Is It Time To Mask Up Or?
On the 24th July, so next Friday now – new legislation in the UK means the wearing of face masks will become mandatory in shops – as in it will become law – no choice – you have to do it. Failure to comply will result in a £100 fine for non-compliance and will be enforced by the police as well as staff in the shops themselves.
Ok, if that is what must be done – then l for one will comply – l mean after all – face masks are there to help us … right? We all know that face masks are not a 100% deterrent – but anything is better than nothing! The wearing of face masks has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
I read an article yesterday that suggested the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation or better known as those born between the years of 1946 – 1964 are ‘appalled’ at the prospect of wearing a mask despite it protecting others and themselves? I found the article quite odd …… because l have seen here in Sandwich for example not just one generation age reluctant to wear masks but several stretched right across the lines of ageing. Teenagers, young adults, adults as well as middle aged and the elderly.
Only tonight whilst helping Suze load up the car in the car park, a ten minute walk from the house and we were having to use that because all the space outside the house were filled with people either out for dinner or visiting pubs for a drink.
In the times l was out today l perhaps saw 300 people from 7am – 8pm and of that figure l would say l saw 3% wearing masks. Tonight whilst walking back from the car park l saw maybe forty people standing outside the pub on account of the climate being so muggy, no social distance was maintained and the average age l would say 27 … of the forty – there were no masks being worn.
In America l think there are well over twenty states that require the wearing of masks when merely out in public not just the shops ……….. and of course we all know that both the USA and the UK since the lockdowns have been reduced there have been fresh spikes of cases.
Now the question is actually two fold aboout masks … with a twist.
1] Are you currently wearing face masks when you go out into public wherever you are in the world and 2] what type of masks are you wearing? [As in practical or stylish?]
Also – how do you feel about the wearing of masks? Do you see it as a protection or an infringement on your civil rights?
Let Me Know Below – Cheers Rory