How safe are we?

by | 10 June 2021 | Retford, Support Group

Professor Tim Spector, the epidemiologist of King’s College, London, said in early May that two fully vaccinated Britons face only a very tiny chance of catching COVID if they meet indoors. He put it at one chance in 400,000! Compare this to a one chance in 15,300 of getting struck by lightning sometime in your life, which are the odds the National Weather Service gives us, and I think we should be feeling pretty confident about visiting one another at home as soon as it’s legal. For those fully vaccinated people unfortunate enough to catch COVID, the effects are not likely to be life threatening.
Do visit your relatives and friends as soon as you can and if you are caring for someone with dementia who has become reluctant to go out, try to get friends or relatives to visit you. Make it a short friendly visit to start with and give plenty of warning of what is going to happen making it as positive an experience as possible so, hopefully the person you are looking after will view the possibility of a repeat or return visit with pleasurable anticipation.
The Wednesday Group is still working to get meetings back on track but is dependent on the availability of premises. If you’re interested in joining either as a member or volunteer, watch this space!
If you care for someone with dementia or you yourself have a diagnosis, you may find help through the Wednesday Group or the Carers’ Group. For more information about either group contact Jan on 01777 709974 or email janwilliamson133@gmail.com.