My daugher, now 6, understands what’s going on with the coronavirus pandemic pretty well. We’ve always tried to talk to her about it as honestly as possible (trying not to terrify her in the process). We also have the radio on a lot of the time, so she hears the news updates in any case, so would be hard to keep it from her even … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 21st May – The Young One
Today we received the email we had been waiting for from our daughter’s school, setting out their specific plans for returning children. Year 6 and Year 1 only (which includes our daughter) will be returning from Tuesday 2nd June. I had honestly expected they would start with Year 6 only and build up from there, so was a little surprised, and now we have a … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 20th May – Decisions
A day of thinking about school today. Firstly Leeds City Council put out a statement on returning to school, making very clear that they would only be allowing more pupils to return to schools when it was safe to do so, which will be judged on a school by school basis. It provides us with no certainty as to when our daughter will return to … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 19th May – Education
Two months today since I started keeping this diary. In that first entry I wrote “Will write again tomorrow, and for however long it takes for some semblance of normality to return” Two months in, and are we any closer to that? Certainly, there have been small signs that some elements of ‘normal life’ returning, indeed earlier than we would like in some cases. More people … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 18th May – How Long?
A fairly uneventful day today, in which I was thankful for my relative good fortune in this pandemic. Compared to key workers, people who have lost their jobs, people who have lost loved ones, people struggling with their mental health, I have been very lucky. Which is not to say that there won’t be health or financial implications to come for me, but for now, … Continue reading COVID-19 Diary – 17th May – Trapped