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Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 252 England
4 Apr 2020 8:45AM
No.
I have a dog who needs walking twice a day and a couple of times a week, I attend the, now closed, school where I work to make sure it's secure.
Add to that trips to the shops and I'm out and abour qiite a bit.
I live two minutes from open countryside and quite a few people are spending their time there rather than being stuck indoors.
There's loads of room to avoid each other and given today's weather, I think I might join them.
I'm officially in the "at risk group" with a letter from the hospital.


4 Apr 2020 12:20PM
Absolutely - I have asthma and know that the virus would be a severe blow to my system if not a final blow! So no I am taking no risks at all. Fortunately the dog is now 14 and doesn't want more than a run in the garden (also fortunate that I have one - garden that is). Surviving on my store cupboard (the second World War made sure that everyone had a store cupboard) and Amazon Prime (mainly for dog food!) and a couple of good neighbours who have provided eggs, butter and milk.
altitude50 15 18.3k United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 12:40PM
We have been in for 4 weeks + 1 day. About 12 years ago I was rushed to a hospital 30 miles from home at midnight by ambulance with a severe asthma attack, I thought I was going to die. It is now controlled but neither of us is risking anything. Great credit to the NHS for EVERYTHING!

We do have an exercise bike.


I reckon that the lack of exercise is well balanced out by the risk out on the street.. The only time I went out recently was a 6 or 7 mile drive to charge the car battery and ensure the brakes are not corroded up. No dog, no cat, no budgie.Grin
The next Tesco delivery is 12 days away, booked 10 days ago! But the local greengrocer is delivering fresh veg. and fruit on Tuesdays.
DaveRyder Plus
6 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 12:43PM
No, I take a walk each day. Generally around 2mls.
I take care not to interact with people by going out early to mid morning when it's quiet.

We're lucky and have access to a wide promenade for a pleasant and low risk hour.

I am avoiding large supermarkets - although deliveries are getting harder to arrange.
Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 252 England
4 Apr 2020 12:47PM

Quote:
I reckon that the lack of exercise is well balanced out by the risk out on the street..


That depends on the street.
You'd have a job to catch anything around here.
There are more people about today than earlier in the week but so far it's been like walking around on Christmas day.
The place is deserted.
altitude50 15 18.3k United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 2:16PM
Not just the virus. Where I live, in normal times the big risk is elderly people losing control of their vehicles. I am very aware of what is around me but was nearly run over twice in the same morning by a pensioner with a defective twistgrip on her disability scooter. Twice I have just escaped being completely anihilated by elderly people in automatic cars pressing the wrong pedal and demolishing brick walls. One I was 2 feet away.
A local petrol station replaces their showroom window regularly from the same lack of co-ordination.
I might be old but I am not decrepit.
Then there was this about two months ago, very old lady in small car, with two crutches in reverse.
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Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 252 England
4 Apr 2020 2:45PM
It's a wonder that you go out at all ...!
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 663 England
4 Apr 2020 3:50PM
Shopping to get food.
It's good, the shops are a lot less busy. not that i ever spent much time in them.
I could have gone out every day for a walk. I'm on the edge of the country and it's deserted at the best of times. A couple of miles away there are lanes and walks so there is variety. Nit that:I've gone out there for a couple of weeks, it might be busy, though I doubt it. There's a bit of limbo at the moment between the low winter sun and the fresh spring green foliage.

Richard, you may be safer in a war zone Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2209 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2020 4:47PM
Trying to get out for a walk most days. We are lucky in that we live on the edge of town, a couple of minutes walk takes us up to an empty country road with wonderful views across to the Cheviots.
We are using our exercise slot to collect litter along there (with pickers and gloves, hands and gloves are washed when we get home). By the time this is over we shall have that road clear.
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
4 Apr 2020 5:39PM
I went to the supermarket to get some shopping at lunchtime and been out all afternoon.... in the garden mowing the lawn, tidying up and sitting reading the newspaper with a cup off tea & cake Smile





SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
4 Apr 2020 6:26PM
Just flopped down with g&t and some salted cashews. Been emptying hub's office all day and have stripped and scraped the walls - as well as doing my usual 'womens' work. Satisfying though.
Although i do feel guilty that there are people really suffering and dying out there. Always on my mind.
5 Apr 2020 9:23AM

Quote:Although i do feel guilty that there are people really suffering and dying out there. Always on my mind.


Chris, if you are staying in, except for necessary trips, then please do not feel guilty about people dying - you have nothing to feel guilty about and you have done nothing to add to the numbers. I feel frustration with, and anger at those who are acting so irresponsibly to go out and sit in parks, sea front etc. The guilt lies with the selfish not with those acting responsibly.
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.0k 58 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2020 9:10AM
We seem to have a pattern of staying in for at least a week , exercising in the house or the garden. Then me going out in the evening every 7-10 days to the superstore when we run out of fresh stuff in the fridge. We are lucky that a milkman also delivers milk a few times a week.

When shopping in the superstore, i do wonder about those that seem to buy just a few things - are they doing this near daily just for the outing, if so then it seems to me there is much more chance of meeting others and passing on the virus.
6 Apr 2020 9:35AM

Quote:When shopping in the superstore, i do wonder about those that seem to buy just a few things - are they doing this near daily just for the outing, if so then it seems to me there is much more chance of meeting others and passing on the virus.
Perhaps they cant afford to spend too much week to week?

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