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Living the new way

I cycled down this morning to Tesco to be greeted with this empty shelves.


I just can’t understand the crowd mentality that we have. The shelves have been and are being refilled every night, yet they are being cleared each day. There is plenty of food in the system, the supermarkets are adding extra deliveries and staff, yet people have this hoarding instinct.

However, we have much more important things to talk about.

First, keeping your infection probability down in the next three months.

We can all take steps to lower your risk of getting infected in the first place:

  • As much as possible, limit contact with people outside your family.
  • Maintain enough distance (six feet or more) between yourself and anyone outside your family.
  • As soon as you enter your house, WASH YOUR HANDS. Put a notice up to that effect
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • As best you can, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in your home, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables, every day.

Help for those in Isolation.

We are so lucky in Stinchcombe, neighbours and friends are happy to try and help. No-one should feel isolated with no-one to turn to. As a community we can help ourselves and others by offering to collect shopping and prescriptions etc.

A group has been formed in the village who are only too willing and in the next few days some more details might come through your door.

Local business’s like Cam Family Butchers Tel 544415 and now Cam Catering Butchers Tel 01453 890254 will take orders which can be collected. Also, Leaf & Group Tel 393007 will I am sure be offering a pickup service for those in self isolation.

Supermarkets are now giving or going to priority to those over 70 for online shopping.

Also, the first hour of each day will be given over to “the elderly and vulnerable customers”

Also there are wider plans evolving from other larger groups in the Dursley area who are combing their efforts. This effort is still in the planning stage so I have little detail at present

So much, at present is unknown.

We just don’t know how things will unfold in the next few months and uncertainty in the future makes us worry. So try and manage your stress, keep busy, talk with friends, listen to music, exercise and laugh.


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