Day Four

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the fourth day of lockdown.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: A quarter of the world’s population in lockdown – BBC News

Coronavirus: Half a million people have now contracted the virus globally – BBC News

PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus – BBC News

Coronavirus: UK Health Secretary Hancock also tests positive – BBC News

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 in the comments section below. Tomorrow we shall lock these comments and publish Day Five.

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

From Bishopsteignton Banter

From The Ring of Bells

From The Old Commercial Inn

From The Cockhaven Arms

From Teignmouth Community School

From Roy Brown’s Fitness for Every Body Facebook page (Roy is a personal trainer living in Bishopsteignton).

2 Replies to “Day Four”

  1. Worked from home. TV on in background: end to end Corona virus. Strangely addictive but mustn’t be allowed to seep into my consciousness any more than absolutely necessary. It’s important but I think my mental health will be better down the line if I ensure some balance now. So far balance has been provided by work, chatting with family, friends and colleagues via various platforms including Skype – I think visual interaction wherever possible will be really helpful the less we are able to interact in person.

  2. Going out for essential food shopping is now limited to Nigel only (& no more than once a week). We have to make sure we don’t forget anything and we’ll manage without items that can’t be sourced. We took this decision to limit the possibility of bringing the virus into our home and ensuring that at least one of us will be well to look after Mum.
    49 BERT messages today and still more volunteers being added to the Bishopsteignton Community Emergency Plan along with more people needing their help. Many residents that have serious health conditions are now being asked to ‘shield’ (basically self isolation) and others are self isolating as they are not sure whether they have Corona Virus symptoms.
    …..Today’s flower picture for Meg was taken by the fishpond.

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