Although I am in my late sixties, I like to get out sometimes for a walk and wear a mask and often gloves. I have avoided public transport since the first lockdown. I live in an area of Tier 2, rapidly moving towards Tier 3 in the UK.
Because I haven’t left home for over a week, I decided to go to a DIY store to look for a bathroom cabinet, more to get out of the house, than any need for furniture, as we are renting. The parking was free, so that was a plus point. My OH and I approached the store wearing masks. There was no sanitiser near the shopping baskets and OH picked one up that was wet and gooey. I had a new handbag and couldn’t find the sanitiser. We didn’t see any security guards and many customers weren’t wearing masks. They were accompanied by children running around (we had forgotten it’s half term). It was also a supermarket selling tinned goods and biscuits etc. We hurried through the food aisles and up the stairs to the flat pack furniture. They had some nice pieces but we couldn’t wait to leave as people weren’t social distancing. It was a relief to get back inside the car, remove the masks and use hand sanitiser. Come back online shopping, all is forgiven.