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9 minutes ago, JF said:

Honestly I’m absolutely confused by it. I’m working on a building site with one other person on site and at this moment in time I don’t know if I should be going in or not!!

I’m in exactly in the same boat as you JF . Some days it’s just me , sometimes 2 very occasionally 3 of us . I want to keep money coming in but also obviously want to abide by government advice . What’s acceptable is what I want to know . 

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7 minutes ago, Herman said:

Aye, it is a tad confusing. I can't work from home either, my work isn't classed as essential, but I work with live produce so it needs looking after or this disaster will last long into next year.

Herman, that sounds like you work in the food chain which makes you a key worker so yes, go to work I would think 

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35 minutes ago, JF said:

Clear as mud. I can’t work from home so I guess listening to that I can still go to work!? 

I believe only if you're a keyworker. Everywhere else should be shut down.

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1 minute ago, Pockthorpe said:

I’m in exactly in the same boat as you JF . Some days it’s just me , sometimes 2 very occasionally 3 of us . I want to keep money coming in but also obviously want to abide by government advice . What’s acceptable is what I want to know . 

Just think he’s made an absolute mess of that announcement. Tomorrow I’m working less than a mile from my house and as I said there is two of us on site and we can easily isolate in separate houses

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1 hour ago, Uncle Fred said:

Things are getting serious when my favourite event gets cancelled 

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No go gonad gathering.....

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4 minutes ago, kick it off said:

2 weeks too late. Blood on his hands.

Strong words.  Is the blood just on his hands or is it on the hands of all the other "key workers" who went to work as normal or all of the people that went to the park or the beach despite the advice on this being clear?

In other news the numbers of deaths and infections appears to be holding steady over the last three days.   Is the italy style take off averted or just delayed?

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3 minutes ago, JF said:

Just think he’s made an absolute mess of that announcement. Tomorrow I’m working less than a mile from my house and as I said there is two of us on site and we can easily isolate in separate houses

It’s just me and my brother in law next week . I guess he could go one side of the roof and me the other ! What’s essential ? Is it essential if it leaks !? Really don’t want to be awkward or to not do the right thing , but money is a factor for us self employed ! 
Good luck JF mate . 

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32 minutes ago, GenerationA47 said:

There are police? What do they look like, how will we know if we see one?

Re runs of the Sweeney, Morse, Midsomer and the Bill are on the telly box most days.....I have a vague idea what they're supposed to look like.....

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2 minutes ago, Pockthorpe said:

It’s just me and my brother in law next week . I guess he could go one side of the roof and me the other ! What’s essential ? Is it essential if it leaks !? Really don’t want to be awkward or to not do the right thing , but money is a factor for us self employed ! 
Good luck JF mate . 

Good luck as well mate. Hopefully a announcement on help for us self employed is imminent 

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11 minutes ago, Barbe bleu said:

Strong words.  Is the blood just on his hands or is it on the hands of all the other "key workers" who went to work as normal or all of the people that went to the park or the beach despite the advice on this being clear?

In other news the numbers of deaths and infections appears to be holding steady over the last three days.   Is the italy style take off averted or just delayed?

Agreed (although presume you mean other “non-key workers” who went to work as normal). This is basically the announcement they made last Monday - work from home where possible, don’t go to social gatherings, only really go out for exercise and food shopping. There isnt really much new here that responsible people weren’t doing at least a week ago. Hardly blood on the PM’s hands if he has to take more draconian steps a week later (such as giving police the ability to enforce the advice) purely because of a number of selfish people have continued to do as they wish.

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19 minutes ago, JF said:

Just think he’s made an absolute mess of that announcement. Tomorrow I’m working less than a mile from my house and as I said there is two of us on site and we can easily isolate in separate houses

Common sense prevails......I'd personally go to work and just keep separation.....and don't share your crab paste sandwiches..... 

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18 minutes ago, Barbe bleu said:

Strong words.  Is the blood just on his hands or is it on the hands of all the other "key workers" who went to work as normal or all of the people that went to the park or the beach despite the advice on this being clear?

In other news the numbers of deaths and infections appears to be holding steady over the last three days.   Is the italy style take off averted or just delayed?

The blood is on his hands for not doing anything except "advise" people for weeks, and for not enforcing it, and on the hands of those who twatted about at the weekend. There's a strong argument that if Boris hadn't pansied around with it, and had treated it more seriously sooner, then they wouldnt have been twatting around at the weekend.

