Mobility Scooter Users
Mobility Scooter Users
I must admit that I am struggling to find any good mobility scooter 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 of all 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 much looking at! For the first time ever then Britain became involved in a national lockdown. Exemptions, were given to certain groups of workers. Including online businesses such as ourselves (batteriesontheweb.co.uk).
Disabled and elderly people were soon to become in the worse 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 scooters were locked away as fear spread amongst the elderly people who were the main users.
No more shopping trips!
Driving about on your mobility scooter had suddenly become a thing of the past. Mobility scooters were locked away or parked up 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 back 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 travelling.
So, as confidence grows then will the use of the 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 intense popularity. In my opinion this will be 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 the people who took care of their scooter batteries, when in lockdown. Parks and open spaces will 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 bound for scooter owners. My own experience has shown that every time I visited a famous shopping mall in Sheffield then I have come 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 been affected. However we elderly should beware and stay in open spaces. So avoiding catching the dreaded covid 19 illness and any other cold and flu bug that may be hanging about.
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.