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I hope you get as much fun reading this as I do writing it.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

A Most Unusual Month

Keep Calm and Stay Home
11th,March 2020
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, reached the UK

23rd March 2020

The Government ordered the country to 

The resulting weeks were as follows;-

School cancelled
GCSEs cancelled
A-Levels cancelled
All non-essential travel banned.
We are to distance from each other.
Don't socialise with anyone outside of your home.

Non-essential shops and businesses mandated closed.
Pubs, theatres, restaurants are closed.
Entire sports seasons cancelled.
Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events - cancelled.
Children's outdoor play parks are closed.  
Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings - cancelled.
Churches are closed. Graveyards are shut.

Panic buying sets in and we have no toilet paper, no disinfecting supplies, no paper towel no laundry soap, no hand sanitiser.
Bread, pasta, flour, chicken and chopped tomatoes are sold out everywhere
Shelves are bare.

Press conferences daily from the government.
Daily updates on new cases and deaths.
Arenas open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.
Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers.
Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.
Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitiser and PPE. 

Essential key workers are terrified to go to work.
Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.
The government throws money at businesses to try to keep the economy from imploding. 
Grants and loans. 
The government to pay 80% of employees wages where businesses cannot continue to do so.

Self-distancing measures on the rise.
The dead are denied wakes or funerals and barely anyone is allowed at the graveside.
Tape on the floors at shops to help distance shoppers (2m) from each other.
Limited number of people inside shops, therefore, lineups outside the doors.
Fines are established for breaking the rules. Police patrolling the streets.
Barely anyone on the roads.

Diesel price at all time low; just over £1.00
People wearing masks and gloves outside.


We have so much!
Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other - love one another - support everyone.

A record of what it was like so we don't forget. 

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