The keyworkers are enabling the NHS to function so I think that's a harder argument to make - it's more of a balance... I'm a teacher and I'm not choosing to go to work, I don't want to be at work and putting my family at risk, but I'm going because I have a duty to go to work at the moment - if I don't then I'm pulling 10+ people out of NHS duties.... I think given the number of people who only have a mild version, the balance is in favour of going in and risk catching/spreading than pulling people away from caring for those in desperate need... Again that goes back to Boris though - Schools should have shut weeks ago. Boris' dallying has caused far more people to die than necessary, and it won't be forgotten.

If you meant non-keyworkers, then no, not their fault - they did what Boris told them to do, businesses were more interested in profit than people's health and people couldn't afford to lose jobs or isolate without pay. Boris just told them to do the wrong thing following the incoherent herd immunity strategy which the WHO said was ****ing ridiculous and based on nothing.

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Better late than never.

I suspect tomorrow for many of us will will be a 'get organized' day and rather confused.

Let's hope that in about 2 weeks we see a corner in the rate of increase of cases.

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4 minutes ago, Aggy said:

Hardly blood on the PM’s hands if he has to take more draconian steps a week later (such as giving police the ability to enforce the advice) purely because of a number of selfish people have continued to do as they wish.

Well maybe if we had a PM who had actually done something instead of give ambiguous, confusing and vague "advice", then people might have acted more responsibly from the outset.

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11 minutes ago, Van wink said:

Going to be some very dodgy hair when we eventually emerge

image.jpeg.88c61e3b79273eacc3da3946685730c8.jpeg Me....three days after self-isolation....

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2 minutes ago, Yellow Fever said:

Let's hope that in about 2 weeks we see a corner in the rate of increase of cases.

Hope so, or we are in deep ****.

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Just now, Mello Yello said:
image.jpeg.88c61e3b79273eacc3da3946685730c8.jpeg Me....three days after self-isolation....

Is that it

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7 minutes ago, Van wink said:

My dog likes 2 walks a day, how will I explain this to him🙁

Put the lead on his tail and you and him walk backwards.....It works for me......

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Just now, Van wink said:

Hope so, or we are in deep ****.

I''m sure we will - same as Italy and Germany but still by then the number of cases and the NHS chaos will be truly awful here in 2 weeks!

I'm pleased he's finally got there - but a week to ten days later than he should have done. 

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2 minutes ago, Christoph Stiepermann said:

Still don't think enough people will follow these rules to make much of a difference. Too many ignorant, arrogant nobheads out there. 

It may well take a few examples - fine - imprisonment but the message will 'hit' home.

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6 minutes ago, Yellow Fever said:

I''m sure we will - same as Italy and Germany but still by then the number of cases and the NHS chaos will be truly awful here in 2 weeks!

 

We don’t really know the level of infection in the community do we, but looking at the curves at the moment we are on the same trajectory. We have however taken measures over the last week which have been adhered to by some, so hopefully that will have some influence on where we are in 2 weeks time 🤞 Of course Italy have more ventilators than we do!

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16 minutes ago, kick it off said:

Well maybe if we had a PM who had actually done something instead of give ambiguous, confusing and vague "advice", then people might have acted more responsibly from the outset.

Fairly sad state of affairs if people needed the threat of a fine to realise they shouldn’t have been out socialising this weekend. 

It was quite clear to the large majority of the population what Boris was saying. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it was quite clear to the whole population, but thousands of people decided not to bother listening to it. It’s not blood on the PM’s hands, it’s a PM trying to give people a chance to show they don’t need draconian measures to do what’s best for the community. Unfortunately, it’s evidently clear they do.

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13 minutes ago, kick it off said:

Well maybe if we had a PM who had actually done something instead of give ambiguous, confusing and vague "advice", then people might have acted more responsibly from the outset.

I blame pangolins.....and their questionable hygiene and habits......  

image.jpeg.e53ccaa54fd540f9fd54516364c7cd1b.jpeg....The scales of justice.....

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11 minutes ago, Yellow Fever said:

It may well take a few examples - fine - imprisonment but the message will 'hit' home.

Zero tolerance.....spray the feckers with agent orange.....

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