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Thursday, 27 January 2022

Some concerns

 Whilst I am very much looking forward to seeing my sister tomorrow, I do have some concerns about the whole trip, the journey up there and back being one of them, as I've mentioned.

We're staying overnight in a budget hotel - we've not stayed in a hotel since the last time we went up there, 2 years ago, just before the start of Covid restrictions.  I am a bit concerned about the standard of cleaning and the amount of people there may possibly be in the hotel.  All I can do is take some antiseptic wipes to clean surfaces, if I'm at all worried about whether the room has been properly sanitised, and wear masks/keep our distance in public areas of the hotel.

I will enjoy seeing my sister - and having a big hug with her.  She doesn't go out much, as she herself has underlying health issues and is very careful.  I'll also enjoy seeing her son and daughter and their partners, as it's been longer than 2 years since I saw them.  However, they're all young people, in their late 20s/early 30s and, unlike my sister, they all go out to work and socialise.  At least one of them has had Covid (sister's son had it during the first year of Covid) and they're all vaccinated, but it seems there's no guarantee that you can't catch it again, or if you've been jabbed, although if you do it does seem to be a milder infection.  So I am a bit concerned all the same.  Thing is, we're a very 'huggy' family, so everyone is going to want to hug - even me!

I'm sure it will all be fine (fingers crossed), they wouldn't be seeing us if they weren't sure they didn't have the infection, and husband and I will test again (our tests this morning were clear) when we're back home.

I'm probably worrying over nothing, but that's me all over.

12 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break. I'm sure it's going to be great. X

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  2. We've stayed in hotels during Covid (when things eased up last year), and no problems. Everywhere was thoroughly clean, and the staff all maintained distancing. So, please don't worry. I know things have allegedly fully opened up now, but I think many people are still being cautious. Hotels won't want the bad publicity of guests or staff catching Covid, so I suspect many still encourage masks, distancing etc. I'm sure all will be well. Maybe suggest to your sister and family that you all wear masks to hug, then remove them once you're all a bit more distanced. Whatever makes you all feel safe. You'll have a great time. Just try to relax and enjoy the meet up. BTW my sister and BIL are coming to see us next week. They're attending a friend's funeral, so are calling in for a cuppa. We've not seen each other since October 2019, so a lot to catch up on! xx

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  3. Sending hugs. It's hard not to worry, but I hope that you can put it to one side while you enjoy seeing your sister again. Have a safe trip.

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  4. I think the hotel will probably be cleaner now than at any time in many years. I'm sure that taking sensible precautions will be enough to keep you safe. Have a lovely time with your family Sooze.

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  5. I can understand your concerns about staying in a hotel. I would do as you have planned and take antiviral wipes and wipe down surfaces, light switches, door handles, taps and bedside tables. I would also take my own pillows, but then I usually do as I don’t know how clean the pillows are!! It will be wonderful to see your sister after so long and that first hug will be really special I’m sure.

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  6. Good journey to you. Enjoy family while you can. You've done all you can to stay safe.
    Hug and don't let go of that sister of yours.

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  7. I hope your journey goes well. As you say, take some wipes with you, wear your mask and just try to stay away from too many people. Enjoy meeting with your sister - that's the most important thing. You never know when everything will change.

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  8. Hope you have a safe, uneventful trip there and back. Give your sister a big hug and enjoy time with the rest of your family. I am sure if their Mum has health issued and they know you and your husband have too, they won't take any chances. Enjoy :)

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  9. I was excited nervous before staying in a hotel in December. Now, planning a real trip. We can all just take our own precautions I guess.

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  10. I think the precautions you plan are excellent and that things should be absolutely fine. Do what you can to keep yourself as safe as possible.

    Have a lovely time.
    xx

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  11. Prayers safe trip
    Avoid hugging if possible

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  12. The main thing is not to let your concerns and worries spoil the weekend. I'm sure everything will be fine and all the more so if you are relaxed. Just do the best you can to keep yourselves safe and don't feel obliged to do anything you are not comfortable with.

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