Covid-19 continues to throw curveballs. Since last March, change is part of everyday life and business. We open, we close. We can move a little, we stay home. In the midst of all this flux, one thing has remained constant throughout – the immense capacity for kindness. We look out for each other and while it’s hard, we all try to do the right thing. We know that staying apart now means that nobody will be missing when we can finally be together again. To those experiencing loss, grief and fear, we keep you in our thoughts, conscious of how difficult it is to be comforted without physical contact.
As a country, the pandemic has shown us that heroes take many forms. Many wear scrubs, and work every day to save lives. Many others keep us fed by delivering, stacking and scanning our food. Some work with community groups and charities to ensure that our most vulnerable aren’t forgotten in this time of crisis. Others sit behind desks, making sure that our public services continue to meet increasing demands. A significant number from home, trying to balance work and family life. To all of you, thank you.