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  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 43 Lockdown Rules Enforced

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 43 Lockdown Rules Enforced

    It is week 43 of the coronavirus pandemic and the number of cases and deaths related to COVID 19 are still dangerously high as the NHS struggles to cope. The government issues some stark warnings and promises stricter enforcement of restrictions. Despite being told everyone should act as though…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: England Enters Lockdown 3

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: England Enters Lockdown 3

    During Week 42 of the coronavirus pandemic the number of daily COVID-19 deaths breaks all previous records and England goes back into lockdown. The NHS is stretched to the limit and England is plunged into a third national lockdown. This is set to last until mid-February at the earliest. As the…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 41 – #stayathome

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 41 – #stayathome

    Week 41 of the coronavirus pandemic sees the end of a terrible 2020 as we move into 2021 which is not having a promising start. Deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise and have already far exceeded the terrible predictions of scientists during the summer months. Yet people continue to ignore the…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: A COVID Christmas in Week 40

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: A COVID Christmas in Week 40

    This week the UK looks forward to a one-day very limited celebration of Christmas as a new variant of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly through England. London and much of the South-East are already in the stricter Tier 4 but more will follow on Boxing Day. Countries around the world are…

  • Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 39 and Borismas Replaces Christmas

    Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 39 and Borismas Replaces Christmas

    During week 39 of the coronavirus the UK government announces that a new variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in London and South East England. The rate of infection of this variant is believed to be faster than that of early variants. Initially the Prime Minister clings to his promise of a…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 38 - Start of Vaccination Roll Out

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 38 - Start of Vaccination Roll Out

    It is week 38 of the coronavirus pandemic and hopes of a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases following a 4-week lockdown are fading as the numbers start rising again. But the vaccine has arrived in the UK and the roll-out starts this week. It will take months to vaccinate everyone so we still…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 37 - Lockdown to Tiers

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 37 - Lockdown to Tiers

    My diary moves on to week 37 of the coronavirus pandemic. England moves out of the national lockdown and back into a tier system. The tier restrictions have been strengthened and most areas are in Tier 2 or Tier 3 generating a lot of opposition. The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in the…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Christmas Rules Announced

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Christmas Rules Announced

    Week 36 of lockdown in the UK due to the coronavirus brings a string of announcements regarding England's exit from a national lockdown on December 2 and a re-entry into a 3-tier system. Christmas 2020 was never destined to be a normal Christmas. Complicated rules regarding bubbles of three…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Christmas Creeps in During Week 35

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Christmas Creeps in During Week 35

    The UK government is still insisting Lockdown 2 will end on 2 December. But as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase it is clear restrictions will remain in place and the 3-tier system will be re-introduced. Our days are brightened by the gradual appearance of Christmas decorations…

  • Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 34 Brings Optimistic News About Vaccination

    Life in a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 34 Brings Optimistic News About Vaccination

    We are now in the first full week of Lockdown 2 in England. Already there are doubts that it will not end on 2 December as originally promised. It will take at least 2 weeks before we know if this second lockdown is effective. Will we be released from lockdown in time to celebrate Christmas? It…