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Covid-19, Lockdown Easing - Weeks 13 and 14 - The Ticking Clock.

Shopping

Week 13 was the week all shops were allowed to reopen. Lots of people were very excited about this and rushed off to queue for entry to shopping centres and the like having been deprived this dubious pleasure for months. We are a nation of shoppers. Personally, I had no such desires. I don't do queues. Every second you sit in a traffic jam or stand in a queue in a shop is a precious second of your life you'll never get back. Tick-tock, tick-tock goes the clock....

I was also struggling to understand how on earth we can logically operate within the guidelines. You can limit how many people are inside a shop, insist on social distancing and one-way systems (only if the shop is big enough), but what happens to those clothes you try on in the changing room? Touching the changing room curtains, touching the fabrics of the clothes, pulling stuff on and off over your face....we know the virus sticks to textiles for longer than your hands, which can be regularly washed and sa…

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