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  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 85 Fireworks

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 85 Fireworks

    A Second Bonfire Night during the coronavirus pandemic – where has the time gone? When the first lockdown in England started way back in March 2020 we thought it would all be over in two or three months. Nineteen months later we are celebrating a second Bonfire Night in the shadow of the…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 84 Lynton in Devon

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 84 Lynton in Devon

    Hospital admissions and deaths due to COVID-19 continue to rise during week 84 of the coronavirus pandemic. We are assured by government ministers that modelling predictions suggest these numbers will show a dramatic decrease in November. It has also been pointed out that we may have the highest…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 82 Wintry Weather

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 82 Wintry Weather

    During week 83 of the coronavirus pandemic the number of new cases and deaths are still higher than those in the rest of Europe. The re-introduction of restrictions such as the wearing of face masks in public places and on public transport and the imposition of social distancing is once more on the…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 82 Floods in Corfu

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 82 Floods in Corfu

    During week 82 of the coronavirus pandemic the steady increase in new cases of COVID-19 seems to suggest England came out of lockdown too soon. The experts are calling for the re-introduction of mandatory face masks and social distancing in public places and on public transport. The possibility of…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 81 Albania

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 81 Albania

    It is week 81 of the coronavirus pandemic and, finally, the restrictions on International travel are relaxed for the double vaccinated. Pre-travel negative PCR tests are no longer required when travelling to and from non-red list countries just a second day PCR test on returning to the UK. This…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 80 off to Albania

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 80 off to Albania

    During week 80 of the coronavirus pandemic news of COVID-19 cases and other related issues take a back seat to the petrol crisis. There is enough petrol to fill our tanks but a huge shortage of drivers. We are encouraged by our Prime Minister not to panic buy but thousands of motorists do just…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 79 Lovely Walks in Dorset

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 79 Lovely Walks in Dorset

    It is week 79 of the coronavirus pandemic and there is more good news regarding the relaxing of restrictions on foreign travel. The USA is planning to lift the blanket ban on travellers for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And the UK is set to join the EU vaccine passport scheme…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 78 Lazy Days

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 78 Lazy Days

    It is week 78 of the coronavirus pandemic and finally there is some good news for overseas travel. An announcement is made that England will abandon the traffic light system at the beginning of next month making it easier to visit more countries and amber and green list countries will be subject to…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 77 Harrogate

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 77 Harrogate

    It is week 76 of the coronavirus pandemic and we are seeing a change in the strategy regarding the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines. Large vaccine hubs like the BIC in Bournemouth, conference centre, are closing as smaller vaccine hubs and walk-in centres are set up. England is still waiting for a…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 76 Red Arrows

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 76 Red Arrows

    It is week 76 of the coronavirus pandemic and the number of new cases of COVID-19 is still relatively high. This was expected as the schools and colleges have now gone back. The majority of the cases being treated in hospital have not been vaccinated. The debate continues regarding a third booster…