The pandemic

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How is it going in your country as regards COVID-19? Are you returning to the workplace soon? Vaccinated? How does it feel?

Here in Sweden we have not had a lockdown but we have had restrictions. Now that more and more people are vaccinated, the powers that be are slowly phasing out the different limitations under which we have been living.

  • now there is no specific number of customers allowed in a shop. The only caveat is that crowding is not allowed. That’s good for shops that were previously only allowed 1 customer at a time!
  • gatherings are now allowed to be much bigger
  • movie theatres are open
  • there is no face mask recommendation on public transport
  • and in about a month, more and more people will be able to go back to work.

I do hope that the plexiglass screens and disinfectant dispensers in shops will remain, and that we will remember to frequently wash our hands. I also hope that employers will allow their staff to work from home some of the time if they so wish, and if it is possible. If the pandemic has shown us anything, it has shown that we are able to work from home, and sometimes more effectively than at the office.

I have a feeling that covid will be with us for a long long time, but I hope the isolation and chaos of the early days and the second wave will never ever happen again.

I was wondering if one day museums will display vaccination certificates, face masks, COVID-related store signage, rolls of toilet paper and hand disinfectant?

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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