Yesterday marked the last day of No Meat May. I finished the month with only one failure: one day I just forgot the whole idea and bought a chicken burger. It wasn't a very good burger. Oh well, I'm calling it a win. I intend to stay vegetarian most of the time, vego at home, meat out, maybe?
Restrictions are lifting in NSW, restaurants and pubs are able to seat 50 guests from today (for the last two weeks they were allowed to seat ten but that's not sustainable for a large number of venues) and tomorrow our regular Tuesday Trivia group will meet for a pub meal. Trivia hasn't been re-instated yet but it will come. I'm not 100% sure I even want to go back to trivia, I haven't missed it, but I would like to support the owners who have been closed now for more than two months.
There was a meeting today to discuss the issues around my colleagues returning to work. Hand sanitiser will be issued to all employees, cleaning schedules will be written for door handles and other high touch areas, chairs to be moved to prevent groups from sitting at tables. I wonder why we can sit in groups in a cafe but not at work? are these government regulations or are they the work of people who think more (or in this case, less) is better?
I think of covid as a respiratory illness so I haven't really thought that extra precautions need to be taken around food safety and I was surprised to hear of people bringing their own crockery to work. I guess if they don't want to use work crockery we wont be eating from cheese platters for some time to come, sterile little single serve packs of biscuits might become the height of work cuisine. I'm not sure how to feel about that, it would be easy but rather uninspiring.
It falls to me to measure all the offices (or find out if anyone has measurements filed somewhere) and then calculate the maximum headcount for each room. I think the easiest way is probably just to buy a laser measurer thingy and get on with the job.
I'm off to the dentist tomorrow for a covid delayed filling, the hospital foot clinic on Wednesday and the physio on Friday. It's a good thing covid has reduced my work hours because I'm a high maintenance woman these days!