We are doing exactly the same with our Romanian house cleaner who comes every
Friday. She has been with us for 5-6 years and she needs the money.
Going to the supermarket is a decidedly unpleasant experience—it is safe
enough, with mandatory cleaning at the entrance, mandatory use of gloves,
enforced maximum numbers inside, keeping distance to others etc.—but still
unplesant. The small shops are better, there usually one person at a time
enters, any other customers wait outside.
What I find almost unbearable is the prohibition against just taking a walk
(unless you have a dog). We do not live in the city. The streets and the beach
are empty. Of course, if people could get out they would not be empty, but the
density here is such that keeping the distance would be no problem. In other
countries like Germany or Denmark, which also have imposed strict restrictions,
people are encouraged to exercise outdoors as long as they keep the distance
etc. I am getting to the point where a walk on the beach would be worth the 300
Euro fine. I am not there yet, but soon will be.
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> On 27 Mar 2020, at 09:23, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I will say one thing we are personally doing to help. We have a woman who
> cleans our house every two weeks (and has been for about 35 years) and a
> maintenance gardener also on a two week schedule. I asked both to to stay in
> and take care of themselves and am paying them as though they worked.
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