The Week of 23rd of March 2020 the UK people were told to self-isolate for 3 weeks at minimum. Those most at risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19 and would receive a letter on Tuesday 24th and be told to stay within their homes for 12 weeks and not to go out for leisure, shopping and avoid face to face contact at all times. As an Asthmatic and mum to a 2-month-old baby, I am taking the advice from the government extremely seriously keeping myself and my baby safe from catching Covid-19. As there are many people in the same situation as me and we’re all looking for things to keep ourselves occupied in these extremely troubling times, I’ve decided to create a space for me to share my Self Isolation experience with you and you can share yours with me too in the comments if you wish. We are all in this together.
Coronavirus; Self Isolation Day One
My mentality when I woke up was ”I need to seriously sort this house out if I’m going to be spending so much time in it.” I spend a lot of time in it anyway but most of the time I can leave the house and push things to the back of my mind but that’s not really going to be an option for the next few weeks and so I spent the whole morning and early afternoon deep cleaning the kitchen; sorting the food cupboards and even cleaning the fridge, made some lunch and chilled for a small while before starting on simplifying my blog’s design and finding love for it again seeing as this is basically all I’m going to have for the foreseeable future.
The nation last night tuned in to see our prime minister give a speech on the next action for beating coronavirus and has put the United Kingdom pretty much on lockdown, Not officially on lockdown, but pretty much. Meaning now Stewart is home with us for 3 weeks at least. The world got a little bit more last night. Everything got that little bit more emotional. Not seeing my family for 3 weeks is going to be tough but it’s for the best.
Today, Tuesday the 24th March was like any other day for me, it’s weird because Stewart’s off work and usually we’d go out but it’s like every other in terms of what I and Minnie would get up to when Stewart’s at work. How annoying is it that the weather is absolutely glorious as well? I guess we’re super lucky that we get to still enjoy our gardens. Today I compiled a list of all the groceries in the house that we could make meals out of so I can work out how long our shopping will last so that I can plan a pop-up shop in a couple of days’ time.
I’m really happy the sunshine is out, I think that in a time like this we need that sunshine to shine down hard on us to keep our spirits up, however, it worries me that it will also encourage the idiots of the world to go out and enjoy it in the ways we’ve been advised against because let’s face it, there’s going to be a few that think the rules don’t apply to them and think they’re completely immune or safe.
I didn’t receive a letter, phone call or text today from my GP to state that myself or Minnie have to completely self isolate for 12 weeks so that is a massive weight off my shoulders and gives me a bit more hope that in 3 weeks time depending on the facts and figures we might actually be allowed to see family members and they won’t miss out much on Minnie.
Stewart and I said we’d make a list today of things we can get up to in the upcoming 3 weeks, there’s a lot for us to be doing over the next few weeks in the house and garden and having Stewart off will mean I have a little bit of extra time to work on the blog and not make everything I post about being in Self Isolation due to coronavirus.
How did you spend your day today?
Stay positive, hopeful and inside whenever possible. Take a walk, run, or cycle in no bigger groups of 2 from your household when staying in bears too much and keep a social distance of 2 meters.
If you’re doing a self-isolation journal or blog online somewhere let me know and I will link it at the bottom of each post;