I just read useful information from Ottawa Public Health about social distancing and self-isolation:
Social distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. This will help to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Please note: that these guidelines are not meant to say “you must stay in your home!”
You can still go outside to take a walk, go to the park, or walk your dog. If you need groceries, go to the store. We simply recommend that while outside you make sure to avoid crowds and maintain a distance of 1-2 metres (3-6 feet) from those around you.
Self-isolation is when you have been instructed to separate yourself from others, with the purpose of preventing the spread of the virus, including those within your home. If you are ill, you should be separated from others in your household to the greatest extent possible.
The streets were empty, the shops closed, people couldn't get out.
But spring did not know, and the flowers began to bloom, the sun shone, the birds sang, the swallows would soon arrive, the sky was blue, the morning arrived early.
It was March 2020 ...
Young people had to study online, and find occupations at home, people could no longer go shopping, or go to the hairdresser. Soon there would be no more room in hospitals, and people continued to get sick.
But spring did not know, the time to go to the garden arrived, the grass greened.
It was March 2020 ...
People have been put in lockdown. to protect grandparents, families and children. No more meetings or meals, family celebrations. The fear became real and the days were therefore similar.
But spring did not know, apples, cherry trees and others bloomed, the leaves grew.
People started reading, playing with their families, learning a language, singing on the balcony inviting neighbours to do the same, being supportive and focusing on other values.
People realized the importance of health, of suffering, of this world that had stopped, of the economy that has plummeted.
But spring didn't know. the flowers gave way to the fruit, the birds made their nest, the swallows had arrived.
Then the day of liberation came, people found out on TV, the virus had lost, people took to the streets, sang, cried, kissed their neighbours, without masks or gloves.
And that's when summer came, because spring didn't know. He continued to be there despite everything, despite the virus, fear and death. Because spring didn't know, he taught people the power of life.
Everything's gonna be fine, stay home, protect yourself, and enjoy life.
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I think it should be added that the symptoms that require isolation are a persistent dry cough that has lasted for sometime, and a fever. Nothing to do with sore throats and sneezing. I suspect that many are worried but it turns out they just have a cold
I largely live alone. I have set up an office at home, but it is so so quiet, and bloody lonely. Although my office at the works is separate I can still hear the hum of other people and machines, and talk to others as and when I want to or need to. This is damned tough, but necessary for the people I love. I am too old to matter, but they are not. Above all else I miss being able to hug my grandchildren and tell then grandad loves them very much.
I have been self isolating for years , due to limited movement . Now that my beloved Julia is dead , I have one of my sons living with me. He does the housework and shopping, so I consider myself very lucky. PS according to the local press ,we have had one person (a Parisian) who has CV and he has been isolated.
If you have serious underlying health problems then this is the time to be worried
I have heart problems , a history of minor strokes and arthritis but I refuse to worry.That just adds another problem
I have diabetes which is the main problem, immune system weakened To add to that my kidneys are functioning just below half how they should be, 18 months ago I has half a lung removed because of cancer which led to a prolonged hospital stay with pneumonia So all in all I am lucky to be still here, a right target for this virus
In case other people haven't had one, I've just got a text from the NHS Coronavirus service, saying they have identified me as someone at risk of severe illness if I catch it. There is a link, to a page I haven't seen before