I am finding it very concerning that shops in ED and the Village are not enforcing social distancing in the queues outside. I dont want to call out any individual retailers but there seems to be a general pattern. My view is that they should be encouraged to mark two metres gaps on the pavement and allow one in one out ( I mean the small shops for that not the supermarkets.) Ive spoken to one retailer already about this and think more community pressure would be valuable . Not sure individual shoppers will socially distance unless directed
Having just done a shop on Lordship Lane, I'm astonished at how casual many people seem to be about social distancing. In one deli there were about 25 people standing inside in a queue. I left immediately. Even in M&S, people were quite close to each other in the checkout area. In one bakery, an assistant was putting loaves into bags with bare hands.
In contrast, Hop, Burns & Black were strictly enforcing a limit on people in the shop.
Come on people (shops AND customers) it's time to take this extremely seriously, and if you need a glimpse of where we might be going, look at Italy.
I went into M & S and wanted to use my own shopping bag to put goods in while walking around the store instead of the baskets to help prevent cross contamination and was told it wasnít allowed. I had to use a basket! Then in the chemist (I had to collect a prescription) I was offered a pen by the counter staff, I said itís OK Iíll use my own (again to stop cross contamination) and was told ďitís Ok Iím wearing glovesĒ!no thought that I wasnít and probably neither had the dozen or so users before me.
Finally I get home, wash my hands thoroughly, sit down for a cup of tea and hear the letterbox open. I go to the hallway to see a card left advertising double glazing!!! So if I havenít caught it off the basket or the pen thereís a chance itís been helpfully posted through my own front door.
Son in law just phoned to check on us. He stated that their local supermarket was limiting the number of customers in the store i.e. let three in and when they exit another three were allowed in. He also reports that Argos had run out of freezers as everyone is going into panic buying mode.
Rarely am I so enraged by something that I feel the need to post dramatic of stirring posts.So instead ill just post the day in the life of a Icu doctor in London right now. Whoever deemed it ok to open the market today, to ignore warnings read this diary carefully and let that hang heavy on your conscious. This is not a game, this is not something we can take lightly.
I no longer work clinically, but I have friends that do, aged 40 - 60, working in respiratory and cardiology. Iím lucky and can work from home, but they are going in and working long hours. They are scared as they know a high viral load will endanger them. To stop their units being overwhelmed everyone must try and stay home, with as little social contact as possible. People are not doing this, so there will be avoidable deaths. This includes the Ďnormalí pathology. For example, if critical care beds are full and someone in there teens or twenties catches meningitis or has a head injury they may be denied a bed and a ventilator because beds are full of Covid-19 victims, so the two young patientís risk of death is higher. The government was too slow and even now London needs to lockdown to stop the Italian pattern. So please tell friends and family to avoid social contact to save lives.
Daily reminder, not practicing social distancing properly, is killing people. When you go to get your latte and pastry in the park remember your more than likely spreading it. Is it so much to ask to stay at home, your slowing down the restart of this country for all of us.
There's certain dynamics in society who think they will be immune, or at least think this will only affect the elderly. There are many young people who are suffering I'll health, or have immunity problems. Please consider your fellow humans. Stop being selfish.
Just heard on LBC a person ringing in stated they came past CrystalPalace Park and seems more people out than usual came through Dulwich Village and people many people walking around and sitting on packed benches having coffee.
What is wrong with them or does speaking in a posh voice give them immunity, perhaps they should swop it for a brain and common sense.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 22, 03:45pm by sally buying.
I doubt if it's just posh people who are stupid, to be fair.
But perhaps those who think other people are posh need to believe that, so they've a crutch for their prejudice.
I mean, I'm posh and stupid, but I'm sure there's chavs that are stupid too.