So confusing...

#7
Once again this is a focus on the economy rather than the safety and welfare of the people in the UK How many more unnecessary deaths will this cause in the UK?
Totally agree with you mate. I understand that people will be getting jitters over mortgage, rent and bills but is your life worth the risk. For example, If you work on a building site where you are in close contact with people, the job can wait. Eventually your supplies will dry up anyway, the work will stop, so will it be worth from a Hospital bed. Too many people with self importance.
 
#8
Once again this is a focus on the economy rather than the safety and welfare of the people in the UK. How many more unnecessary deaths will this cause in the UK?
Proper lock down here with effect from midnight tonight. They are saying be prepared for this for at least 3 weeks, but our wage sub has been planned to last for at least 3 months so gives you some idea of their thinking.
Was at the supermarket today, very civilised, people giving each other 2m in the queue outside, one out, one in.
You can go for exercise outside, but close to home, walk usually, and must keep physical distance.
 
#12
Royal Mail driver Norf' at the moment we are being told we are a vital service and are working as close to normal as possible with a few little adjustments to our jobs.
My Mate does the Acklam area and spoke to him yesterday. Only 1 in the van rather than the normal 2. And yes mate I would say you are a vital link for the present time if not just to deliver vital info on the virus. Obviously if you are quarantined the backlog will be immense. Stay safe and wear shorts lol.
 
#13
Yes, the delivery lads are going out on their own and taking precautions regarding signed for items etc. In my job I'm mainly dropping off bulk mail at the delivery offices so more likely to come into contact with others. Each morning I'm donning rubber gloves and wiping my cab down with antibacterial wipes before I start work.

This morning I got to one office with nine trolleys (we call yorks) of mail. I'm pushing them through the doors into the delivery office and the manager is taking them from me and pushing them to where he wants them. I went outside for the last york and when I pushed it in through the swing doors the manager is eating an apple.:( No gloves, no hand sanitiser or anything. We need to be reminding ourselves all the time.
 
#14
Yes, the delivery lads are going out on their own and taking precautions regarding signed for items etc. In my job I'm mainly dropping off bulk mail at the delivery offices so more likely to come into contact with others. Each morning I'm donning rubber gloves and wiping my cab down with antibacterial wipes before I start work.

This morning I got to one office with nine trolleys (we call yorks) of mail. I'm pushing them through the doors into the delivery office and the manager is taking them from me and pushing them to where he wants them. I went outside for the last york and when I pushed it in through the swing doors the manager is eating an apple.:( No gloves, no hand sanitiser or anything. We need to be reminding ourselves all the time.
Education, Education, Education.
 
#15
The government response to the whether-to-work issue has been fudged to say the least.

The biggest risk of spreading it currently is people working, including their commute - I suspect they're so concerned about the economy that the guidance has been deliberately vague. There are house builders on site near me - crazy.
 
#16
I don't think this government can help obfuscating. That's what they do. One day they announce that the children of divorced parents can see both parents. The next day, Gove is on the airwaves saying that they have to stay with the one they are with now. The day after that he's on again, not to say sorry I was wrong but to say 'I wasn't clear enough.'
 
#17
Will you be allowed to shop for food after midnight?

Our local supermarket has done a really good job. Maximum of 8 people . . . including shop workers (3-4)
Yes, supermarkets, chemists and what we call dairies (corner shops) will be open for people to get items that are essential to life.
Everything else is closed. Tbh it works better as with this system panic buying has totally stopped. If only people had waited until now to get what they needed.
Welfare agencies over here are very concerned about domestic violence, the mix of confined space, anxiety and alcohol can be a very volatile cocktail.
On another note, I always wondered why a dog was living in a place where milk is bottled (hairy mclairy from donaldson's dairy) and now I know :giggle:
 
#19
But I need a new car-exhaust totally knacked on my Insignia-so car salesmen get back to work :)
I have the opposite problem.

We have got a new car. We paid for it just before lock down. Then got agreement from the authorities that we could collect it after the start of lock down.

Now we cannot sell the old one. We have an agreed price from the Spanish equivalent of webuyanycar.com. We cannot drive the old one 40 minutes to sell it. As their place is shut.

Just means that we will have an issue with paying our tax bill later this year if it has not been sold.

Definitely a very small first world problem in the overall scheme of things.
 
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