Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 109

Today I went to a site visit for the first time since February. I was so excited I nearly couldn’t sleep, like on the first day of school, a mix between nerves and excitement.

I even had flashbacks to my months in Lima, Peru, because I was once again waiting outside my house for an uber!

The site visit is somewhat different in these times of Corona. Along with the sign in sheet we also need to fill in a declaration of good health and sign it. And this is after a rigorous process of site risk assessments from the company I work with to ensure that we have a safe working environment.

On the site we kept a 2m distance as far as possible, and for extra safety, we used our mouth masks along with the usual protective gear of gloves, goggles, high visibility vest and hard hat.

When I complained about the mask and reading glasses in the train, I had no idea what a terrible combination it is to wear a mask with safety goggles. I think I’m going to have to find an old school nose clip like the swimmers used to have, or I have to face up to the fact my goggles will fog up at the merest movement, rendering me incapable of moving anywhere safely.

Goggles aside, it was really great to be able to work on site and I am thankful for the opportunity to do something I love,and to continue working even in these strange times.

Be kind. Stay safe.

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