WE EXPOSED OURSELVES to the largest number of people since March 2020 by making a pilgrimage to Mahon Point Shopping Centre. And during our exposure, I let Swarm by Dennis Crowley check me into the places where we lingered the longest.
Contact tracing is important, especially during the Christmas season because it will be easy to forget where we've been. There are some days when I forget to turn on my Bluetooth and that means my COVID-19 tracker app is off. If I visited an airport or a bus terminal, I would ensure Bluetooth is switched on. At this time, Ireland is open for travel across the country but travel in and out of London is suspended.
We plan to spend Christmas Day 230 km north in Drogheda with cousins and grandparents. It sounds like it will be a stressful time for the over-70s who know we've been out shopping and mingling with masked strangers.
I think we'll share some of the images we snapped of our locked down life, starting with a photo album I've been keeping on Flickr.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Limerick Institute of Technology. Dennis Crowley likes to build things like Foursquare, Swarm, and Dodgeball.]