Although coming out of lockdown has been a welcome distraction from Covid-19 for many, being high risk means I am still home. But the jury is still out, because scientists know that whilst we were in lockdown, the virus rates continued to fall.
With people in other countries are still falling foul of the virus, we are still not safe from Covid-19. With the vaccine roll-out and precautionary measures in place, the virus is now massively reduced, but with new variants mutating and spreading, the virus can make its way back into the UK.
Given what we know about the virus, and whilst the UK government is choosing to relax Covid-19 rules, opening the country too soon could have dire consequences, particularly when we start to interact with each other from the 17th May.
Scientists are still unanimous that relaxing the rules can spell trouble, given what they know about the virus. Throughout the process they have continued to get their message out about new variants. We see it with India. It could happen in the UK. It is up to each of us to continue to make sure we’re safe and stay vigilant.
If Covid-19 begins to get out of control, the reality is, we will end up being locked in our homes once more. With my life now changed, it is exactly where I am. On the odd occasion I go out, I mask up. Safety first.