in the UK means the wearing of face masks will become mandatory in shops – as in it will become law – no choice – you have to do it. Failure to comply will result in a £100 fine for non-compliance and will be enforced by the police as well as staff in the shops themselves.

Note: my readers might remember this post

Now the question is actually two fold about masks … with a twist.

1] Are you currently wearing face masks when you go out into public wherever you are in the world and 2] what type of masks are you wearing? [As in practical or stylish?]

Also – how do you feel about the wearing of masks? Do you see it as a protection or an infringement on your civil rights?

Hubby and I wear a mask whenever we go into a shop or walk along the High Street.
I wasn’t comfortable with it as I don’t like things on my face, but needs must and it’s not as if I have to wear one 24/7.  However, with so many visitors coming to the town bringing with them heaven knows what,  I wouldn’t NOT mask up now.
Ours are FFP3 (fold flat protection factor 3), though Hubby has also made us a couple in case we run out
As to part two of Rory’s question, I’m tired of people bleating on about infringements of their civil rights. If a mask offers protection in today’s current situation, then it is foolish not to want to protect yourself. But then it’s your choice…………… at the moment.

Oh, and I should add that I suppose I’m a baby boomer having been born in 1956. It would appear that around us, people in our age group are masking up and it is the younger generations (20s and 30s) who are not.


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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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19 Responses to Is It Time To Mask Up ?

  1. I can’t stand hearing people complain about it. If it is something that helps slow this virus down to get to an end, just do it. Look at China. They wear them all the time for I don’t know how long it has been. I don’t like it either but it isn’t about civil liberties

  2. Sadje says:

    You’re absolutely right, the people of our generation are more careful and sensible. We are wearing masks more than younger people

  3. I wear it in public places and outdoors if people are close-by. At this point I would walk upside down on my hands to get this virus to disappear off the face of the earth

  4. Boomers are the ones that need the most protection right now.

  5. Paula Light says:

    So many whiners here. Imagine if they were drafted or had to work in a factory all day. Waaah! Gee a mask, so difficult…

  6. I belong to the younger generation and I’m someone who’s all for wearing the mask. I wear it all the time at work but I’m constantly shocked that many are blatantly refusing to wear masks

  7. Carol anne says:

    Over here if you don’t wear one in shops and on public transport its a 2500 euro fine! Eeek! I do wear one when out and about! Better to be safe, I say!

  8. aguycalledbloke says:

    An excellent answer Di – the article l read – l doubt was written by a Baby Boomer either – you and l are both BB’s the author to the article l doubt it. But here is the article. I have noticed like you that if anything it’s actually the BB’s that do tend to wear masks coverings.

    My apologies for my delay in responding this last week – l have another post in pending awaiting to be read and responded to 🙂

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