Mobility Scooter Users Take triple Covid 19 Whammy

Mobility Scooter Users

Mobility Scooter Users
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Mobility Scooter Users

I must admit that I am struggling to find any good mobility Mobility Scooter Users stories to write about. Of course, we have all been hampered by the terrible COVID-19 pandemic that has affected us all. Sadly, we must all have noticed the definite lack of people driving about on their very valuable mobility scooters. We have also noticed a drop in our mobility battery sales.

So, the sales drop has encouraged me to look into the reasons for a drop in sales. However, it does not take long to see! For the first time ever, Britain became involved in a national lockdown. Exemptions, were given to certain groups of workers. This includes online businesses like ours (batteriesontheweb.co.uk).

Disabled and elderly people were soon to fall into the worst category concerning COVID infections and, unfortunately, deaths. Care homes were the first places to be badly affected, and many COVID victims passed away. Electric wheelchairs and Mobility Scooter Users were locked away as fear spread among the elderly, who were the main users.

No more shopping trips!

Driving around on your mobility scooter has suddenly become obsolete. Mobility Scooter Users, were locked away or parked outside and protected by plastic covers. My concern will be the scooters’ battery condition after this dreadful pandemic ends and we are all released again.

The lifeline for these people will once again be given to them. So, the trip to the shops could resume again in the near future. My own opinion is that the people who survived the pandemic will be very nervous and cautious about their travel.

So, as confidence grows, so will the use of mobility scooters. However, it will be a slow process as the illness drifts into the past.

Mobility scooter users who were confined to their homes were well served by the great supermarket delivery service, which grew in popularity. In my opinion, this will become more of the norm going forward, with scooter users staying at home as much as possible.

Open spaces will be the target for a drive out on your mobility scooter.

Especially for those who looked after their scooter batteries during the lockdown. Parks and open spaces will be very popular and regular places to visit.

Shopping centres will be the places to avoid. Places where there are large numbers of people will be out of bounds for scooter owners.

My own experience has shown that every time I visited a famous shopping mall in Sheffield (Meadowhall) , I came away with a bad cold . These places are the breeding grounds of germs, in my opinion and should be avoided by the elderly and disabled.

Young and healthy people can shop until they drop without being affected. However, we elderly people should beware and stay in open spaces. So avoid catching the dreaded COVID-19 illness and any other cold or flu bug that may be hanging around.

Finally, I am convinced that mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs will be less visible in the near future. as the drivers take more care with their travel plans and avoid crowded places.

eric roberts
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