There are over 100,000 dead in the UK. Each one a life, loved, valued, mourned.
I am getting so wound up by the covidiots who refuse to wear a mask or who flout the rules on social distancing. There are genuine reasons why a mask is not appropriate but an infringement of human rights is not one of them.
I used to be a dental nurse and wore a mask all day. I never complained because it protect me from stray bodily fluids and protected the patients from me too (not that I slaveringly dribble!)
It does feel odd to wear a mask. My glasses do steam up despite a nose wire (almost always when I talk, note to self: SHUT UP!)
But if it makes me and others even a tiny bit safer then I will do it.
Matthew will be going to secondary school in September so needs to get used to wearing a mask. Anya loves wearing hers, in fact I have to nag her to take it off!
It feels bizarre not to visit my parents who only live 2 streets away. I have only seen my sister and her family twice in a year, outside and at a distance.
With 15 million people vaccinated, we are so close to escaping lockdown. But there are still thousands of new covid cases each day and hundreds dying.
We can’t be complacent.
I am completing two asymptomatic tests a week to keep our school safe and the same is true for teaching professionals around the country. My children are desperate to get back to normal, see their grandparents, have days out, go to the playground.
Just wear a mask, social distance and follow the rules. Don’t be a covidiot!