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Dear Son Not Understanding Covid Hygiene

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Alexa Fri 30-Oct-20 11:40:34

He thinks he does though. Yesterday he was kind enough to drive me in his lovely car to my dental appointment. I suspected he would not wear a mask in the car, and I wore two one on top or the other to try to protect myself.

I think he would obey the rule about masking on public transport. I have given up trying to explain to covid hygiene and theory to him . I remind myself it is easier for me to understand as I was trained in infection control.

For the great majority of people covid hygiene and theory is a novel experience .

Gwyneth Fri 30-Oct-20 11:43:52

I wouldn’t exactly say it was a novel experience currently as it’s been going on since March!

SilentGames Fri 30-Oct-20 11:46:02

We did eat out yesterday for a treat with all the social distancing in place and not allowing you to go to to the bar. What shocked me was the amount of people who think it’s okay to put their face masks on their table! I did request the tables should be disinfected or better still tell them to put them in their pocket. Not sure we will visit again but it may be everywhere

Sparklefizz Fri 30-Oct-20 11:46:22

My son will be driving me to the dentist for an extraction in December, and I will expect him to wear a mask and be happy for me to sit in the back, wearing my own mask, and with all the windows open.

Jane10 Fri 30-Oct-20 11:46:56

Re yours DS Covid hygiene is not exactly difficult!!

Sparklefizz Fri 30-Oct-20 11:47:13

SilentGames The figures are out today showing that Covid numbers rose significantly after the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

Toadinthehole Fri 30-Oct-20 11:50:08

He’s probably just thinking you’re his mum, it’s ok, you’re not strangers, like in a taxi for example. I’ve probably let myself slip like that without realising. It’s easy when it’s strangers. Perhaps you should ‘dress’ him in his mask, like you would have done when he was small🤔

Alegrias2 Fri 30-Oct-20 11:52:03

I think you are right OP. I have missed going to my dance class this year. Someone told me it would be safe enough because there would be hand sanitiser available for everyone. I was more worried about being in a confined room with a dozen other middle aged ladies, all breathing heavily!

Nannan2 Fri 30-Oct-20 12:06:30

My son is total opposite- but hes got OCD so i expected nothing less.we do live in same house but still he dons his mask, latex gloves then his other adidas gloves on top! Opens window too a bit and often hes not even getting out of car as he waits for me at hosp appt for example! My other son 17 wore 2 masks together at college and wore normal gloves to use computers, just in case.Rest of time washed/ sanitised his hands.etc.but still picked up a flu bug or something which made him very poorly after only attending 3days! (Wasn't covid though as got a test) so some do understand the rules.As do most of their peers in uni/college Not all the younger ones are to blame for spreading it.

Nannan2 Fri 30-Oct-20 12:11:47

Also older son stopped going back to gym as he noticed not everyone (all mostly older than he) was wiping/sanitizing equipment before/after use and staff were using same paper towel roll to wipe down all the equipment instead of new piece for each then discarding it.

Alexa Fri 30-Oct-20 12:15:10

ToadintheHole, I think you, are right. My son and I do meet indoors about twice week for three hours when he comes to help me. I find we become a little careless, for instance if he shows me photos on hiss mobile phone.
I may be mistaken, but I think exposure to covid virus relates partly to the duration of the exposure to any carrier.

Lollin Fri 30-Oct-20 14:03:50

Alexa as you trained in infection control can I ask if wearing two masks would really help guard you against others not wearing a mask or did you wear two just because you felt it was the only thing you could try to help protect yourself?

silentgames can I ask where you put your mask and if you then felt ut was okay to put the same one back in afterwards? I only ask because sometimes when putting my own away it can get awkward handling and getting caught or contaminating other things. I thought they disinfected tables and seats in between diners

Floradora9 Fri 30-Oct-20 16:45:37

I heard to-day of a friend who accepted a lift from her son and had a policeman at her door by afternoon telling her off .

GrannyGravy13 Fri 30-Oct-20 17:14:16


I heard to-day of a friend who accepted a lift from her son and had a policeman at her door by afternoon telling her off .

Perhaps the police force should be preventing the demonstration today outside the French Embassy, or the huge street parties last night in Nottingham.

To reprimand a mother for going in her sons car is verging on ridiculous. We do not know the reason for the journey!

welbeck Fri 30-Oct-20 17:40:40

is it really a treat to eat out at the moment.
you are dependent on the operators to do everything correctly, like wiping tables. you can't be sure they are doing it all properly every time. i would not put myself in that position.
masks should not be put in pockets or on tables, chairs.
they should be stowed in a clean zip-loc bag. zipped.

lemongrove Fri 30-Oct-20 18:14:03


I heard to-day of a friend who accepted a lift from her son and had a policeman at her door by afternoon telling her off .

This is highly unlikely.

M0nica Sat 31-Oct-20 17:29:48

lemongrove I was thinking just that. She may have been in a bubble with him, which means there wasn't a problem. And how could the policeman locate who she was and where she lived if she was in DS's car, unless he told them. confused