pwa wrote:We are out for a walk later. My slight chest complaint from yesterday has faded and with the lack of a fever or constant cough I am declaring it "not a big concern", whilst keeping up the distancing. So we will be walking on lanes and public footpaths across fields, carefully avoiding the few local paths where distancing is difficult due to hedges on either side. Paths across fields allow us to go as wide as necessary if we meet others, though we may have to wait if we get to stiles at the same time as others. And if we touch any surfaces the hand sanitiser will be out.
We've got a public footpath running through our garden, with gates at either end, that makes up part of a circular route around our village.
We don't normally walk that route (choosing another one) and it's usually a couple of local dog-walkers a day using it.
Since the "lockdown" we've had around a dozen or so visitors (singles, paris and families).
A couple of days ago we decided to do it ourselves for a change and Mrs.Copy (being an ex-ITU nurse specialising in infection control) took some wipes with us to use on the five gates encountered.
Yesterday, we were out in the garden for most of the day and she noticed that not one of the twenty or so people using our gates used a wipe of any kind, or even wore gloves. I know the chances of any of them (for now) are slim of them being infected, but it does make one wonder how people are dealing (or not) with the situation. Hopefully they all had a good hand-washing session when they got home.
Edit: sorry, a bit off topic, as no-one was riding a bike on the footpaths.