If I understand correctly, the rules being brought in on 4th July will remain until there is a vaccine, which is unlikely to be before the end of this year and probably longer.
My immediate, and selfish concern, is that it means my local Parkinson’s UK group will not be able to resume any of its normal activities, most importantly the physiotherapist led exercise classes, but also other exercise and social activities, such as the boxing and the coffee mornings.
The exercise class is now on Zoom. It is a big success, as is our movement to music teacher’s dance class, but not all of our members have either the computer skills or equipment to join in. I really miss the direct contact with the other members. That contact in itself helped me keep motivated. I find some of our members inspirational because of their positive attitude and courage with which they deal with the disease. It inspires me to remain positive and provide a good example myself. It is a real bummer that we can’t go back to it.