by | Jun 30, 2020

Lockdown Photo Diary: Week 9

Lockdown Diary

Anita Benjamin, Fotonow photographer

Anita is a documentary photographer based in Plymouth that explores the significance of place and land as a dimension of human life, encompassing themes of cultural and social experiences and identity.

25 June in Lockdown

My son and I drove to the NHS test site to be tested for Covid-19; A test provided for those who think they might have the virus, essential workers and up to three family members living with them. It was a surreal and slightly alien experience. We followed the signs to the first stop, a portacabin, where we were instructed to follow the route to the next portacabin (through make-shift lanes set up on waste land) where ID was taken by masked security guards and then on to the final stop at another portacabin to be tested. Engines off and windows up at all times until instructed to wind down our window for testing via swabs to the throat and nose. Once done (after a little gagging and watery eyes) we were given cards to confirm we had been tested and told we would be informed of the outcome through text within 48 hours.

27 June in Lockdown

Teenagers enjoying each other’s company whilst taking sensible precautions; distancing and mask.

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