We are on tenterhooks at the moment. Francesca should be here this weekend but she is now in self imposed quarantine.
The person, S, that she houseshares with gets a lift into work with a colleague.
This person has not been into work since last Monday.
Only on Friday did S see fit to tell Francesca that her colleague was suspected of having C-19 and was waiting for test results. Apparently she has been too busy to remember to share the information.
As it happens Francesca,s car had a warning light come on and had to be checked on Friday afternoon so her visit to us was postponed till that evening.
Luckily Fran and S had set up a strict cleaning routine for shared parts of the house, kitchen and bathroom in particular are cleaned after each use.
If the test proves positive the Track and Trace system will be applied and both Fran and S will be tested, along with countless others no doubt.
If I could have got near to S on Friday I can not imagine what I may have said and done to her. She is in her 40's, a criminal lawyer and should know better than that. Her employers need to be dealt with as they carried on as usual knowing the situation.
Is there any wonder that we are looking at a spike which could well be worse than the first wave.
How many more working people are doing just the same.
The " It won't happen to me" mentality ia alive and well and living all over the world. Governments need to stop the pussy footing about and act.
Never mind the air travel industry, the sandwich shops, beauty salons and pubs and clubs etc. Let common sense prevail and concentrate on prevention. it has always been better than cure.
Beware of the idiots.