Day Forty

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the fortieth day of lockdown. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

While responses to the Coronavirus Lockdown develop over the next few weeks, we want to record thoughts and actions in Bishopsteignton one day at a time. Please leave two or three sentences and any images you may have in the comments section below. Tomorrow we shall lock these comments and publish Day Forty-one.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast | BBC

Coronavirus: Armed protesters enter Michigan statehouse – BBC News

Coronavirus frontline: the paramedics risking their lives to help patients – BBC News

Coronavirus: medical staff struggle to get tested as govt says it’s passed 100,000 target – BBC News

Posts on social media by local businesses and organisations made on this day

Bishopsteignton Banter

The Ring of Bells

Teignmouth Oracle

One Reply to “Day Forty”

  1. The weather has been a bit hit and miss over the last few days. We have noticed fewer passers-by on very wet days. We are still seeing new faces at our little bakery shop which is very heartening and, even better seeing returning customers which makes adapting to our new schedule of early starts and and new routine worthwhile. Members of the household are preparing for the local VE75 celebrations next week and there are lots of decorative paper garlands and bunting appearing around the place. We need to stock up on clotted cream and start making lots of scones for next Friday. In the wider world some other countries are reporting reduced numbers of infections and death from the Covid virus which means they are planning a lifting of some restrictions. The UK Government are talking about giving more details of how the lockdown will be lifted in this country but there is still concern over how this may cause a second peak in hospital cases. Perhaps we will be required to wear masks when leaving our immediate area or take our temperature before leaving the house. Trials of a new track and trace smart phone app are commencing on the Isle of Wight to see if that will help prevent a second wave of infection. As things stand today, I feel that it is a little early to start making changes. Perhaps we need to observe how the situation develops in the countries ahead of us before lifting restrictions too early and risking too many lives.

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