Labour day weekend
Let’s start by stating the obvious, there are some people that just should not be left on their own to make any decisions.
So we are still trying to control the spread of a pandemic, and I’m hearing lots of excuses, the one that sticks out is “pandemic fatigue” which is an easy way of saying “I don’t want to follow the rules anymore”.
So this weekend one of the parks busybodys decided that having a group of twenty people spread over two sites would be a good way to try to circumvent the park rules. And no one is accusing the busy body of having any real understanding of the park rules, but it appears that just add a little alcohol and people just hear what they want to. And manage to twist everything to meet their immediate needs. But the biggest stumbling block is everyone idea of their bubble.
So what does (or at least what it should) your bubble look like … it is really pretty simple but because it doesn’t work for some people they seem to come up with their own ideas as to what it is … so this explains it. Because some of these people have a bubble at home, a bubble at work, a bubble at the park, a bubble for their golfing buds, so many bubbles it must be champagne … just saying
This excerpt is from the Ontario Ministry of Health web site …
Follow these steps to create a safe circle.
Step 1: Start with your current circle: anyone you live with or who regularly comes into your household
Be sure to include anyone that would come into regular close contact with you and the people you live with.
This may be:
- family members, including children
- your roommates
- another parent to your child(ren) that lives outside the home
- a babysitter or caregiver
If you add people outside of your household to your social circle, be sure to include anyone in their households as well. You may not see them often, but they would still be considered part of your current circle.
Remember that everyone in a household must be part of the same social circle.
Step 2: If under 10 people, you can add members to your social circle, including another household, family members or friends
As you add additional members, ask yourself:
- Do they live with or come into regular close contact with anyone else? You may never see them, but they would still be considered part of your social circle.
- What makes most sense for you or your household? That could include another household with similarly-aged children or family members that you want to spend more time with.
If you live alone, you may want to start with family members or other close friends. People may, or may not, choose to participate in a social circle depending on their unique circumstance, and risk of developing complications from COVID-19, for example people:
- over 70
- with compromised immune systems
- with underlying medical conditions
Remember that your social circle can include fewer than 10 people. It’s always best to start slow and safely add more members later.
Step 3: Get agreement from everyone that they will join the social circle
That means they agree to join only one circle, and physically distance with anyone outside the circle.
Essential workers can be part of a social circle, so long as the other members are aware of the risks and agree to them.
Step 4: Keep your social circle safe
To keep the people in your social circle safe:
- continue to follow public health advice, including frequent hand washing and sneezing and coughing into a sleeve
- continue to physically distance with anyone outside your circle by keeping two metres or six feet apart from them
If someone in your circle feels sick
They should immediately inform other members of the circle, self-isolate at home and not come into close contact with anyone, including other members of the circle.
They should also get tested.
Everyone else in the circle should closely monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 you should also be tested.
Step 5: Be true to your social circle
No one should be part of more than one circle.
So the next sign goes to this group that have broken almost every social distancing rule and has and continues to endanger everyone else in the park as they switch from bubble to bubble … 😡 because it fits the present social occasion.
The next sign go to all the dog 💩 owners that don’t think they have to clean up after their pet. Here in the park and every where else, the dog walkers in Fonthill come to mind as well.
And the last sign goes to all the slobs that think some one else should pick up after them. NEWS FLASH: your mommy doesn’t work here so pick up after yourself, and teach your offspring that as well, no body here wants to pick up your garbage!
For those of you that are puzzled by the “here’s your sign” it was part of Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy routine in which he felt that all the stupid people should have a sign so that they could be avoided, you know like a pothole sign. So you could slow down and avoid any unnecessary damage to your day. And there have been a lot of very deserving recipients in the last few weeks, and with the last long weekend of the summer I felt it was a great time to give some the recognition that they have so rightfully earned.