Well, today we have had further clarified information on what we can and can’t do during our lockdown. It came from some body within the police (can’t remember its name but it is over all the police forces in our country) and it made it clear that the police had to be reasonable and not be heavy handed, like telling people they are not allowed to sit in their own gardens and telling them to go indoors. It was stated that it is O.K. to drive your car a short distance to your permitted exercise.
Now, we were missing out on leavng our house as we can’t walk and, with me being blind I cannot even ride around in my power chair. So we had been stuck inside our house going stir crazy. Literally. We used to go out for a drive each afternoon to relieve the boredom and the tension. But not now. It was not oermitted. It was not classed as exercise even though it was mental exercise.
Then, today, after three weeks of nearly going mad, we read that it was O.K. to drive to your exercise. Soooo, we decided that in future we could drive to some place that is quiet and safe, and I could use my power chair there, as my exercise. My husband pushes his own arms around to push his wheels round so that is DEFINITELY exercise for him.
Brilliant! They cannot stop us doing that, surely, though it is not walking, cycling or running.
Anyway, we are going to try it. We will never survive this lockdown if we cannot get out at all. And if we go where there are no other people for me to run into, we should be O.K. So watch out. Here we come!
As a P.S. the rules are mad though. You are permitted to sit down on your walk and have a picnic but you are not permitted to sit down on a park bench for a breather if you are tired.