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In the news: "Lockdown may have eased, but I am still shielding"

Cher_Inactive
Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
This article in today's Metro discusses disabled actress Samantha Renke's choice to remain shielded despite the lifting of covid-19 restrictions.

Explaining some people's negative reaction to her decision, Sam says:
I’ve noticed a shift in people’s attitudes and it makes me feel almost hesitant to say I’m still shielding. This is because some people seem to have a form of amnesia and have resumed their lives almost completely as if we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic. It feels like they’re oblivious to the fact that there are those who are still isolating at home and this results in some confusion and awkward conversations. 

Although many of our members have discussed their feelings about going out post-lockdown on this How are you finding socialising post-lockdown thread, I wondered are you still shielding, and what reaction have you received from others?  Let us know in the comments below.


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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing @Cher_Scope! :)
    Scope

  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    @scotleag Thank you for your in-depth response.  We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how you have been coping.  It sounds like you are limiting the risk of catching corona-virus as much as possible by using a wide range of precautions.

    Those little comforts you miss like buying fish and chips, or going out for a coffee are understandable too.  I hope they will be back for you in the not too distant future but its very much a case of playing it a day at a time now isn't it? I'm glad you have a caring wife with you  :)
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