I received an interesting video link from a distant cousin in Australia. I wasn't sure about how helpful it would be so I've checked it out with a GP friend, who fully supports the idea of everyone wearing some sort of mask to help protect others and plans to share this video herself.
I've been looking online to see about making a mask, but the ones that I've found seem to assume I have a sewing machine and know how to use it, neither of which is the case. I shall see if I can gather some appropriate materials and have a go at making one by hand. If there are reports of a masked man performing music suspiciously in the Fens it will probably mean I've been successful.
I think I mentioned that someone I know raised a couple of thousand quid this week in less than 24 hours to buy 3,600 surgical masks which are being donated to the NHS. People around the world are apparently making masks for medical staff. Although it would obviously be better if a health service was funded sufficiently in the first place this real effort to help is a very positive move and gives me some hope that there may be more good people out there than the ones who have stripped the supermarkets bare.
(Oh wow! A kingfisher just landed and sat less than six feet for a while away as I was writing this.)