It’s only 1.30pm and today’s numbers haven’t been announced yet. If they come through as I’m writing this I’ll add them at the end.
There is a bit of anxiety that we are at a key stage right now. The rate of new infections is slowing but it is not slow enough to justify ending the lockdown. If people start to relax there is a real danger that a second wave could hit which could be just as bad, if not worse, than the first.
Boris Johnson has returned to work today and is reinforcing this message. He really seems to be very focused on the health of the population and saving lives, as opposed to rescuing the economy, unlike other government ministers.
Germany has followed the USA’s lead and made the wearing of masks mandatory. We don’t seem to have decided whether or not this is a good idea.
New Zealand have announced that they have currently eliminated the virus and are easing lockdown restrictions.
Italy and Spain have also started to cautiously lift carefully selected small restrictions.
Furloughed workers have been asked to consider taking work as fruit pickers due to a shortage of migrant labour as a result of the virus. Good luck with that!
The New Way of Life
We watched a lovely film last night on the BBC iPlayer; Victoria and Abdul. Would definitely recommend.
Anyway, its Monday morning, first day of week 7. Today we’ve been thinking about the state of our brand new business, Key Ways Consulting, in The Time of Covid.
Our work has all but dried up. We still have some outgoings but currently have no income so we needed to have a think about what to do. Don’t get me wrong, we’re ok at the moment, but we just need to think ahead a little bit.
So, I’ve shared our Mindfulness post on social media this morning, to remind people that we are still here and still working.
We’ve also decided to run an Insights Discovery Personal Effectiveness (Virtual) Seminar in May, and I’ve put together a little promotional piece on that. When K has put it on the website, I’ll share that on social media too. Fingers crossed!