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All shops now closed except for those selling food and pharmacies

PLEASE STAY AT HOME – except for those reasons:

-To shop for basic necessities

-For one form of exercise a day (a walk but do not touch anything and wash your hands when you get back in)

-For medical/care needs, or to help a vulnerable person

-To travel to and from work but only if it is a necessity.

Do not go out in groups – 2 people only at any one time and socially distance


Allowed to travel to and from work if essentially needed.

Allowed out for one session of exercise with a family member but not a group.

No seeing other people apart from those you live with,

Only to visit shops for essential food items, playgrounds all closed, library’s, weddings, baptisms cancelled only funerals to go ahead with close family members.

This will be reviewed in 3 weeks

Goodness this hits home😢

Make no mistake. When loved ones are removed from your home by ambulance because the virus has hit them hard, you are not going to be able to follow them there, sit by their hospital bed and hold their hand. You are not going to be able to pop in at 7.00 pm for visiting hours. They are going to have no one other than exhausted and brave hospital staff to see them through days or weeks of barely breathing through a ventilator until they either die or recover. They are not going to be well enough to text you.

You are not going to be able to phone the ward to check in on them regularly (staff will be too busy for that). During that time, they will be completely alone, while you sit at home waiting to hear whether they have made it through.

Imagine that person is someone you love dearly. Because it’s going to be a reality for many in the coming weeks.

And if that person in hospital happens to be you, going through that ordeal completely alone, it would be nothing less than terrifying.

Never in my life have I wanted so strongly to say that if anyone is not feeling even a little afraid right now, not only for themselves but for their loved ones and others in general, then they are a fool.

Don’t be a fool stay safe !!!!