While the rest of the world seems to have done away with lockdown days, they seem to remain a staple in the Jamaican government’s arsenal against the virus.
Unpopular and possibly even ineffective, curfews and Sunday lockdowns appear to be here to stay.
As these restrictions drag on, taking many of our civil liberties with them, The Den is sharing the five worst things that can happen to you on a lockdown day, or during curfew hours, and some possible solutions.
You run out of cooking gas
Let’s face it, who checks their cooking gas cylinder on a regular. Running out of cooking gas is among the worst things that can happen to you on a lockdown day. However, as it turns out it happens a lot particularly on a Sunday. While only a few cooking gas sellers have been deemed essential, you may be able to find one or two in your parish through Google. Note the price will be more expensive than usual, it is probably a good idea to invest in a hot plate.
You lock yourself out of your house
Who does that? You would be surprised. It happens. Locking yourself out of the house or your key breaking are among the worst things that can happen to you on a lockdown day or after curfew hours. It is good to have a locksmiths number handy. It may be worthwhile to give a set of spare keys to a trustworthy friend nearby or neighbour. If you are in the corporate area and this happens check out Housen Locksmiths; they are deemed essential and can help you out. Thank us later.
Your water goes and your tank is empty
A broken main, a shortage or any other general madness that is likely to happen with your water picked the most inconvenient day. There are a few companies that are able to truck water and even come equipped with some plumbing materials. Be prepared to pay up your money, though. You can also check out Water Man Trucking
You run out of feminine products
Oh no. Of all the things that can go wrong you run out of sanitary napkins, these are vital for most women. You’ve got a few options, you can hop on YouTube and attempt to make a home made solution or you can borrow from a friend. While you may be concerned about driving during the curfew you can seek advice from the police station nearest you regarding the matter.
You forgot to refill your meds
Meds are essential. If you run out on a lockdown day or after hours, you can always visit the hospital in your parish, they usually have pharmacies attached to them. For example Andrews Pharmacy is open on lockdown days from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.