September 10, 2020

What Will Happen If The UK Goes Into A Second Lockdown?

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The end of the Lockdown has seen over-desperate families eagerly flocking to either their favourite national parks or familiar outside spaces. BBQs with close friends and families had become no longer marked plans on a calendar and holidays were once again in full swing – Well, almost!

Normality had suddenly returned, right?

Woman with arms spread wide on the beach

 

Photo by Fuu J on Unsplash

Wrong! Within the last few weeks of our freedom (our glorious, glorious freedom!) it has become severely apparent that not everyone has been sticking to the governments’ safety guidelines. Unfortunately, as a result, the UK has seen restrictions once again being slightly tightened by imposing the ‘Rule of Six’ – a rule which will take place this Monday 14th September 2020 and states; gatherings of more than six people will once again become illegal with the ‘ne’er-do-wells’ facing fines of £100 and double thereafter each time, seeing repeat offenders paying up to a total of £3,200!

I don’t know about you, but that’s a ‘money load’ of chances…. Isn’t it?

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So what is going to happen if they decide to lock us down again?

Just hazarding a guess, I would say overall the nation will not be as ‘compliant’ this time around as we have all (myself included) had a taste of what it’s like to loose something that we hold dearly to us; socialisation. 

Also, I think it’s important to recognise..

Over the past month’s COVID-19 has seen the country face a major spike in mental health cases, with some degrees verging towards severe in especially young adults and women, who have been hit the hardest.

There are articles out there to help with these struggles.

It’s hard isn’t it, the unknown? – No, I’m not talking Frozen..

From here on, it’s crucial to keep informed with what the ‘head honchos’ are saying, follow our Boris’ articles, but while you’re doing so, remember to treasure every moment; however small or insignificant it may seem at the time. Because as I am sure you’re all aware by now, to no longer have this option and be stuck in ‘proverbial limbo’ (courtesy of those who do not respect these values) is not fun.

Hypothetically, if we did go back into Lockdown, how long would this one last? 

I’m not sure.. But from the country’s previous experience, it could be anywhere from a few weeks to many, many months. So, treasure everything and every time you have.

Never take for granted a moment, because as we’ve seen in the past, you never know when it’ll be your last – At least for a while..

However, these are only my personal thoughts and feelings, I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks about the situation, feel free to let me know your thoughts!

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