Day Nine

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the ninth 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 Ten.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: fears that Putin has been exposed to infection – BBC News

Coronavirus: Charles speaks following virus diagnosis – BBC News

Coronavirus: UK deaths rise by 563 – BBC News

Timelapse of new London coronavirus hospital – BBC News

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

From the Parish Council:

www.facebook.com/groups/370773483132245/permalink/1351564018386515/

www.facebook.com/groups/370773483132245/permalink/1351550755054508/

www.facebook.com/groups/370773483132245/permalink/1351657321710518/

From Bishopsteignton Banter

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/posts/2742677209191505

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/posts/2743132662479293

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/posts/2741440225981870

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/posts/2741199829339243

From Teignmouth Oracle

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/2825350380846087

2 Replies to “Day Nine”

  1. I spent my day as usual helping in the Old Commercial Off-Licence and Bakery and working on some Bishopsteignton Heritage bits and pieces. There is definitely a general feeling of getting used to the situation and being able to wait-out the Lockdown, at least for now. Today we have bread left over!

  2. Wow we are at Day 9 already and my feet don’t feel like they’ve touched the ground – hence this is my first post since the lockdown.
    Spent much of today on the phone to my two daughters. One lives in Hereford and both she and her partner are self employed with businesses less than a year old. She runs a pottery studio and her partner is a blacksmith. They live in a rented house and are really worried about being evicted if they can’t pay the rent. They are currently trying to make items to sell on the internet just to try to keep food on the table as there is no government help for the self employed with new businesses in case of fraud.
    My other daughter lives in Bristol and my granddaughter (15) has caught Coronavirus. She also suffers with asthma and has had problems with her breathing over the past couple of days. They have managed to get inhalers for her and she is improving but it’s a very worrying time and she’s also devastated that her GCSEs have been cancelled.
    Sadly the flowers have died and gone to the great Lindridge compost heap…but to keep cheering my sister-in-law up I have replaced them with a potted gerbera (called Gerry)!

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