Covid-19, Masking Up

Whilst the world continues to vaccinate against Covid-19, it is important restrictions stay in place, because whilst the vaccine goes some way to protect, we can still catch Covid, we can still pass it on and still get Long-Covid.

Being double-jabbed, doesn’t mean life is back to normal, nor does it mean we can drop our guard. Protection lasts up to 6 months (Source: and there is no official data for people who are immunocompromised, but it could mean they are protected for around 4 months.

It is because Covid-19 is here to stay that we need to be mindful about how we go about our lives, whether we have taken the vaccine or not. Whatever happens, it is important to remain vigilant. No one is safe and physical barriers like mask wearing and social distancing protect.

In September, children head back to school. We can’t assume children will be safe. Head teachers and teaching staff have a mammoth task ahead of them to mask sure children in their care are safe. The same goes for universities that are due back in October.

It is because the UK government have lifted restrictions that it is important to continue to mask up in shops and social distance in public spaces. When anything is used as a bargaining political tool, it is wrong.

31 Aug, 2021

2 thoughts on “Covid-19, Masking Up

  1. Yes, people should continue to mask up, but chances are they won’t because it isn’t mandatory anymore.

    I have concerns about what’s going to happen once school starts, as I’m sure even if children were to wear masks, they wouldn’t want to wear them all day.

    Also, they aren’t going to understand how important it is, because like so many others, they aren’t going to believe that it’s real because they can’t see it.

    Chances are this is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better! It is important to do what we need to do to stay safe.

    1. Thanks Randy. I agree people should continue to mask up. Yes, it is the physical barriers like masking up, that will keep us safe whilst we’re having to navigate our lives around the virus.

      It is also important to keep social distancing also. I hope more of us will continue. It’s not easy. It is only by us continuing to keep these measures in place that the virus can dissipate.

      I hope Governments will rethink these strategies and make these rules mandatory.

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