Just drove past a packed Preston Park

Boro in Devon

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Please correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that I had heard that the Kent strain was more transmissible. Therefore it may not act like the first virus and there may be more chance of contracting it whilst out doors.

Dont want to stop people going out in a safe and secure way though.
 

indeedido

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I understand people wanting to exercise their right to exercise outdoors, especially on a lovely day.
I'm sure the vast majority do so within guidelines.

There are however lots of people who simply do not.
My land forms part of a very popular walk in Richmond. We are very used to lots and lots of walkers, it literally goes with the territory, it's not unusual...
What we are seeing this weekend however is big groups of people who if they are single households, must each have upwards of six kids each. These people are the ones who respect no guidelines and think no rules apply to them. None. It is these people, NOT all walkers, who annoy other more responsible people, including other regular walkers.
I know of family members over on Teesside who simply refuse to stop meeting indoors and for them now all bets are off. It is these people who annoy more responsible people, NOT everyone.

In short then, those who conform to guidelines should not and largely do not annoy.
It is the small proportion of people who don't conform to any of the laws and guidelines, that do annoy.
 

uncle_rico

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Does this include Boris driving or being driven 7 miles for a bike ride. Does that make driving 7 miles ok? or maybe even a little bit further? Just asking for a friend like.
Of course includes him. Why wouldn’t it?

Who’s your friend?

Not sure why people are trying to justify breaking the rules? We’ve been on our usual walk this morning, it was lovely, a really nice day. We didn’t need to drive to a park or beach.
 

uncle_rico

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Everyone’s circumstances are different though, if you have kids I’d imagine trying to keep them happy with the same walk around the block for 11 months isn’t really an option. Again people could live in areas where it’s possibly not safe or suitable to walk in their local area, a short drive to a beach or park really isn’t a problem.

A quick walk everyday as your exercise really isn’t enough for most people though, I know if I had just stuck to walking around the block once a day for the last year, I would be massively overweight by now, which would cause me problems if I was to then get Covid.

We should be doing everything possible to stop people meeting indoors, and the only way to do this is to give more freedoms to get outdoors.
I do have kids, and yes they do get a bit miffed about not being able to see their friends or cousins, but they also understand that if we stick to the rules it will mean that they can see them sooner. There is literally no excuse for driving somewhere to then go for a walk.
 
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Jimstewart

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Of course includes him. Why wouldn’t it?

Who’s your friend?

Not sure why people are trying to justify breaking the rules? We’ve been on our usual walk this morning, it was lovely, a really nice day. We didn’t need to drive to a park or beach.
Is walking to a park or beach ok? If we weren’t allowed to go to the park the park would not be open would it?
 

Rofesleg

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If I drive 3 miles to a park for a walk whilst other people have walked there from a few hundred yards away, why am I posing more of a transmission risk?
 

Rofesleg

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........it was packed in the car park and on the length of Yarm Road it was full of gangs of people ambling along with none with their masks on .


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When were we instructed to wear masks outside?
 

Capybara

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Simply to answer the question - I'm not going to get into the argument about right or wrong - if you go to another area you risk either taking the infection to people who don't already have it, or picking it up and taking it back to others who don't. The 'stay local' instruction is, as I understand it, for that purpose ie to minimise the chance of spreading it.
 

Rofesleg

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Simply to answer the question - I'm not going to get into the argument about right or wrong - if you go to another area you risk either taking the infection to people who don't already have it, or picking it up and taking it back to others who don't. The 'stay local' instruction is, as I understand it, for that purpose ie to minimise the chance of spreading it.
I understand that but why is driving to my nearest park a bigger risk than walking there?
 

Jimstewart

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The park is open for a reason. Go to the park, breathe in the air, take some exercise.
But for Gods sake if you happen to bump into any cousins address them by their Christian names . You never know who might be earwigging.
 

DCI_Gene_Hunt

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........it was packed in the car park and on the length of Yarm Road it was full of gangs of people ambling along with none with their masks on .

When were we instructed to wear masks outside?
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No one has been "instructed" to wear masks outside but we have been "instructed" to avoid social contact, only meet up with people in our bubbles, observe social distancing and quite obviously a lot of people are choosing to ignore those "instructions"
 

Borobarmy

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apologies the link is The Sun and the images can look worse due to long range camera work but hardly anyone is wearing masks which is alarming
 
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Rofesleg

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When were we instructed to wear masks outside?
No one has been "instructed" to wear masks outside but we have been "instructed" to avoid social contact, only meet up with people in our bubbles, observe social distancing and quite obviously a lot of people are choosing to ignore those "instructions"
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So the fact that the ambling gangs weren't wearing masks is irrelevant? Also, what is the relevance of their gait? Would it have been more acceptable if they were 'purposefully striding' along Yarm Road?
 

DCI_Gene_Hunt

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No one has been "instructed" to wear masks outside but we have been "instructed" to avoid social contact, only meet up with people in our bubbles, observe social distancing and quite obviously a lot of people are choosing to ignore those "instructions"
So the fact that the ambling gangs weren't wearing masks is irrelevant? Also, what is the relevance of their gait? Would it have been more acceptable if they were 'purposefully striding' along Yarm Road?
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The person who made that quote would have to answer that not me.

To me the only relevance is that they were in a gang together apparently not observing the "instructions" which unless they are all part of the same bubble they should have been.
 

GazC_MFC

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I do have kids, and yes they do get a bit miffed about not being able to see their friends or cousins, but they also understand that if we stick to the rules it will mean that it will mean that they can see them sooner. There is literally no excuse for driving somewhere to then go for a walk.
You are judging people by your own standards and stating it’s not allowed

you are allowed to drive, to exercise
 
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