Yesterday, I headed to my sister’s home to celebrate my nephew’s fourth birthday. A small get together with just family members, he enjoyed receiving another lot of gifts so soon after Christmas.
As I was most the way home I received a call from my housemate asking where I was, my immediate thoughts were there must be a good movie on with so few in recent times. Instead, she asked if I’d heard the news? Curious I replied “No! Why?” Her response came that the Premier had announced there’d been a COVID breach by someone who works in one of our hotels responsible for quarantining cases, as such regions of the state would go into a 5-day lockdown from 6pm.
Yikes! I now regretted not buying my food the day before not going to the chemist to buy medication, ever the procrastinator. I got to my local IGA only to see lines stretching around the block. At least I could just enter the chemist without issue, sadly no masks were available though.
I headed to a new IGA over by the ocean a suburb over, I figured it was less well known and I’d stand a better chance there. Thankfully, the lines were smaller and undercroft, but the wait to enter was over half an hour in 35 degree heat. Thankfully, by the time I got in I was able to get all I needed to carry me the five days.
Working from home
I feel very fortunate that last week I worked from home several days, including the day on which the infected individual actually visited my workplace. Sadly, people I work with and know have today had to get COVID tested and must wait to hear whether they’ve been exposed to the virulent UK strain of the virus. My fingers are crossed for all that none returns a positive test, that would just be terrible.
We’ve been so fortunate here in Perth, for so long we’ve been without community transmission until now whilst seeing other states endure breakouts. I hope we are smart and get atop this quickly so we can return to our lives once more. It is nice too to see concern for the health and mental health of the young guy, 20 years old I understand, who is at the centre of this.