Hi, I’m Freya and I’m one of the Fair4All Card Coordinators. I am also extremely clinically vulnerable, and have been shielding since April 2020. However, sometimes I need to leave the house, whether it is for a dog walk in the woods, or a hospital appointment. I have been using the social distance lanyard since we introduced it, and it has given me a great sense of confidence when leaving the house.
I am not a person who enjoys confrontation, and having to ask people to social distance has always been hard, especially when restrictions were lifted. It helps that people can read my lanyard and understand that I need space, as well as having something as ‘proof’ of my need to social distance. Of course, you should never need to prove that you are entitled to social distance, but for me it helps with my confidence.
The lanyard is a great tool for me, and makes leaving the house a more enjoyable experience!