It's been obvious for some time people (here) have no idea what two of anything are, and as for being able to use a mask and gloves correctly, not a chance,
and the government know this and probably have for some time.
I did say to my son and D-I-L when the governmnet say it's safe to go outside and mingle again will be the time to stay indoors and STAY SAFE.
The non essential bit was dropped a while ago. It was specifically said you could drive to a beach for a day out. The problem is they didn’t bother to think what would happen to folks who have been shut up for months with no work to go to. Every day can be like a bank holiday.
It needed more planning to allow for social distancing and it’s not right that councils be expected to be able to do this in tourist spots. It was just another example of poor government that is creeping in on the pandemic.
It’s certainly a certain type going en mass to beach’s etc . Not usually much going on upstairs, no point trying to reason with them as they only have one lonely brain cell . Be the first to complain when we are back to square one
It just means we have to keep our eye on the ball, let the ones who don’t take it seriously get on with it, tbh we personally don’t get close to too many people at the best of times, and most of what we catch is usually from the grandkids, so we will just carry on being extra cautious, careful cuddles and no kisses , and less visits, until it’s done the rounds properly, which I recon will be a good 12-18 months, and I don’t think it will ever go away, so we’ll all have to do our own risk assessments.
The trouble is most of us on here are probably being sensible. Im fairly high risk as perhaps many of us on here are and ill certainly be sticking to the rules as they have been such as min 2 metres, no socialising, meeting indoors etc. Im not even going out to customer sites still (not that I work much these days anyway) but it will become increasingly difficult to follow these rules because others wont. Right now for example our local chippy is doing a great job. They have set up barriers, proper hand sanitisers that you must use and only one person allowed in at a time and you must keep at least 2 metres from the staff. If they stop doing all that, I wont go in. Same with pubs, I just wont go but shopping which right now is fairly safe wont be if they reduce the distancing to one metre so those of us with concerns will just not have to go out again.
The economy has to get moving again though for sure but it just seems a tad too early to me.
Some here have not eaten apart from sweets etc in many weeks,chips was there only food and these people are now standing 3 deep at chippy/mc dees doors fighting to get food like folk from a ww2 consentration camp,i kid you not.
It must be a lot harder for people In built up areas just because there are so many more people in a smaller space. I didn't like city’s and big town before the lockdown. Well I suppose I don’t like people that much so I have an advantage lol
straightforward covid cases pinderfields or Calderdale hospitals but renal failure seems common and j48 at st James Leeds is being used the regular out patients farmed out to other units seacroft beeston and Dewsbury
If we see a second pandemic nightingale at Harrogate I can see being used in less acute cases, the good news is that St James has started to undertake transplant activity again, but how long that lasts is anyone’s guess,