Elderly time

Some shops give the elderly priority hours, but wondered it that could be go further and be reinforced with other measures. Say for 2 hours, on day one day a week, only the elderly are allowed to move around (excluding essential worker travels). Allow them to meet a friend outdoors. Or for some, indoors for a tea and a biscuit together, particular those living on there own who don't have family supporting them, I'm sure there would be plenty volunteers to help at the moment, and it could maybe be a a wee lifeline for some coffee shops. Keep seating with apart, but allow some chat. Provision them with some simple face masks, maybe some vit D supplements, nutrition and technology advice.

Why the contribution is important

I remember how down my late father got when not able to go out and meet up with friends when bad winter weather set in, and that was just for a week or so. A lot of them don't know how to use technology to make things easier just now. The elderly will likely have shorter lives still to live so it's harder for them to look in the future We can't just shut them away and allow them no life at all.

by Wulan19 on May 09, 2020 at 05:36PM

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  • Posted by FlufflyClouds3 May 09, 2020 at 19:23

    Your heart is in the right place, but this would be foolish. Elderly spread it around just as quickly as anyone else AND are least likely to be observing these measures anyway (just look out the window if you live somewhere with a fair bit of greenspace... yeah, you see it now?). And whilst you could argue they have every right to put their own health at risk, this is not about them. This is about everyone, including those who have no choice in the matter. Many disabled and chronically ill and immunocompromised people are already struggling to go get their groceries when it isn't crowded. Giving them even less hours all due to them not being elderly would just increase the death toll. They CAN'T provision them with face masks etc either, as even medical professionals barely have enough. We need to prioritise to those who need it.
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 09, 2020 at 19:56

    Non medical face mask, that everyone bar those working in high risk circumstance should wear. The are relatively simple to make. I don't see a lot of elderly about, they seem to respecting the rules as much as anyone, some of them not contact at all with the outside world.
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