If you are anything like me then you don’t really start getting into full-on holiday mode until you check in. That is the moment when the clock really starts counting down and you can dare to begin fantasising about the bar and the pool or if you are really lucky, the bar IN the pool. Heaven.
However, with current circumstances being that summer holidays for 2020 are effectively cancelled, the chances of logging in, loading your seat selection and losing yourself in the sun for a fortnight are smaller than Adele’s new portion sizes.
But instead of feeling fed up that you won’t be flying off to a far-flung paradise like normal this year there is another, much more valuable check in you can make…
WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
More than 750 thousand people across the UK have added their names to the list of official coronavirus volunteers, and millions more have been doing whatever they can to help their communities during the pandemic, the largest volunteer force since World War Two.
Volunteers are providing the practical help needed during lockdown such as delivering food packages and medicines to those in need, as well as giving (the often overlooked) emotional and psychological support needed to help the most vulnerable people cope with the isolation, social distancing and loneliness associated with the virus.
VERY INSPIRING, BUT WHAT CAN I DO?
It's surprisingly easy actually:
It might be checking in with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, asking them how they're coping and if they're managing OK.
It might be grabbing an extra pint of milk and a loaf at the shops for a neighbour across the road you haven’t seen in a few days.
It might be picking up a prescription for a relative who lives alone and can't get out the house to get it.
It might even just be talking nonsense to the boys from the 5-a-side on a group chat. Sharing a memory, or something funny, one of those mee-mees that the young team love.
The simple act of making contact and checking in might seem small and insignificant to us but in the wacky world of lockdown it can make a huge impact on people’s mood, their feelings and their lives. The responsibility falls on all of us to do our bit to make sure no one gets left behind.
Whoever it is you check in on and whatever form that takes the end result is that we all keep fighting the fight against coronavirus together.
It isn’t the type of checking in we would all prefer to be doing but it is the one that means the most.
So, check in and stay safe.
ON CALL FOR THOSE ESSENTIAL JOURNEYS
We take the health and wellbeing of our passengers and colleagues very seriously. All of our drivers are supplied with hand sanitiser and disposable gloves, use cashless pay facilities and we disinfect the interiors of our fleet after every journey.
Rest assured, while you are doing your best to protect yourself and your loved ones, Glasgow Airport Cabs will be on call for those essential journeys throughout this time.
Call : 0141 250 7280