Daily Express


- By Steph Spyro

LEARNING disability nurse Elizabeth Jarratt says she fears people will push the boundaries of measures announced by Boris Johnson on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old, from Surrey, said: “We are being told we can go to the park to meet with one friend while socially distancing.

“This adds to my worries that if people were already meeting friends in parks or having street parties prior to this relaxation, they are likely to push these limits further.”

On the unlimited time outdoors doing exercise measure, she said: “Exercise will have a positive impact on those with mental health problems and those suffering from loneliness in isolation.”

And she praised the Prime Minister, saying: “The shift in language Boris Johnson used was more appropriat­e and sensitive to the public, particular­ly those directly affected by coronaviru­s.”

PERSONAL trainer Lucy Souter, 22, felt disappoint­ed leisure centres or gyms were not included in the lockdown easing.

Lucy wants to start her own fitness training company which depends on gyms being opened.

The trainer, from Tonbridge in Kent, said: “Boris told us you can go to work if you can’t work from home, but where does that leave people like me? I’m also a lifeguard at a swimming pool, so I can’t exactly go back to work.”

While Lucy is happy people can now spend more time outside, she added: “It all seemed a bit vague. He mentioned hospitalit­y but absolutely nothing about leisure centres or gyms reopening.”

MANUFACTUR­ERS at a metal spinning company praised the new measures for allowing industries to get going with a sense of direction.

Lee Bligh, from Excell Metal Spinning, told how the new 50-page document laid out by the Government on Monday was “very easy to understand” and had “clear direction set out”.

The financial director of the Portsmouth-based business added: “We personally feel the measures are not asking too much too soon, with a cautious approach being shown as a way forward but, in turn, allowing for industry to get moving again and safely.

“It’s also good to see an outline and a route for the rest of industry to follow.”

Lee felt that “common sense has prevailed” within the new rules.

 ??  ?? Worried…Nurse Elizabeth Jarratt
Worried…Nurse Elizabeth Jarratt
 ??  ?? Happy…Finance director Lee Bligh
Happy…Finance director Lee Bligh

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