Diary of a Scuba Instructor in Glasgow, Scotland.
Today’s highlight was meeting my good pal Graeme and going for a nice walk in the rain round Kelvingrove Park.
I took it all very seriously – no hugs or handshakes (even though this was the first time I had seen him in over 6 months) and I didn’t go into any buildings.
We walked with at least a metre between us and I kept my hands in my pockets as much as possible. It’s quite a challenge to avoid touching anything at all!
The thing that gets me is that people think I’m doing this because I’m scared. That I’m taking it way too far and overreacting.
Honestly, I wish I had done it sooner.
I’m devastated for all the bars, restaurants, pubs, musicians and companies in the events and tourism industries because this will be the end for so many. They’re torn between staying open to save their livelihoods and closing to save lives, and that’s a sickening predicament to be in.
Without a definitive lockdown, and forced closure of establishments by the government, these businesses can expect no compensation from insurance companies and will be left to fail.
Please see this post on financial assistance during Covid-19 lockdown, for some up-to-date information.
Support your local business:
- leave positive reviews
- Facebook Pages
- share and like their social media
- order online
- order takeaways
- buy & send gift cards – check for online versions!
This situation will change, but let’s do everything we can to promote local businesses and protect our vulnerable citizens, while we can.