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How will you cope with the 'NEW NORMAL?'

manimoo99manimoo99 Member Posts: 8 Connected
As the lock down is unlocking, how do you guys feel about the new normal?  How will you cope with it?

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  • christian96christian96 Posts: 101 Member
    By staying positive! I want this lockdown to be over. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,498 Disability Gamechanger
    Yup it comes with risk, but the economy is desperate for some "normality" we cannot go on spending money like its going out of fashion.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • danijamesdanijames Member Posts: 37 Connected
    It will lift my mood 
  • manimoo99manimoo99 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    By staying positive! I want this lockdown to be over. 
    Yup! I agree 100% on the both :smile:

  • manimoo99manimoo99 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    woodbine said:
    Yup it comes with risk, but the economy is desperate for some "normality" we cannot go on spending money like its going out of fashion.
    Defiantly :)
  • manimoo99manimoo99 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    danijames said:
    It will lift my mood

    Hopefully it will lift mine up too xx 
  • manimoo99manimoo99 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    danijames said:
    It will lift my mood 
    I hope so xx
  • manimoo99manimoo99 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    woodbine said:
    Yup it comes with risk, but the economy is desperate for some "normality" we cannot go on spending money like its going out of fashion.
    Totally agreed!
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  • heidibuckellheidibuckell Member Posts: 8 Courageous
    One of my concerns about the new normal is the need to face coverings as I tend to breathe through my mouth. Fortunately I'm working at home at the moment so it is not a problem but when I do return to work which is in a hospital everyone has to wear face masks. This past week I've helped to develop a badge for staff to wear if they can't wear a face mask due to breathing problems. Just wondering do other people with CP also have the same concerns?
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 713 Pioneering
    Your post puzzles me. Surely, if everyone covers both nose and mouth, then all will breathe in and out through cloth? And if anything, breathing through the mouth should be easier?

    Plus,  if you can work from home, surely you should not  be asked, and not agree, to go into a building to do the same work?
    Work From Home has proved that  commuting and polluting by office workers is wilful waste and unnecessary crowding of others on public transport or roads. 
    It also gives equality of opportunity for some disabled people or their carers, for whom commuting time and being away from home are an unfair unnecessary burden.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,621 Disability Gamechanger
    The other side of working from home is that it increases isolation for many disabled staff and also prevents them from working if they have reasonable adjustments in work which can’t be replicated at home. 

    Social distancing on public transport is also a major issue. Priority seats have largely been removed and with less people on buses and trains there will be longer queues and no guarantees you’ll get on the vehicle you need to be on in order to get into work on time. In some cases that will end employment. 
  • Christine67Christine67 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    i don’t like the new normal it very unsettling 

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