Day Seventy

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

At the end of week ten: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the seventieth 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 Seventy-One.

News since last nights announcement

Some primary schools reopen as parents remain wary – Covid-19: Top stories this morning – BBC

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

Teignmouth Oracle

One Reply to “Day Seventy”

  1. Well, according to the latest guidelines it is ok for me and the 2 million plus others considered at severe risk of very negative consequences of contracting Covid-19 to start to venture out.

    Apparently the risks of becoming infected have dropped from 1 in 40 to 1 in 1000.

    Due to lockdown.

    Sooo now that the recommendations for everyone else have been relaxed, businesses are reopening, people are, or planning to, travel further and more often, meet six times the amount of others, go back to work and school, travel on public transport, internationally travel to Spain and Greece etc to meet with others travelling from all over the world and with the posts already on social media of local people 100s of miles away definitely not social distancing I am expected to believe 1 in 1000 is going to be the “new normal” and am supposed to feel more comfortable about leaving the house.

    That and the fact that there is still no effective treatment or vaccine, so should one of my group contract Covid-19 there is a bed available in ICU that our incredible NHS can watch us die in, away from friends and family, isn’t really helping either.

    Having listened to others from the same group in the news they are either feeling exactly the same way or volunteering for a Darwin award.

    There are other people in high risk groups, due mostly to their age, that I know and can see locally following current guidelines. We are lucky in this part of the country to be behind the curve of the wave that has hit more populated areas. Would be a shame if everyone comes out just in time to get hit here.

    All that said, it has been a glorious day, I have done loads of productive work in the sun shining into my garden, I have talked with family and friends. I am very fortunate to be in a position to not mind staying just where I am. There are so many people who are not so fortunate.

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