There has been a list given of people known as key workers during the corona virus. Some have complained its too long, I think it just shows how many people are key to keep the country going. I am a carer at a care community for adults with additional needs and learning delays. I will be working until either this ends or I get ill from it. I am not the only one by a very long way .
I am writing this from a number of standpoints, not only as a designated key worker. In my job I care for a number of vulnerable adults who are now in lock down in their private community. Luckily they have enclosed gardens and space to move around. If one of them gets ill within one of the households they will all need to stay indoors together. That means people with severe learning delay and autism among other things will be kept together.
With so many facing lock down at the moment, with or without others I thought I would update something I wrote a while back.
This is a very personal piece and please read it but don't take anything I say for granted without checking and choose your own precautions.
This is subtitled indoor version because when I started thinking about this everyone could still go outside. Now we are more restricted I have made this the version for indoors and will do an outside version when we can roam freely again.
At the moment with my mental health so bad this worldwide lockdown and virus hasn't really registered to highly with me. its more something to add to the growing list of crap going on around me. Also as a support worker for disabled adults I cant really lock down anyway unless I get ill. I have to make choices on how to keep going for the people that need me in more or less one piece.