13 April 2020

Being Disabled during Lockdown

As a disabled person with an autoimmune disease I can't walk very far to get to somewhere isolated to exercise Boris my assistance dog, driving for five minutes to the nearest common to allow Boris to get out of the house for some downtime and too switch off from working is an essential trip out, both for his wellbeing and mine

I can't have a dog walker due to the high risks and myself being in self isolation, now that all the car parks have been closed onto the commons Boris can't have that one trip out a day we're allowed for his exercise so that he can have the time to switch off, sniff and run that is far enough away from people to enable me keep myself safe from Covid19, the local field is an unsafe option as everybody else is walking their dogs there