Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 :Returning to work?

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Hello everyone, I haven't been on in a while, but I was wondering what everyone is doing about the end of the lockdown? I work in the hospitality industry that is due to reopen in England on the 1st and I'm not sure what to do about it. I'm worried that it's too early and that we may all be putting ourselves at risk. Thoughts?

Beginning of the discussion - 19/05/2020

Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 :Returning to work?

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@Penelope3 Hello Penelope3, thank you for starting this discussion. I think many of our members may be wondering the same thing. Let me tag some others who may be able to share their thoughts and advice on this.

Hello all, I hope you're doing well! How are you handling things as we approach a possible end to the COVID-19 lockdown? Will you be going back to work starting June 1? Is your part of the UK extending the lockdown? What are your plans? Feel free to share with us here!

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Take care,

Courtney

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I also work in the hospitality trade I can't wait to go back I'm not even considering covid 19

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I am back at my work. I went back last week but not my normal job i'm just in myself doing cleaning to keep me sane and get my full wage. I work in my local chip shop. My boss has got screens up, gloves and shield masks. I said we should keep the screens up at the end of this covid_19 for our own safety if anything was to hit again we are prepared. He agreed and said he is going to keep the screens etc in place. 

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I work for 2 companies - 1 has tech that cleans the air of pathogens, air pollutants and CO2. We spent 4 years developing it, there is nothing like it, and we are aiming to get it into widespread use at a socially acceptable cost (ie affordable by all) to keep our homes safe, help people get back work safely, open public and commercial transport too.  It's really great to be at the front in trying to bring some normality back to our lives. The other Co set up to help rail access hand sanitiser by taking a gin distillery out of furlough to produce it, but which has since developed a supplychain and partners sourcing only bina fide PPE for the UK. We set ourselves up to disrupt profiteering by having an open book on what we pay for products, so our small margin can be easily seen by customers. We are about to launch a sanitization service that uses people trained to City and Guilds/IOSH certified courses so we do the job efficiently and use as little product as is needed.  Again with open book our prices work out at least 50% lower than the cheapest competitor and we are using a fully certificated 30 day product.  We are also working on bringing in a 90 day product new to the UK/EU market. 

I love looking after governance for both cos, wfh really suits me and I have absolutely no plans of going anywhere unless our tech is protecting the place because as a diabetic, I know I am at risk.

Stay safe everyone, my post is meant to give you some comfort that our of this crisis is some real good 💕

Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 :Returning to work?

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Hello everyone, thank you for your comments!

@Mulligankaren‍ I'm glad to hear that your boss has put some protective measures in place! I wonder if the protective changes we're making now in the way we shop or eat at restaurants and takeaways will last and become the "new normal" in the future? It will be interesting to see for sure.

@Dibbydoos‍ Wow thank you for sharing, that sounds fascinating! Thank you for what you're doing to keep us breathing fresh air and feeling safe! Let us know how it goes as things progress!

Take care,

Courtney

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@Mandyd I completely understand. I'm going mad at home. But at the same time I'm worried since we deal with so many people who come from all over the place and who knows if they've been following the guidance and staying inside and washing hands, etc. I haven't been able to get a straight answer from my boss, do you know if they're putting any protective measures in place where you work?

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Yes they are we can use masks and gloves if we want and the place is covered with hand sanittizer

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Peripheral arterial disease. I would like to talk to others with the same condition

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@astro123 Hello astro123, thank you for your comment. I'd suggest that you open a discussion on this in our group dedicated to cardiovascular conditions. There may be other members with it in that group, as this group is for Type 1 diabetes. emoticon bashful

I'll link it here: Living with cardiovascular diseases

Take care,
Courtney

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