In the past some have said I pontificate, so I do so again. We must all realise that we will come through the coronavirus experience. We will come out of the other side, albeit to a different world. So tell your children they will be going back to school, we are not sure exactly when, but they will be going back. Those currently working from home will be going back to the workplace. The trains will be running, the factories will be open, life will go back to normal. This will all pass.

So be confident, put a smile on your face. Sure some won't make it, but the last thing they'll want is to see their loved ones crack under the strain. The best thing you can do for those who pass away is carry on. Don't crack under the strain, take it on the chin, pour a stiff one and tighten your belt, and kick this virus into the bin.

We can and will survive, the kids won't be home for ever, lockdown will end, and you can do it. You are the lucky one, wipe your brow and get on with life.

Brian Simmonds, Belmont Heights, Hatch Warren