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
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Good job on your daughter’s part! Might be cutting my family’s hair soon enough here!
It’s easier for us girls isn’t it! I don’t know what will happen with Ian and harry’s hair!! xxx
Well done to Poppy! I’ve just had my hair coloured and trimmed so should be okay for a while! It’s scary times we are living in and I hope you are staying safe. Jacqui x
Hi Jacqui, she made such a good job. And yes, it really is scary. It’s hard to believe sometimes because I feel like we’re in our own little bubbles. Stay sae too- lots of love to you and your family xxx
Hello! I hadn’t heard anything about not wearing contact lenses? If my hands are perfectly clean when I put the lenses in/ take the lenses out will I be safe ? My new glasses were ordered before lockdown , and my old ones give me headache! I’ve been wearing lenses everyday but my hands are scrupulously clean before I touch them ? Thank you
Hi Julia, the advice is to avoid wearing contact lens when possible because the virus is transmissible through the eye, and it is impossible not to touch the eye when inserting and removing. Wearing glasses not only reduces that hand-eye contact, but acts as a physical barrier too. However, if you are healthy and not living with anyone with symptoms, you should be absolutely fine so please don’t worry- you will be safe. There is nothing worse than getting headaches from old glasses is there! Take care and have a lovely weekend xxx
Many thanks for that! You’ve put my mind at rest, and i can avoid the headaches! Thanks again , stay safe x
You’re very welcome. Have a lovely evening xxx