As everyone will be aware today marks some further easing of lockdown restrictions:
- People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors
- Six people or two households can meet indoors and overnight stays can take place
- Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions and other life events
- Number of people who can attend a funeral is no longer capped, but determined by the size of venue
- Up to 30 are allowed to attend a support group or parent-and-child group (not counting under fives)
- Care home residents can have up to five named visitors, and more freedom for visits out of the home
Social distancing guidance is also changing. Contact with close family and friends is described as a matter of personal judgement, but people are asked to remain cautious around close contact, like hugging.
Leisure and entertainment
- Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors
- Indoor entertainment such as museums, cinemas and children’s play areas can open
- Theatres, concert halls, conference centres and sports stadiums can all reopen
- Organised adult sports and exercise classes can restart indoors
- Steam rooms and saunas may reopen
- Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen
- Face coverings no longer recommended for pupils in secondary schools
- All remaining university students eligible to return to in-person teaching
- People will be able to travel abroad to green list countries without having to quarantine when they return
(Summary and image from BBC News)
Today marks the birth date of Florence Nightingale (she would be 201) and is designated international nurses day.
So on this day, thank you to all the nurses and healthcare staff for all that they have been doing to help keep us safe and well – especially over this last year.
There are a number of events happening this week around the theme- see below, and there is always lots of advice information and sources of support on the Dying Matter Leeds website: http://dyingmattersleeds.org/
Full Circle Funerals is hosting two Facebook Live events called “Time to Remember and Light a Candle” – people can send in poems to be read, or simply join us at the time and ask for someone to be remembered – https://fb.me/e/6YtLN9omB
This may apply to you if you are getting ESA or JSA or have been during the pandemic – since March 2020.
We will be keeping an eye on the outcomes and sharing information as we get it.
As lockdown eases and we start thinking about getting out more, it’s natural that some people may be feeling anxious or unsure about going out. British Red Cross have some really helpful advice about making a personal risk judgement and building your confidence here: https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus/judging-risk-when-going-out
Consider your own needs, and those closest to you
Acknowledge the source of stress, and how it impacts upon you
Listen to how you’re feeling mentally and physically
Manage ways to manage your stress and regain control
Enable – what has enabled you to cope with stress in the past?
Resource – what do you need to put steps in place?
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I am a crab
Who walks the shore
And pinches toes all day.
If I were you
I’d wear some shoes
And not get in my way.