This week has been momentous with regard to returning to normality - the first level of Covid restrictions being lifted has been welcomed by many. This relaxing of rules continues to be, of course, subject to the ongoing vaccine rollout going well and no further spikes in Covid cases, however, the first glimpses of recovery are in sight.
Schools go back
As schools returned on 8 March, there was a collective sigh of relief from both parents, who valiantly took up the role of home tutor, and children, wanting to return to the buzz of school life. To all those brokers involved in home schooling we applaud you. With many of us facing the same situation, we recognise the challenges involved.
Access to care homes
One of the most heart-warming news stories of the week centred around care homes, whose residents can now accept visitors after almost a year of forced separation.
As widely documented, residents have been allowed to nominate one person to be a regular visitor as long as they get a test close to their visit and wear PPE. News reports have been full of emotional scenes as relatives have visited and held hands with their loved ones.
The lack of face-to-face, ‘in the room’ interaction, has been greatly missed on a personal level and in a business context too. From the first week of the pandemic we’ve had technologies in place to interact with our brokers, but the team can’t wait to see you again in person.
In the meantime, and until more restrictions are lifted, we look forward to continuing, digital communications and contact over the phone to help facilitate your business growth ambitions and support customers. We also hope to see many of you at this year’s virtual BIBA (more details to follow soon).
In short - what we are most looking forward to is, being able to see you in a real life, face-to-face context once more. The day will come!