Three pubs have now closed after customers tested positive. One is in Him Ooop North’s town and, although he doesn’t go pubbing, it means he was wise to tell me to wait until it’s safer to go up as there have been quite a few new positives cases up there. 😳
....but how would you or he come into contact with it? Surely driving straight to his house and merely walking the dog, away from all others, would not put either of you in any danger. It's not hovering in the air waiting to trap the unwary as long as you take all precautions...
Surely it would do you both good to have each other's company after so long?
I know it’s not hovering in the air waiting to catch the unwary. 😳
The main point to my post was that the three pubs had to shut shortly after they re-opened which shows that the virus is “hovering“ around, so maybe re-opening them was a little early. The positive cases have also been going up in his area so it’s better to be safe than sorry. We’ve waited this long so a little longer won’t matter.
You also don’t know who has got it and who hasn’t, as has just been illustrated with the ex. He had to have an electrician round and the electrician’s wife is now unwell and being tested for Covid. If the test comes back positive, the ex will have to self isolate.
I was quoting what Cass said in her reply to me, liv, but should have added the rest of what she said .... ie: “as long as you take all precautions.”
I’m fully aware that it’s transmitted by droplets which is why I think the wearing of masks should be mandatory when out in public, but I doubt people will agree with me. I think the whole thing has been underplayed to be honest but, again, I’m no doubt in the minority.
We’ve waited this long so a little longer won’t matter.
On what information will you base your decision, Toril ? This could go on for years once people start travelling abroad again.
It won’t be years before I go up there. He knows that I’m ready to go up at the drop of a hat, once his current M.E. flare up has passed. Irrespective of a higher number of positive results in his town at the moment, I don’t think he could cope with me while he’s totally exhausted.
I was talking to a friend of ours yesterday who lives in Portugal and it is compulsory there to wear a mask whenever you enter a building, other than your own home obvs. They rely so heavily on tourism they can't afford to take chances.
Greece relies heavily on tourism too but, so far, mask-wearing is not compulsory, apart from on Public Transport and for Dentists, hospital, hairdressers etc.Some choose to wear them anyway. I carry one in my bag but have only worn one once. The M&S stores here are franchises and one of them was insisting on a mask a few weeks ago so they handed them out as we entered. Of the 33 new cases identified here, 31 have been tourists.
It's a great pity the right of free speech isn't based on the obligation to say something sensible.
It makes perfect sense to wear a mask in enclosed public places, shops, supermarkets, surgeries, hospitals, transport etc. It's not practicable if in a restaurant or pub if you are drinking or eating. There are many situations where you have make a personal decision on the amount of risk you are comfortable with in order to get back to the new normal, which will be with us for months to come.
I am going to Tesco to collect shopping tomorrow. If it is still taking place out of doors, I shall only be wearing disposable gloves. On my way home I need to go into Waitrose for a few items, I will wear the mask and gloves. I don't intend to wear a mask in the street unless made mandatory at which point, unless an emergency, I will remain at home again. I don't find a mask comfortable to wear for more than 15-20 minutes and living in a quiet place would not see the need walking short distances to friends etc.
Had a lovely evening having a takeaway with friends Monday night. I arrived duly sanitised, it was nice enough to stay in the garden, I had been given my own hand towel to use in the bathroom, there was hand sanitiser as well. They are coming here next week for a meal on my birthday, and if the weather is bad, we will eat in the dining room adjacent to the patio at opposite ends of the table.
Small steps, we are looking forward to going back to local restaurants and the social club again, but not comfortable enough for that just yet. The garden centre is the next thing I intend to brave.