Charlotte’s Thoughts: July 19th

Freedom day is almost upon us!

Whether or not you agree with Bojo about lifting all restrictions on July 19th* it’s happening. The UK will be out of lockdown and Covid will be treated like the flu- get your vaccine but no more complaning.

For many people this news will be a huge sigh of relief, but take a moment to think about those who may not be as excited about it as you are.

Don’t forgot the people around you who aren’t 100% healthy.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m as excited for life to get back to normal as anyone! But for spoonies, people with autoimmunine diseases, people with cancer etc, July 19th could mark the start of a really scary time.

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We each have individual responsibility to look after the people around us. I know I’m one of the lucky ones in that my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome doesn’t seem to be autoimmune, but there are thousands of people around the UK whose immune systems may not be able to handle a case of Covid-19.

I’m not saying don’t go out and celebrate- far from it! I know that I will be seeing friends and partying as hard as my body will allow me (2 wines :P). All I’m asking is that if you know you are going to be in contact with somebody who has or has had an illness like cancer, or somebody with an autoimmune disease, that you be careful.

Maybe don’t go to the club the night before you’re seeing them? Take a test, get vaccinated and overall just be smart.

The government will no longer be enforcing the rules that can protect people like this, so it is up to us to protect each other.

Stay safe everyone!

Charlotte x

*As of 5/7/21 when this article was published July 19th as the date for lifting all restrictions is still pending.

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