As I’m sure you will all be aware of, the world has been gripped by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Today, 16/03/2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged UK residents to work from home (wherever possible), avoid mass gatherings, and only have social contact if absolutely necessary.
It’s a scary world out there. People are panic buying – there are no toilet rolls in stock; no hand soap; no wipes; no tissues; no nappies; no painkillers. Photos are circulating the internet of vulnerable people unable to buy their necessities because there’s nothing left on the shelves.
While absolutely necessary, these new restrictions will cause uncertainty for so many of us. When can we visit elderly relatives? My sister is pregnant; can I still see her? Are there enough supplies to get us through this? How will people afford the time off work? How will businesses take the hit? What about education? Schools, colleges, universities – how will they cope?
In these scary times, I think it is important that we remember to be kind to one another. I’ve seen some lovely people offering to do shopping for the elderly, people volunteering to walk their dogs, even giving out their phone number for a chat! I’m going to try and do my bit too, wherever and whenever I can.
There isn’t really a point to this post. I just want to remind everyone, in these scary times, not to lose hope. Remember the important things. Be kind to each other.
If anyone is feeling lonely, or scared, or overwhelmed, you are welcome to send me a message or leave a comment. No one should go through this alone.