Weeknotes 30 (July – Aug ’20): Socially distanced kids

  • We had a limited return to in person taekwondo training this week, and taught outdoors on a 5-a-side football pitch. Keeping kids socially distant from each other is a bit of a nightmare. In Scotland and Wales the rules seem to be different, and more sensible, for children, and they aren’t expected to maintain distance. I obviously don’t know enough about the science of it, but it would be great if we could manage that in England. In any case, 3 hours of taekwondo outdoors is significantly easier than 2 hours of taekwondo over Zoom.
  • I don’t know how fact-based my anxieties are, but I have found myself cautious around people not wearing masks correctly when they should be wearing masks. In restaurants, a waiter seeming a bit casual with a mask feels like reason to not return. But also on the tube, where all sorts of people seem to be ignoring the mask requirement. On the basis that ‘my mask protects you, your mask protects me’, it makes me pretty annoyed. And far more reluctant to travel on public transport in London.
  • Been feeling pretty low all week. The pandemic. Ug.