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Going Out During Virus

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Herb64, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Herb64

    Herb64 Busy Member

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    Thread after thread asking intrinsically the same question. What is it with people. I seriously hope it chucks it down with rain this weekend and just maybe people might think about staying at home. Obviously if you are working, shopping etc and the journey is legitimate it’s allowed by the government. 3 weeks is bad enough imagine doing 3 months due to the selfish attitude of people who know better. I imagine I’ll be moaned at for this by some but lectures from the stupid I can easily cope with.
     
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  2. MoggyM

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    Yes I go out.
    I get an on-line food delivery and include food for elderly 80+yr old relatives (in 3 houses) and deliver to their front garden, then phone to say its there. I wear gloves and a mask.
    The problem is , they struggle with on-line shopping and who's going to do it if I don't.
     
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    If you think that all the restrictions will stop after 3 weeks or even 3 months then I wish I had your optimism...... Now they have this level of control over us it will be here to stay.
     
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    I agree that it will be here for longer than the 3 weeks but find your comment in bold strange and paranoid.....bit like the people that don't agree with having their DNA on a national database. If you've done nothing wrong and abide by the guidelines/rules then what's to worry about?
     
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    The restrictions will last longer and get harder the more we ignore them, if we all follow them we will be able to get back to normal more quickly and with less pain.

    It is not a conspiracy, it is a human disaster and the good people are just trying to save us from un-necessarily harming ourselves and others, it is the bad people who don't get that or think they can safely ignore it (because they are muppets) that will make it worse for all of us.
     
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    Like @MoggyM I shop and deliver prescriptions for two over 80s households and also for a third young family whose daughter has been advised,by letter, NHS, to isolate for 12 weeks. Have volunteered for transport, having use of van, but don't expect response any time soon even though nurses at local hospital are working without PPE.
    Is very much a case of doing what we can to help others. Matt Hancock would like us to believe hospitals have sufficient PPE. He is either lying or out of touch with reality.Better I shop for 4 families rather than just myself.
     
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    We do have adequate stocks of ppe - but it's not the right ppe, initially we were all told ffp3 masks face shields and disposable aprons with sleeves for suspected or positive patients. Now we are told we don't need to use all that (see my thread on ppe in general chat).
    The way front line staff are being treated is bad..... If they don't all end up ill I'll be surprised.
     
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    It's all good till those guidelines /rules change "for the good of the general public", a bit like not being able to have an Airgun posted to you from online stores, or being able to have a lock knife in your pocket etc. Slowly these rules and guidelines seep in, we get used to them, then more get added to it. And before you know it, nobody can go about their private business "for our own safety".
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    All day long this...
     
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  10. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    I understand what your saying Rob, however right now they are no longer guidelines or advice...it’s an instruction thats enforceable by law.
     
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    I believe that the rules are a necessary control and precaution for urban areas where high concentrations of people make avoiding contact difficult. I live in the countryside where avoiding people is easy and I am avoiding contact if I meet another person. The virus is passed from person to person, as we know, so staying indoors, or even restricting myself to my garden space, makes no effective difference. I will walk my dog or take my permitted exercise (avoiding contact with others) as per usual. Can you imagine anyone in the Shetland Islands or Orkneys observing these rules? They probably have to travel to see their friends and neighbours.
     
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    Some of the extremities folk are supporting is ridiculous

    Go for a nice hunt or plink if you’re not coming into contact with people and don’t let those who accuse you of not being a sufficient enough doom-merchant put you off
     
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    So are you advocating that it's ok to drive for your "nice hunt or plink" when the government are quite explicit that we should only be going out for essential reasons?
     
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    Ends! Stay in the sooner we will be Free
    The young lad next door End, popped out today to get plant pots FML REALLY??
    Are some people really This FICK!
     
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    Plant pots - not necessary
    'Pot' plants - not necessary but, wow the colours, man!
     
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    Really? Thread after thread and then you go starting another :facepalm:
    Pillock :p
     
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    Pillock..... is that your best shot..... why bother commenting.
     
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    Coppers outside my gaff on a main rd for the second night running pulling cars in , imagine the hassle you might get if they spotted a rifle , stay in stay safe and avoid a fine
     
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    The longer this goes on, the more the UK economy will be fooked.
    The government needs to get on top of this situation for idiots that think the rules and recommendations are a joke.
     
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    I stalked you and noticed you are in Oxford, one of my daughter’s friends reported the same thing in Canterbury. Both large student populations, who live every waking moment logging their lives.
    It is probably the best return on time investment, they catch a few youngsters, who then spread the word to thousands on line.
    As has already been said: Rules apply to everybody to avoid discrimination, suspect they are most concerned about highly populated cities, not a couple of houses a mile apart?
     

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