The virus hasn’t gone away. But we have started to behave as if it had. So here’s a reminder or two.
Rule 1 – Stay Home
If you don’t have to go out, then don’t. Don’t shop. Have groceries delivered. Buy stuff online.
Rule 2 – Work from Home
If you can work from home, insist on it. That way you don’t have to get on buses and trains, and you don’t clog the roads and pollute the air.
Rule 3 – Avoid enclosed spaces
This means trains, planes, busses, ferries, ships, offices, churches, stores, malls, gyms, pubs, clubs: anywhere where you stay indoors with a number of people for a period of time.
It’s OK just to dash in and out, so you’re not in an enclosed space for more than five or ten minutes. Don’t dawdle, don’t window shop, don’t browse.
Rule 4 – Avoid crowds
You catch this thing by breathing other people’s air. If you’re standing around among other people, the longer you’re there, the more virus particles you’re exposed. if you enter any place and it’s not possible to sit or stand at least two metres away from anyone else, leave at once.
Rule 5 – Wear a mask
Some say do, some say don’t. But there’s good evidence that a mask – any mask – reduces your chances of passing your bugs onto other people. And you can have this bug without knowing it. And while it might only give you a sniffle, it might give the person next to you a death sentence. So wear a mask.
Rule 6 – Keep moving and/or keep your distance
You can have a protest in the street, so long as you maintain as much distance between one another as possible, wear a mask, and keep moving!