This morning the boys are down with sickness. Both have a slight temperature but no fever and general malaise. One has an upset stomach and the other a sore throat. Clearly a bug of some sort but who knows if it is the dreaded virus? That is one of the problems in the chaos of the present day; all and any sickness triggers alarm and you don’t know how seriously to take even mild symptoms.
Out of consideration to others, and given the advice of the government, we must obviously now quarantine the family for 14 days. I must admit that, not feeling sick myself, this is rather frustrating. But that is a small price to pay if it means other people are protected and saved. Please do take very seriously indeed the need to isolate at any and all signs of sickness. The exponential growth of the virus means over caution is key in saving lives.
Fortunately Fr. Nicholas is able to say mass this morning in church and open up the doors for those who want to pray. He will continue to do this when able whilst I am isolating. There may, however, be days when the church is not open and for that we apologise. Till then let us continue to pray for one another, to help those who are sick and to ensure we minimise the threat by listening to advice. These are strange times but we will get through them.