A case was confirmed at Wythenshaw hospital the same evening Kate and I were visiting her brother after a minor op, so we’re keeping an eye on each other for flu syptoms.
Another case was confirmed not far away in Rochdale as well, so cases are creeping closer to home.
Had my dad around this morning, he’d come from Tesco where the person in front of him tried to buy all of the UHT milk and was told to get real. While my dad was being served he overheard a chat between his till and the next talking about word that they were supposed to be closing for lunch time. Not sure if it was just that store or if was more than idle gossip though.
My dad was also telling me he’d been up to the Lakes over the weekend and three people from Eccles had been there for the weekend and bought every scrap of toilet paper in the local coop before they left.
Kate went on to Amazon earlier to check on the toilet roll situation out of curiosity and there are people selling the multipacks for £75 and up.
I took MarvelousMiT’s idea from his facebook post about making your own hand sanitizer thinking I’d grab some of the raw ingredients now just in case it gets really mental further down the line and we need some. Nope: Literally as I’m adding stuff to basket they’re going out of stock. I tried a few chemical wholesale companies as well and the ones I’ve tried are listed out of stock. Settled for a pack of Dettol soap.
For any one that is interested and might be able to get hold of the ingredients, this is the recipe for the hand gel I was going to use:
- 2/3 cup 99% rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
- 1/3 cup 100% pure aloe vera gel
- Optional: 8-10 drops essential oil for smell
Basically just combine well and then store in a resealable bottle.
Also something that occurred to me when I was taking my morning meds was to check on my supply. Thankfully my last batch will last me for a good long while but I thought I’d give people a nudge to check their supplies of any essential medication just incase you’re getting close to the end of your script and could do with picking some more up sooner rather than later. I’m not sure how this will affect GP surgery hours but on the off-chance they close for a while further down the line it might be worth sorting meds out now.
Edit: Also BoJohn is apparently in a COBRA meeting right now discussing if schools should be shut for a while.