I had a book to collect, so I drove up to Central Milton Keynes, with my mask and some book tokens. New rules about wearing a face covering or mask had come in on the 24th of July, four days earlier. Shop workers are not required to cover their faces, but sometimes they do.
Like the majority of people there, I wore my mask all the time I was in the shopping centre. We are required to do so under the rules.
By the way, some bookshops will accept book tokens on their websites; I ordered another book online and it arrived today, paid for by book tokens. Also, Waterstones will accept their own gift cards as payment online.
It's thirteen weeks, three whole months I've been on this project. I’m just numbering the photos I show you here as I go along, and the last photo here is number 120. But I have many more photos that I’m not showing you.
Sometimes photos won’t come across well on the blog because the relevant detail can’t be shown here clearly enough; the blogging software compresses photos and they lose fine detail.
Other photos may repeat something I’ve already shown you, but they need to be kept, to preserve as complete a record as possible. All the previous posts on the Distance Project can be found here. The project is to photograph what people are doing differently under lockdown.
At the entrances to the more enclosed part of the Intu Shopping Centre, the management had placed sensor activated hand gel dispensers. Intu security guards at the entrances asked shoppers to don masks before they went in.
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