We’re living in Omicron land here with the new variant taking over as the most dominant in Scotland as of today. Things change so rapidly. Last month the UK was in the best position in Europe to manage the virus over the winter. Then Omicron arrived.
I’m not so worried about getting sick although I’d still like to avoid it as much as possible. But I’ve become paranoid that we’ll be contacted as a close-contact by test and trace and then have to cancel our Christmas holiday for the second year running while we quarantine for 10 days. For this reason, we’ve been in our own mini lockdown since Monday, canceling everything we could.
Ben did have to go to work one day to get some things and also to get his vaccine booster. Other than that we’ve been holed up at home. We’re lucky that we’ve had this option. If we can make it through to next week then I’ll relax a bit. My booster is booked for January.
Everyone who tests positive today will have to spend Christmas alone in quarantine. Not fun! And lots of people are testing positive and lots of people are getting pinged as close contacts. Over 90,000 people tested positive for covid today. That’s another 90,000 people who will be isolating at home on Christmas day.