Day eight and time to go to Morrison’s again. It was similar to when I went on Friday. A queue outside to get in, then plenty of space inside for social distancing inside. Unlike last time, there was loo roll and a lot more wine. Still no rice, pasta, plain biscuits or anti-bacterial anything. There was definitely a larger proportion of shoppers wearing latex gloves and scarves around their mouths today. Again, I can’t praise the staff enough. They were all cheerful, efficient and helpful. It must feel strange for them being among the minority actually leaving the house to work. The latest figures show that more than 1800 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK. Today has seen the biggest daily increase so far, with almost 400. It’s never been more important to stay home; I hope I won’t need to go food shopping for another five days.
It was also time to get my fringe cut. Normally, I go to the hairdresser every six weeks for a cut and once in between each appointment for a fringe trim. Poppy gallantly volunteered and did a very good job. I’m growing my hair for our wedding so I’m doing my best to look after it. It helps that I’m not blow-drying and straightening it every day, something which saves so much time too.
Protect your eyes
If I may, I’d like to remind everyone to refrain from touching the eyes when possible. Remember to protect the eyes from UV light too when outdoors- a lot of us are walking more than usual. Cumulative UV light damages the eyes and even though the weather isn’t hot and sunny, UV light is always present. Wearing glasses or sunglasses protects the eyes from these damaging rays, and, because coronavirus is transmissible through the eyes, they offer a physical barrier too.
There is contradictory advice about avoiding contact lens wear per se. Some experts advise to avoid wearing them because insertion and removal involves touching the eye or eye area. Others say there is no evidence to say that wearing contact lenses puts an individual at greater risk. One thing is certain, if you have symptoms of any illness, whether that is a common cold or Covid-19, it is sensible to cease wearing contact lenses until fully recovered.
Stay safe x
Teal top: Boden 2018
Read my Coronavirus diaries from day one here.