- Mar 27, 2015
12 weeks! That's a long time. I hope you don't have to do it too but we also want you to stay safe. The authorities haven't started isolating at risk people here yet. The longest I've heard requested is 14 days for people who may have been exposed to the virus (cruise passengers, etc.). I live near beaches and we have had the same issues with clueless people here. Last week in my County electronic signs were put up on the two main roads leading to the beaches. The signs announced the beaches were closed but from what I understand some groups are ignoring them. I mainly worry about the airborne droplets. We're told not to wear a mask if we are not sick but what if someone who is sick coughs or sneezes near us at the grocery store? Not that I have a mask but sometimes I wish I had some of them!The trouble is too many people are utterly ignoring the "stay clear" warning. There were LOTS of people about in the countryside at the weekend as well as on the beaches, and well within a metre of each other. All it takes is one carrier. People considered "at risk" will get a letter this week and are expected to self isolate totally for 12 weeks. It's not a legal requirement yet, but if too many people ignore the advice it will be.
It doesn't need to be on a surface; don't forget this is an airborne virus.