So this week is the start of the pre-9 am embargo on my card, and face
I usually do my weekly shopping on Tuesday, I left home at 8:55 so as not to
Got to the stop at 8:58 just as a bus was arriving, but as it was going one
stop short of my destination I let it go. But I needn't have bothered
because it was one that had yet to be converted to accepting payment and I
would have got a "free" ride.
Nevertheless, I waited 3 minutes for the next bus number, and touched my
card to "pay"
There are signs at the entrance telling you that masks are required
Some people were wearing masks at the stop, some not, but everyone was
wearing them on the bus.
Boy, does wearing a mask steam up your glasses. I had to take mine off -
glasses that is.
FWIW, none of the shops that were open in the high street had queues at this
Come lunchtime I had to make my trip to the Hospital.
As I haven't got out much recently, I decided to walk to the main line
station. This is the first time that I have been there to catch a train
The side entrance that I would normally used is no longer - it is exit only.
So I had to walk round to the main entrance where there are barriers up to
organise a queuing system. No idea whether there is ever enough people such
that this is needed.
Again some passengers on the platform had their masks on, some not. As per
the above, I had to keep mine off otherwise I couldn't read the next train
Train was about 10% full, none of the seats were marked out of use. Pax
were left to make their own mind up as to where they should sit.
Everybody was masked up
In neither direction did I see "helpers" telling people to wear masks or
anybody giving them out to pax who had forgotten them
The hospital appt was a bust, they had cancelled it without telling me.