A place to chat ‘one to one’ with other Silversurfers community members. If you wish you can add other members to your chat for a lively discussion amongst the safe environment of the Silversurfers community.
A place where, if you are self-isolating due to worries about Coronavirus, or if indeed you have contracted the virus, you can stay in touch with our community, to tell us how you are coping, share your experience and perhaps lessen your feeling of isolation
Hello, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary.
I have three adult children but right now can't see them and it tears you up.
So I thought it would be good to find others in this strange time and chat.
I live in Kent and have lovely walks around me which go on but sadly both my doggies passed away last year and does anyone here walk alone and get funny looks?
Nevertheless, I do walk but have to be careful not to be social! Just a wave and a smile.
So many of us say 'there is never enough time in the day' or 'It's crazy how fast time flies' - we will all now find that we have more time on our hands than usual - how will you be spending your time over the coming weeks?
Over the last few months I have had an overwhelming feeling of wanting to move away. Somewhere close to the sea, countryside and open space.
I feel hemmed in closer to London. I love walking but have felt unable to go far during this pandemic.
Although this move is not something I would have thought of doing before, the thought of it makes me feel happy during difficult times.
I do have a job I love with a great company but since the virus I am not sure that is enough.
I know the restrictions on life now will be the same everywhere and there are lots of things to consider.
Really just wondering if anyone else has felt the same?
A new study from Hong Kong has said that face masks can slow the rate of infection among people. I would have thought this was absolutely obvious.
What on earth is the UK government doing to get them to the NHS? I despair of this country sometimes even though I love it so much.
We cannot organise a pissup in a brewery!
Look at South Korea they seem to have the whole epidemic sorted while our politicians blather on like headless chickens!
JUST GET THE FACEMASKS FOR NHS STAFF PRONTISIMO!!!!
I am quite worried about this. I think the Chinese have done an excellent job at containing it but I do worry it will spread to poorer countries which will find it difficult to control and will struggle to have lockdowns like China has done.
Are you worried? Will you have to alter your travel plans? Has it made you nervous about travelling?
Coronavirus is constantly in the news, and there is much uncertainty about how far and wide it will spread.
Many of us have travel plans in the near future and perhaps the Far East is/was on our agenda.
Have you got any holidays booked to the Far East? Are you now wishing to change your plans? What are your views?
We are worried about Self Isolation - I have a number of questions?
How do you get shopping-what about going to the doctors?
How do we get essentials?
None of these have been covered by Boris and his friends.
They should put up a website that tells us older folk what we should be doing.
What happens if I get a home delivery?...should I then wash my hands as the deliverer may have Coronavirus?
The questions go on and on
We've been hearing reports that people are having problems accessing their usual online grocery shop, either due to over demand or IT issues. We've also been told that some supermarkets are not allowing anyone else to register, so if you are not already an existing customer with an online account and you are self-isolating, then it may be even more difficult for you to get groceries.
Are you finding similar problems?
If so, please share how you are getting around this. Any tips from our Silversurfers community would be very much appreciated.