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Re: O/T Coping with Self Isolation
Posted by: warrenball
Date: 19/03/2020 07:59
The big problem, as I sit here in Devon, is that everything seems so normal, this is the big problem the government has to solve. My grandchildren who virtually live here have been told they cannot come in the house and they naturally find this distressing and cannot really understand why.

It would help if we had any confidence in the authorities, but we can see from the spokespeople of the government, NHS and other bodies that they put the best spin on it and you really cannot believe much of what they say at face value, complicated that the real answer to most questions is "I don't know"

I am working on the theory that in a few months, if still here, I would rather think I over-reacted than sat on my hands and possibly spread the infection, but we must be sensible, exercise is essential to good health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Last night I took the dog in the garden at about midnight, I could have walked for miles inn the country without meeting a soul, no doubt there will be people playing golf as soon as the sun rises, or digging the garden, all of which will do you great benefit without risk. If we stay shut in the house watching daytime television there is no end to the mental damage it can do, but that is easier for me to say living in the country with plenty of land around.

My big concern is for the children not going to school, we do not all live in loving nuclear families, how is the government planning to protect vulnerable youngsters, maybe there should be a register kept by schools of children who may not be properly looked after, they cannot just be allowed to roam the streets without proper food or control.

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