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Question Gardeners?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Paul G W, Mar 26, 2020.

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Is a gardener allowed to work

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Paul G W

    Paul G W Busy Member

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    Dr Hilary stated this morning:
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    That a gardener is permitted to work if he travels alone, in his own van, and doesn’t interact with anybody..,
    Do you agree or not please?
     
  2. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Tricky one, but I voted no, purely because they are presumably classed as self employed and they are not key workers.
    If they have an accident on their travels they could in theory become an unnecessary drain on NHS resources.
     
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  3. NIVEA

    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    NO . . They are not an essential service its as simple as that . . . STAY AT HOME
     
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  4. Felixlogs

    Felixlogs Posting Addict

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    Legally, yes. Morally and responsibly, no. The only people who should be working are people whose jobs MUST be done. If Mrs Miggins' hedge doesn't get trimmed or her lawn cut, nobody is going to die. The work I do is best described as forestry which is classed as an essential. On Monday, I was working in a team of 4 building a series of leaky dams in a narrow valley where we cannot properly distance from each other due to the terrain. All of us are self-employed, with varied levels of savings ranging from low to comfortable, and all of us either children or elderly parents or both. We work on a Chinese parliament system and all decided to stand down unpaid from Tuesday as it was the right thing to do. People are always more important than earning. I only go out now to care for my elderly parents and to take my turn to get our shopping.
     
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  5. sidney

    sidney Keyboard Hero

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    I agree. Because the government guidelines say they can. Which is why I will be going to an empty flat on Monday to install the flooring, unless guidelines change in the meantime.
     
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  6. Threewheeler

    Threewheeler Dog walking area

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    Dig your own garden
     
  7. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    I’d say no

    And for the record during this period I’m trying to get out of my own gardening :p
     
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  8. Grey Man

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    Yes, they can. The public - and pushy police - are misinterpreting this.

    The significance about 'travel' is that it assumes contact with others. If you will have no contact with others, then no problem. It has been confirmed that you can drive to a location, talk a walk and drive back - if there will be no-one else there.
     
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  9. NIVEA

    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    Im afraid Grey Man that it is you who is misinterpreting this the wrong way . . . :facepalm:
     
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  10. Burden666

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    That's not right fella...
     
  11. SimonCornwall

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    how can so many people not understand the simplest of instructions?

    - stay at home
     
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    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    The government guidelines are clearly laid out and if you venture out now in yr car and you are not an essential service you are breaking the Law and trust me a gardener mowing yr lawn is NOT an essential service.

    SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT GRASPING THIS SIMPLE INSTRUCTION . . . . WAKE UP
     
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    john79 Big Poster

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    If I see someone gardening/window cleaning I would report them strait away :)
     
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  16. Grey Man

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    Stated on BBC News and in national press. You can go out - it's avoiding contact with others that's important. What is the difference between walking as your 'permitted exercise' here, as opposed to there? If you see no-one and travel alone, there is no difference.

    We are starting to see the appearance of self-righteous, self-appointed vigilantes.

    And that is dangerous, very dangerous.
     
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  17. NIVEA

    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    Its a ridiculous analogy.

    How is any tradesman in the construction industry supposed to work from home.

    Are you saying that everybody in the construction industry should go to work ?

    The guidelines are clearly laid out . . . STAY AT HOME
     
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  18. SimonCornwall

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    he'll still get 80% for not doing it, unless he has been doing it cash in hand or on the sly-side

    if a gardener checks the press he'll find he's not the only victim in the world

    exercise once a day on foot or by bike is allowed, not by car

    due to people not understanding the bleeding obvious things will likely get harder
     
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  19. Burden666

    Burden666 Donator

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    Click the link to the thread here on agf I posted.
    You cannot drive to exercise, its an unnecessary journey.
     
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    Then why was it stated on the BBC News?

    The point is till being missed - contact with others.
     

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