Tina Bedford - Neuro Nurse
Martin Young - Vicar - "working through the coronavirus lockdown has been very mixed, as I have felt limited as a minister in how I can serve my congregation and parish, whilst on the other hand, new avenues of service have opened up online. Our congregation has grown slightly during lockdown, and we have been able to stay in touch well through Zoom, there is much less interpersonal sharing than usual, and so we do feel the distance between us. When services begin again in the church, it will be super to see each other face-to-face, though there are many limitations, such as not being able to sing, Which will be a great loss. I trust we will have learnt lessons and gained tools that will grow our fellowship and ministry for the long term."
Richard L - Combustion Engineer - "I work on gas appliances used to heat building I.e schools and government buildings. The boilers are 75 to 1700kw (3 to 85 times larger than the typical domestic sized boiler) and I normally work alone in boiler rooms. Working during the lock down was peaceful, the roads were empty making my journey into London very quick. I have had to work in care homes, where covid 19 has been present, it worries me that I could take the virus home on my clothes or similar and pass it onto my young daughter or elderly parents."
Philippa Tan - Carer in old peoples home - "when working in a care home, One often has to deal with the fact that the people you are caring for don't have much time left on this earth. But the hard part about this pandemic has been that when they have gotten sick their families haven't been able to come and say goodbye."
Nicola Price - Primary School Teacher