Yesterday it was Government rules to wear a face covering when indoors or you could be subject to a fine. Only, there isn’t really anyone around to enforce these fines. Maybe all those on Twitter who posted photos of themselves in supermarkets without face coverings will get prosecuted. After all, they’ve admitted their crime.
It’s just another thing to turn the world into turmoil.
From this point on I’m just going to type mask rather than face covering, it’s easier for me to type and although the requirement does not necessarily mean mask, I’m sure you will understand what I mean.
In my opinion – and please, this is my opinion I know yours may be different – I believe that if you can wear a mask you should. Yes, I can understand that you want to express your ‘human right’ to wear whatever you want. Yes, I can understand that you believe that masks won’t stop you getting COVID. Yes, I know you feel like you are being dictated to by the government. But, its been proven that masks can make a difference. If we comply we can defeat this virus that is slowly destroying our lives and the economy. Don’t you want that? Isn’t it worth throwing something over your face for a while to help the greater cause. Stop the spread. And protect others.
Those that Really Can’t Wear Masks
I feel so sorry for these people. There are genuine people who just simply cannot cope with a mask on their faces. Whether it’s because of anxiety, or mental disability or even deafness and the inability to communicate, some people really can’t wear masks. It’s not a choice, it’s a fact.
These people are finding it difficult to go out now because they are afraid of being challenged because they have no mask. They can take a card, or wear a lanyard but still find it hard to be challenged. Then there are people who just don’t get it and think they are doing it to revolt against the rules.
Wear a mask if you can, and don’t abuse someone if they can’t. It sounds so simple doesn’t it? But life is never simple.
Still Not Going Out
I’ve been out once in 133 days. I’m scared of the virus, but I’m also afraid of people’s attitudes. I won’t to go out and have a change of scenery. But I also want to stay home where I feel safe.
The three kids have been out once or twice in the car with their Dad. They are not too worried. They haven’t been out in masks yet.
I have a couple of things planned in the next few weeks. I want to try and distinguish this time as a school holiday. So we will go out, and we will have fun.
We also have birthdays coming up. Boo is going to turn into a teenager. She is having a friend around for lunch which I’m going to make as special as I can.
Next week we were supposed to be going on holiday. We had a caravan booked in Dorset. I’ve re-booked for next year. Fingers crossed there will be no COVID threat then and most things will be back to normal. Is that possible do you think?
I had a telephone consultation with my Dr last week. I am going back on to treatment (IVIG) and will be having another MRI on my brain. (I don’t know if they’ll find any brain cells in there!) Yesterday I got a letter outlining the consultation. It says at the end ‘given the significant diability and chronic neurological illness, it is best that strict social distancing and if practically possible, shielding is followed as best as possible to avoid any complications.’
I guess it’s a good job I’ve not been out.
I’ve got my mask ready for when I do.
Here is my post with some tips for those who find wearing a face covering difficult. Wearing a Face Covering, why and how.