Despite the drop in numbers, the hardest job now will be to convince people to continue to stick to the rules and to view the virus as a threat. According to health officials there’s always the danger of a second wave, and it’s imperative that we all do everything we can to prevent that.
Research has shown that social distancing can only be effective in containing the virus if everyone does their bit. Carrying on with normal habits and social interactions undermines the fight against COVID-19. ‘Feeling okay’ is irrelevant and even dangerous since the virus may take days or even weeks to cause symptoms (and can spread before that happens).
So what do you do if your friends, family and neighbours break lockdown rules and ignore social distancing guidelines? Should you confront them and if so, how?