Coronavirus Lockdown Day 14 – another shopping trip, and closed shops

April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown Day 14
There was rain when I set out this morning. This is the view when I got home from work late afternoon. Sunshine had returned.

On the 10 pm news we saw that Boris Johnson is in intensive care as a precautionary measure. The worldometer graphs show that he epidemic has not peaked in the UK yet.

At work I did the weekly shopping trip on behalf of the people we support. The rules have been tightened since last week. New ways are considered about how the virus could be spread. We are now asked to decontaminate food packaging before putting them away or letting others touch them.

We all worry that we might unknowingly take the virus into the place we work – before any symptoms appear. So social distancing is important as much as possible.
Coronavirus Lockdown Day 14
Some of the shop windows in Abingdon have been emptied while they are closed.

Oxfam normally changes their window display every couple of weeks but the cheerful yellow display will stay longer.
Coronavirus Lockdown Day 14
Abingdon Picture Framing has a selection of Abingdon views that does not change as often anyway.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Michael  |  April 7, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Waitrose turned my wife away when she wanted to shop between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. (I am over 70, she is not). However she has noticed that older people tend to be slow getting out of the way and some, possibly with dementia, are not “with it” at all, so in future it’s after 8:30 for her anyway.

  • 2. Daniel  |  April 7, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    There is often no queue at Tesco and all the shelves are full.

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