We got into Spain the Day before the total lock down was announced. We're now stuck in the Apartment with only Food or Medicinal (in our case) trips allowed. Luckily we have a large Terrace and small Garden Area to potter about in. Workers are allowed to travel but with proof of need to do so. Talks of Fines / Arrests for anyone (other than Dog Walkers) caught wandering about. We cant leave yet anyway, even if there were Flights, as we have our Pets here and I know I'd lose that argument anyway.
Obviously, the Infection and Death Rate is higher here but I wouldn't be surprised to see similar prevention measures brought into force in the UK. Interesting to note the Cultural differences, there was a bit of a mad rush on Saturday morning at the local Lidl but without any of the over the top aggressive Bingeing being seen elsewhere, despite the fact the 14 day shutdown was looming. Supermarkets are still opening but with Strict entry and enforced 1Metre segregation rules with Card only purchases. I've not been out yet but am told the Local Police are checking Cars.
My Mum, at Home in the UK is in her 80s and is preparing to be stuck indoors for the Duration, luckily we have a strong Family network to support her. Hopefully, those without this will see their local communities rally round and common sense will take over the Selfish attitude that seems prevalent in the modern UK.
We're located within sight of a Hospital (Hopefully not needed) and for the last few nights everyone has been out to their Balconies to Applaud the Health Workers. Quite a humbling and unifying experience to be honest as you can hear it coming from all Quarters. Tonight, apparently the Community singing might kick in !
My only concern is that by locking everyone in, the Infection Rate might well drop but suddenly shoot up again when everyone pours out at once thinking they're safe. Maybe the dribs and drabs approach the UK is taking might work by slowly building up a resistance while the more vunerable members of Society are better protected, or at least in with a decent chance of getting NHS Treatment. However, I wont be surprised to see stricter controls at Home before too long.