Coronavirus – Lockdown

COVID 19 is disrupting the country emotionally and physically and financially.
I hope you are keeping safe.

There is little else to talk about here.
By now you will all be in the thick of it.
On lock down.

I am self isolating and social distancing due having high risk category child.
My day job which I don’t talk about here is down to a minimum.

Supporting women
However Women in the Law UK has gone virtual.
I wanted to do something to support women in law and Business everywhere.

To support I have organised for virtual training free of charge for people to dial in .
All you need to do is use the zoom link above.

Every Tuesday 1-2 lunch and learn wellbeing
Every Thursday evening 7 pm-8 people can join with a cup of tea or glass of wine once a week

That way we can check on everyone.
Our well being counsellors will be online incase people need support.
Fridays 1-2 lunch and learn with expert.

We also have a financial wellbeing support adviser dialling in so if people need support they can DM me and I can refer to them.

So in these difficult times, if you get fed up with Coronavirus news you can listen to my podcast talking law here.

My book is out
Talking Law book. It’s become an Amazon best seller – you can buy it here.
I am already writing volume 2.

My other books are being edited and will be out soon.
All profits from talking law to my charities.

Take care and remember to follow the advice
would recommend checking the following websites frequently for updates:
You can see the articles I am have been writing on LinkedIn to help businesses and small businesses on maternity rights during COVID to insurance clauses during the


Stay safe NHS staff have been sent this:

This is the advice given to hospital staff, it explains the virus and hopefully, how to prevent getting it.

Please share with family, friends and work colleagues.

Virus Detection:
The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with cold, but it does create a dry and rough cough.

The virus is typically first installed in the throat causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days.

The virus typically then travels through the moisture present in the airways, goes down to the trachea and installs in the lungs, causing pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days.

Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor should be called immediately.

Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.


The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest.

Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes.

Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes.
WHY? Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the oesophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus.
If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it is very dangerous.

For those who can, sunbathe, the Sun’s UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is good for you.

The Coronavirus has a large size (diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so face masks can stop it, no special face masks are needed in daily life.

If an infected person sneezes nearby, stay 10 feet (3.3 meters) away to allow the virus fall to the ground and prevent it from falling on you.

When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die.

The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present. Washing your hands is essential.
The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.

You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimise the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs.

Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc.

This was sent in n to us just now and I wanted to share this knowledge & advice with you all.

Please do the same and take care!

Stay safe
Sally Penni