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Coronavirus.

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

  1. stoofer34

    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

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    I may be stating the obvious - but are people wiping down their mobile phones frequently?

    I keep seeing people in shops on their phones, using gloves then pressing mobiles against their faces!
     
  4. Lucy

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    Probably a miss from me, but I have moved my shopping list from my phone onto paper again!
     
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    I've been wiping our phones down, as well as very very carefully wiping the car keys and steering wheel, car door handles etc on the couple of times I've had to use the car to go to the bank. I've always been paranoid about germs, but even more so nowadays.

    The blue recycling bag handles will also be disinfected after it's been emptied tomorrow (as the bin man said to me as I thanked him for doing my bin the other week, scrub your hands extra well after taking the bins in as they have been touching hundreds of bin handles on their rounds)
     
  6. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Good point, well made.
     
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    Sorry, I know this is a fairly old post, but is that a tyre especially for the turbo? I've got a turbo, but never got round to using it as was worried about the wear. So been going outside. Would be nice to be able to use it though.
     
  9. Lucy

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    I use my normal tyre on my turbo, but the OH has a special tyre for his.
     
  10. MilleD

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    Does it not wear it down the middle? I'm a little reluctant to stick my Ruby on it....

    I've got an old Giant Dash I could put on it, but it's got flat bars so will feel weird, but at least the legs could get some more exercise.

    Edit - first world problems, I know.
     
  11. Lucy

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    I have just been to have a look, it is rather shiny! I use my winter bike so it's hidden by the mud guards rnormally. I think Henry Burton are still open, the OH got his turb tyre from there only just before lockdown. 20200422_102454.jpg
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Nice fingers....
     
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  13. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Prime Minister Boris Johnson started lockdown on the evening of 23rd of March 2020

    On the 5th April he was admitted to hospital after 10 days self isolating with the Corona Virus

    On the 6th April he is in intensive care with deteriorating symptoms (Recovered very quickly)

    The Queen addressed the nation at 8pm on 5th April

    Excel now known as NHS Nightingale and will be a hospital for up to 4,000 patients, most of whom are on ventilators. Similar venues being used in cities across the country. Opened by Prince Charles at 11am on 3rd April

    Community support groups established, to support the vulnerable, elderly, immunocompromised and people in enforced isolation due to exposure, in their community

    Petrol ⛽️ price close to home was £1.02.

    Schools closed on Friday 20 March. Remote learning in place

    Self-distancing measures required ☹️

    Tape on the floors at grocery stores ❌ and others to help distance shoppers (2 mtrs) from each other.

    Limited number of people inside stores, therefore, lineups outside the store doors

    Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed People who can work ‍‍ from home

    Parks trails, entire cities closed or restricted to locals only in their bubble.

    Entire sports ⚽️ seasons cancelled.

    Olympics postponed to 2021. ⚫

    Concerts tours festivals entertainment events cancelled

    Weddings family celebrations holiday gatherings ‍‍‍ even funerals ⚰️ cancelled

    No masses, churches ⛪️ and mosques are closed

    No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, then 10 or more. Now, Don't socialize with anyone outside of your home bubble ⚗️

    Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and all other TV networks are on in every home daily now

    Children's outdoor play parks are closed

    We are to distance from each other. Shortage of masks gowns gloves for our front-line workers.

    Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill in many parts of the world.

    Refrigerated trucks for the dead outside hospitals in the USA Italy Spain China and more.

    Panic buying sets in and we have limits on toilet paper disinfecting supplies, paper towels, staple foods hand sanitizer Flour is hard to get because the packaging comes from China and borders are closed

    Manufacturers distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks hand sanitizer and PPE

    Fines are established for breaking lockdown rules

    Stadiums and recreation facilities overseas open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.

    Public Park areas turned into caravan parks for stranded tourists to self isolate

    Press conferences daily from the PM ‍♂️ and other government officials. Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths ⚰️

    Government incentives to stay home. Barely anyone on the roads

    People wearing masks and gloves outside

    Essential service workers are terrified to go to work ‍⚕️

    Medical field workers ‍⚕️ are afraid to go home to their families ‍‍

    A 99 year old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore raised £16 million for NHS charities walking 100 lengths of his garden before he turned 100. His target was £1000. People from all over the world donated to his cause. ‍♂️

    82,195 deaths globally so far.

    This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, WHO declared March 11th, 2020.


    We are all one! ❤
     
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    Let's make every social media site exactly like facebook.

    Because then we could all just be on facebook, even if we didn't want to be.

    And some of us do not.
     
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    Just had a call from SBC asking if I need any help with anything and how I was getting on in lockdown.

    They're offering help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, etc but are also interested in people's wellbeing and can help befriending if people need it.

    I presume people can contact SBC directly if they do need help themselves.
     
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    Remote teaching yes, remote learning seems to be optional.

    Source: I live next to 3 kids who seem to be on a persistent holiday
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    It's not an option in this household, I can tell you.
     
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  18. Lucy

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    Contact tracing, only a month too late.
     
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  19. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    My Union, USDAW, has carried out a survey...

    Usdaw’s survey of 4,928 shopworkers shows that since the Coronavirus outbreak:
    • 62% of UK shopworkers experienced verbal abuse,
    • almost a third were threatened by a customer
    • 4% were assaulted, which amounts to more than 3,500* every day when averaged across all retail workers.
    Please be kind....
     
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    I always am nice. There's a few in there I try n avoid like the plague.
    That could actually be turned around to mental health workers, I've been thumped,scratched, felt teeth slide across my forearm, had my hair pulled and belted with a walking stick, That's just in the last week. Not to mention the times we're verbally threatened.
     
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