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End of restrictions - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

End of restrictions

Guidance on coronavirus and a place to share concerns and support
All very depressing. Govt keep going on about mental health effects of lockdown but they are what is challenging our mental health by trying to convince us everything is safe when it is clearly not.

Govt say we can get tests but that is no use since the point about LF testing is that you are protecting other people. Same with mask wearing - we have got FFP2 masks but many others not now wearing masks even inside shops. Shop staff can't enforce mask wearing as it is.

We won't be going out anytime soon. No cinema, theatre etc for us. Only good side is that there are therapeutics available now so much better treatement if we do get Covid.
I agree with what everyone else is saying. My husband and myself are both vulnerable - we're each others' carers; I have lupus, RA, fibromyalgia, anxiety & depression and PTSD, and my husband has Parkinson's Disease - and we shall continue to wear masks for the foreseeable future. I also have a badge that says "I have a compromised immune system. Please keep your distance" which I can only hope will stop people invading my personal space.
Being in a wheelchair, I feel extra vulnerable if someone coughs or sneezes, as droplets fall downwards.
We shan't be attending theatre or opera (which we both love) or cinema any time soon, or even going to the pub, if I have any say in the matter. I'm even apprehensive about visiting the shopping mall!
Being the cynic I am, I can't help but wonder if "someone" is thinking to bump off the old and the ill, to save on pension, disability and carers' payouts.
Covid certainly freed up a lot of space in care homes!
It's nice to see like minded people taking the precautions I do. I look after my parents and have keep the home covid free. Anything coming in is disinfected. My dad has dementia and it's the only way I can keep him safe by not having anything he could accidently touch. We have managed for two years despite the mental side effects of being semi isolated. We are very fortunate to have a large home and garden to shield in. But it is hard not going to restaurants etc. Just as I think it's safe to relax our precautions abit, the government changes the restrictions and the numbers go up. At least they can't relax restrictions any further.

I've kept them safe up until now and don't wish to put them at unnecessary risk.
I am so happy about it. Finally the corona is finished ;)
Restrictions may be finished but Covid isn't!

25% of a local school is off sick, and most of the teachers, some adults testing positive, some not.
My grandson had it last week, my eldest son has been ill since Saturday, fit only for snuggling up under his duvet in my recliner during the day., drinking tea and taking pills. He says he's never felt so rough. We are distancing as much as possible.

He is a hard working man who usually works at least 50 hours a week and then works at home too - he was planning to put a fence up this week.
Boris has stopped free testing, knowing that people won't want to pay for a test (remembering that you don't pay for any other tests on the NHS). Of course that will make numbers appear lower but the hospital figures and deaths will be the numbers to watch, sadly.

We accept a certain number of flu deaths as unavoidable, and that will be the same with covid to some degree: but it's a major gamble when so little is really known about how covid is behaving. But that's politicians for you, especially of the kind we seem to be inundated with: quite happy to gamble with your health.
My 22year old Grandson is teacher training. 7 year olds at the moment. 11 in the class are off with covid or symptoms.
My daughter teaches 4 to 5 year ages. Several have been off. So covid definitely hasn't gone.
Personally I don't think that it will ever go away :(

Corona viruses have been around for years - flu is a corona virus. COVID19 is just corona virus number 19 but is a lot more deadly. Like the flu virus it will keep coming back in a different format - don't forget that the flu jab is updated every couple of years or so to take into account the way it mutates and changes. So expect to be invited for a COVID19 jab every year along with your flu jab !

I think we are going to have to come to terms with the fact that we are going to have to learn to live with it in the same way that we live the flu virus.
I agree with you Susie. Especially as the cost of Covid restrictions, in terms of missed operations, appointments, etc. etc. also have to be considered.