How have you adapted to the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Covid 19 has had and continues to have a major impact on my life. Fortunately, I have not had a bout of Covid but know and understand how rife it was – and still is all around Australia.

Physical distancing, mask-wearing, detergent use and avoiding close contact in closed quarters or within crowded situations were recommendations made to us by health authorities when Covid was regarded as a raging pandemic.

Suddenly the pandemic became endemic and the health protocols were relaxed- not all at once but gradually until it almost seemed that Covid was no longer an issue.

No longer an issue but Covid hospitalizations and death rates have gone through the roof.

Authorities wanted everyone to carry on almost as if there were no issues at all but that does not wash.

I still practice all the previously recommended protocols, and will for the foreseeable future. I don’t go out to sports or other events. I keep my vaccinations up. Covid continues to be a major worry to me and I feel it will be a factor that forever influences my life.


  1. I try to be careful about hand hygiene and social distancing, not so hard when you live in the country. If I went to a big city I’d probably wear a mask more often. As it is I don’t usually. I’m vaccinated but I still got covid late last year when my sister brought it back from a holiday. We were lucky, it was just like a bad cold for us. It does seem strange not to hear the case numbers etc any more even though I know there is still a lot of Covid around. You can’t make it go away by not talking about it. I rather preferred it when we got the daily figures. Still I can’t stay home forever so I take precautions but I still go places.

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