I returned home from Sydney with a slight cold - pretty much gone now - but this little voice inside me said, "Was the wonderful walk around Iron Cove last Saturday, my last genuine exercise and as an appeasement for DNSing the Sprint Champs (in protest I might add) worth getting sick for? I knew I was in a very very small probability for contact but still the nagging voice.
Yes, you don't want to be the cause of another's demise. I got to a bridge today, where an elderly group was chatting in the middle. I said 'How am l supposed to get through there?' To which they replied that l'd have take my chances. The problem was, l was worried about them catching sonething off me, rather than the other way.
If you all hold your breath when passing, then it should be ok (transmitted by droplets rather than airborne)
On my Iron Cove Walk I was holding my breath every time I "encountered" someone going the opposite way, and looked sideways too.
Just cough a few times and they will get out of the way.
All the runners in the parks here are giving each other a wide berth. Then when I go for a walk with Glenda in the afternoon the streets are so empty that it is easy to avoid other people on the footpath. Technically under the rules here I shouldn't really go for the walk with Glenda because I have been for been for a run in the morning. My excuse is that I am accompanying Glenda as she recovers from her broken ankle.
Lol phatmax, it took until the last sentence to work out that Glenda was a person not a dog! Apologies to Glenda.
Phatmax - it must be a bit scary being in London at the moment (l think that is where you are). Hopefully, things will get better from now on, although it looks as though your fearless leader now has it. Another 'super spreader' no doubt.
He's not going to stop shaking hands though.
In some ways I feel better off here than back in Melbourne. At least here there is one set of rules for the whole country, and they are pretty unambiguous. No none sense about hairdressers being open etc. Even bottle shops are not considered essential enough to be exempt from closure. They stuffed up on a couple of things. Such as patronage on the tube halved so the services were cut, and then the government complained that people were crowding onto the remaining trains. They are now working to rectify that, but overall I get the impression of a more coherent leadership.