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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I for one won't be rushing to a pub.

    Might still get a holiday but not until the end of August.
     
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    Well let's all meet up in November - see you then.
     
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  4. Perrier

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    Now that would be cool ;)
     
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    Thank you @staffordjasy sorry to hear about your hubby’s cousin. My brother visited me this week and although he seems to be having some related issues he’s looking good. Hoping these issues go and there’s nothing permanent. Shielding to end 1st August, it does feel like with all the restrictions being eased and the 2meters rule being halved just as shielders are venturing out like lambs to the slaughter! I’ll be very cautious as I head out and doubt I’ll go about my life as before.
     
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  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Quarantine already getting scrapped I see, any point for the 3 weeks it lasted? At least we can say we did it though, eh?
     
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  7. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I wonder if holiday insurance will still be valid?
     
  8. Lucy

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    I think there will be a lot of additional clauses if you go abroad.
     
  9. staffordjas

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    I was thinking that as well. Shielding all this time, then let out amongst all the madness as social distancing rules relaxed and lots of people seem to think it's all back to as it was before lockdown. When I went to the butchers last week they had and 'In' and 'Out' system and people were waiting outside for space in the shop. Went in on thursday , people wandering in and out both doors, the In and Out signs had disappeared and people criss-crossing over each other closely to look at different displays on the counters.
    Had to venture down the town today to go to the lighting shop in Crabbery Street. Rather scary walking along the main street as some people were getting so close despite not needing to . Tried our best to give people a wide berth, but we seemed to be like a magnet attracting them! Walked around the back streets to get back to the car.

    I rang to renew our annual insurance with LV on Friday, and checked with them if covered for Covid-19 for new holidays booked. Was told that at the time of booking the holiday, if the FCO advice was not to travel because of Covid ,then we wouldn't be covered if we had to cancel the holiday due to it or taken ill. But if there wasn't advice against travel when the holiday was actually booked, then it all flared up again next year when we come to go on it ,we would be covered.
     
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    A member of the Flat Earth Society recently said that he feared Social Distancing might push some people over the edge.
     
  11. Glam

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    You didn't have to post this twice, once was enough.
     
  12. littleme

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    What does everyone think about the changes that are coming on 4th July?

    Personally I'm dreading it, people already seem to be treating everything as if it were normal. (Bare in mind I work in a job where its very hard to distance from people, and have worked throughout the lock down so I've seen many many changes).

    I just still don't feel safe. I think people are thinking it's all over, but I'm still seeing & hearing about daily cases.

    With most places opening on the 4th July and distancing being lowered to 1 metre, I'm really worried about the concequences...

    Is it just me?
     
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    I would not be keen to get involved..

    Where I am, we had one death and three new cases in the whole country yesterday.

    It is theoretically possible to open a pub here from today - on a Monday, not reopening them on a Saturday, which seems just plain mad. There are four pubs in the town here - two could currently meet the requirements to reopen at this stage, but have not done so. Some larger, city-centre premises have reopened and, by all accounts, things seem to have gone reasonably so far - and they have the whole week to sort out the finer details before the weekend arrives...
     
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    Both my daughters are back at work now .
    Both feel safe as screens , floor barriers , face masks , gloves and sanitizer have been provided.
    Temperature checks are taken throughout the day .
    Masks are even provided should the employee have to use public transport to get there and back home.

    They are asked to enter work and then change into the workwear , then back into normal clothes at end of shift rather than be allowed to wear them in public.
    Also workwear must be washed after every shift.

    couldnt be any safer .
     
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  15. littleme

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    I don't intend to go anywhere else other than the place I work still for quite some time, but speaking to a lot of people on a daily basis has shown me that most people think everything will just go back to normal on the 4th. This week I've had people refuse to move away as they think distancing is 1 metre already, I've had people touch me, and hold onto me while talking to me, staff members right next to me to solve problems, plus in certain areas there just isnt the room to distance, it's just too much, I'm not behind a screen and away from the public (most of the time), the general public can come right up to me to speak to me, usually removing their mask and gloves to do so... What's the point... Its so distressing to be in this position, people just don't think...

    I honestly think everyone who has been able to isolate or at least limit their social experiences is so happy for everything to return to (nearly) normal, but anyone who has worked throughout is terrified, its just too soon, everything is not back to normal, our friends and colleagues are still getting sick... Maybe it's just me...
     
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    I'm with you @littleme . The way I see it is I know how safe I am, how I've not been close to people, but in shops when people are ignoring the rules and acting as if nothing has happened, well I definitely can't trust them and then that puts me at risk.
     
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    And it isn't 1 metre, it's 1 metre if you can't do 2. Of course the government give shit messaging and just want us all to get pissed to fill their pockets.
     
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    No it's not just you. I think 'we' are going to walk blindly into a second wave; how bad it will be remains to be seen.
     
  19. Gramaisc

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    I would happily fill Johnson's pockets - and his mouth, eyes and ears.

    But not if he was on fire.
     
  20. Perrier

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    This.

    However..
    its not anyone elses responsiblity to look after and protect ourselves.
    That is our responsibility.
    If anyone is waiting for anyone else to do it for them , then they may be waiting a while.

    i know it would be 'nice' if people did watch everyones back , but this is the real world.
     
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