It's been quite a scary week I think and I've been feeling very unsure about everything. Lockdown was easy by comparison. Rules were clear and mostly unequivocal. We could all see what we had to do, and the wisest of us have done exactly that.
But now comes uncertainty. I know we can't be locked down forever and somehow we have to get economies moving again, but we all know it's at much greater risk.
When locked down, I really felt a longing to be able to go out and find a nice green place in which to take a walk. Now I can do so, I find I don't want to do it, and I wouldn't mind betting there are a lot of others who can't face it either. It must be doubly bad for anyone who has been ordered back to work and who has to use public transport, for example.
I think it would be total madness for anyone with real concerns for their own health or the health of those they care for, to consider anything but remaining safe right where they are, and absolutely so for anyone who is being shielded.
For the rest of us it's going to involve a process of gauging the risk and taking every possible precaution to try not to become a statistic. It's tough. I think there will have to be an element of bravery in going out there.
But anyway, I hope we can find our way as safely as possible through this next phase and I hope that all of you and your loved ones, (especially those you are caring for) will manage to remain safe and well.
And please have as good a weekend as you can.
Very best wishes. 🙏🌈