We’ve been asking Wye Life readers what life is like under the government imposed Covid-19 lockdown. Here we chat to Doug Wrenn from Bartestree, Hereford.
What do you do for a living?
Company director (www.whax.co.uk) and entrepreneur.
Can you work? Are you having to work right now?
Yes, I can. You don’t get things out of life if you don’t put into life.
If you are staying at home, what are you doing to keep yourself occupied? How are you coping?
Working hard keeping focused on the business.
Do you find the situation stressful?
No, not really. We’re having to adapt and as long as we do what we’re advised to do, we should be fine.
What are your overall thoughts about the pandemic?
I think it is truly terrible that such a thing has hit the world so hard and our sympathy goes out to all those affected. There has, however, been a clear and visible rally of people to be nice, thoughtful, set aside petty differences and be more appreciative of the little things in life; which, with the way the world has now become, I think is great. Just think of the family time, moments together and memories made, as well as the goodwill and compassion from everyone.
Do you have older family members? Are they reliant on you for anything?
No. Thankfully, it’s not an issue.
How do you think this pandemic will change us when things calm down (for better or for worse)?
Hopefully for the better. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a society that was less focused on things that don’t really matter in life. I hope people appreciate each other more, support each other more and value the time that we have with those around us more after this nightmare is over.
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