I visited a friend on Wednesday, she told me she hasn't been out of the house since the start of the pandemic (apart from 2 trips to hospital in an ambulance). She doesn't even like to
go out into the garden. She does have health problems and was shielding during the pandemic.
I offered to take her out in the car on Saturday, nothing too exciting, just a short ride so she could see that there's still a world out there that doesn't consist of ambulances and people in NHS uniform. She's also under the impression that the shops are still quite empty and everyone's still wearing a mask.
She contacted me last night to say she couldn't go, she hadn't slept for 2 nights worrying about going out. We cancelled the trip because I wasn't going to force her to go.
I really don't know what, if anything, I can do for her.
Does anyone know of other people in this situation? I assume I just leave her until she's ready to go out, if she ever is. Any advice please?
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