By Kelly Hutchison
For many of us it seems that we are actually now in more uncertain times than we were a few weeks ago. Lockdown may have come upon us all relatively quickly, but its realities were easily understood – we were told we can’t go out, meet that person, visit that store. Unlocking our lives once again is much more complex. It’s all a question of judgement. What should change? By how much? How fast, What milestones? Who decides and on what advice? Who’s checking? Who’s most at risk and, just as importantly, to who’s gain?
It’s all much more divisive, open to all sorts of concerns and agendas and makes us all question who should we trust?
We don’t really know exactly how things will happen – the moods, the shades, the layers of this pandemic environment seem to change with the wind. It’s different in every state and every country – and it’s unlikely to be over very quickly.
So what can you do? Well perhaps one of the practical things we can all do is to at least take responsibility for ourselves and our well-being. In doing so we will not only be helping keep ourselves and our loved ones safe but we will also be helping our community, easing pressure on our first responders and carers, and helping ease our communities back to some sense of normal.
Here are a few things you can – and, for once some good news, they are all positive things…