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If stopped you could say you were going round a blind corner to get your eyes tested. 🤔
Whilst funny Trev any unnecessary additional pressure wherever it comes from is not wanted. Wouldn't want to be the the victim of an RTA calling for help to be told 'we're dealing with a dog walker who has sprained his/her ankle and requires assistance' when we have a free ambulance..... stay on the line....
 

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Furlough is for a business that is affected by Covid, i.e. a pub that can't open, so that staff have income and the business can hopefully ride it out without going bust. It isn't anything to do with reducing the spread. Work from home is to reduce spread.

However, I do think it's wrong that someone can take home government money and then get another job to actually increase their income. One because I'm paying for that lol and two because they may well be taking a job from someone who doesn't have any income or meaningful support.
Couldn't agree more. One half of our household made redundant due to covid last July and despite numerous hopeful applications no job offer yet. Not happy with people holding 2 jobs when we have none.
 

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With the Police its very much driven by what comes down from the top , and even that can be modified for better or worse by the mindset of the actual copper applying it , and that's always been the same JMHE. My daughter is in the Police , and her force is very different approach to Derby, Manchester , they are under even more pressure due to effects of self isolating taking out whole shift units , getting 9hrs between duties is becoming difficult at times .
 

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Our bin finally emptied today. Not that it was ever going to be a problem. (y)

The young lad collecting the bins round our way is on his own today.

Behind with collections and will be slow catching up.
He says lots of staff off sick with covid at the minute and - I quote his exact words - "they're dropping like flies".
 

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All our police are armed, pistols and mech guns as standard, but most of shieldiing, and those in work are hiding, folk here dont take any sh-t from the police & certain areas are out of bounds for them, so in fact 50% of the country is not policed, known here as bandit areas.
 

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Our bin finally emptied today. Not that it was ever going to be a problem. (y)

The young lad collecting the bins round our way is on his own today.

Behind with collections and will be slow catching up.
He says lots of staff off sick with covid at the minute and - I quote his exact words - "they're dropping like flies".
Where we live out in the countryside a van drives up the road ahead of the lorry and pulls out onto the road the bins. Then there are 2 chaps who jump out the lorry to empty the bins - well thought out social distancing as in the lorry the 2nd chaps sits in back cab on nearside at least 2m away from driver. Works really well and they can operate safely - hats off to them as they've never missed a collection yet - even our garden waste bins have been emptied.
 

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I'm currently driving 5-6 miles to the High Peak Trail every couple of days, where I can do a nice 29 miler with few gradients. Impossible to ride the steep hills where I live now or to the trail from home, as I used to 3 yrs ago. I was waiting for a hip op referral just before 1st lockdown. Can't walk far at all but can cycle a good way as long as there aren't too many steep bits, that hurts. I have found that on the weeks I've not been out much due to recent heavy rain, that my hip pain is a lot worse and keeps me awake and my mood plummets. I shall continue my exercise regime to the benefit of my physical and mental health.

I am a firm supporter of the lockdown but I think exercise is essential where it is safe to do so, and that despite the vaccine we have an awful long way to go to get out of this.
Welcome to the 'club', been waiting nearly 2 years for op (well technically 10 but that's another story).
You are the first person I've heard say they can do the same as me, I can only go a short distance on crutches, but can still cycle, I've got a Ebike to get up hills, and had to change to 'step throu', as I can't swing leg over bike.
 

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In North Norfolk the Police have been patrolling the main beauty spots (lots to chose from) and doing ANPR checks on cars etc and issuing fines if the vehicles are from outside Norfolk!! There was incident of a couple who'd travelled all the way from Northampton to see the seals at Horsey!!!! WTF springs to mind; that's 140 miles! This wasn't even at weekend. Police stopped them at 4 pm in the afternoon so looks like they thought they'd get away under darkness
 

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Wow, pulling all the physio's off one of my Centers and putting them on hospital wards as Health Care assistants........desperate times. Admin ladies now got to cancel 4 weeks of appointments :confused:
 

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Wow, pulling all the physio's off one of my Centers and putting them on hospital wards as Health Care assistants........desperate times. Admin ladies now got to cancel 4 weeks of appointments :confused:
Yup.

My oncologist told me during my phone consultation with him last week that he is on standby to step in.

He didn't volunteer the information up front, you understand, I asked him outright.

It pays to be a nosy bugger who's interested in current affairs.
And I prefer to get my information from the horses' mouths wherever possible - definitely way more reliable and truthful than news media, whatever platform they broadcast from! ;) 👍

My dentist probably in the same boat by now, although he'd already told me that would be the case right back at the start of the panic - sorry pandemic! - if things got really bad.

Basically, anyone who works in healthcare in whatever capacity will be asked to step up and join the troops.
 
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Welcome to the 'club', been waiting nearly 2 years for op (well technically 10 but that's another story).
You are the first person I've heard say they can do the same as me, I can only go a short distance on crutches, but can still cycle, I've got a Ebike to get up hills, and had to change to 'step throu', as I can't swing leg over bike.
You have my sympathy. I was struggling to swing into the saddle until the Physio said "Why not lie the bike down, step over, then pick it up?"Duh! Why didn't I think of that? Eternally grateful to her, not seen her since March.
I don't agree with it but I was going to go private for the op as I want to get on with life, but that is a long way off now. I am glad all resources are being thrown at Covid though, I'm not moaning, lots pf people much worse off than me. I can wait.
 

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You have my sympathy. I was struggling to swing into the saddle until the Physio said "Why not lie the bike down, step over, then pick it up?"Duh! Why didn't I think of that? Eternally grateful to her, not seen her since March.
I don't agree with it but I was going to go private for the op as I want to get on with life, but that is a long way off now. I am glad all resources are being thrown at Covid though, I'm not moaning, lots pf people much worse off than me. I can wait.
I might be completely wrong, but I have a feeling even going privately is a no go just now?
Weren't most of the private hospital beds set aside during the first lockdown for covid?
Can't imagine with the current bed shortages that the need will have gone away, the reverse I would assume.

AFAIK all practising medics, even private practitioners, will all have received a call to arms for covid.

The situation is what it is. Stick with it, we'll get through eventually (y) :)
 

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WE have been told there is no spaces in any hospital as from now even if you chop your leg of, just had a ph call from wifes mother that her dad went out into garden fell over a flower pot and thinks he has broken ribs, cannot get through to doctors at all, so just to bad.
 

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Yup.

My oncologist told me during my phone consultation with him last week that he is on standby to step in.

He didn't volunteer the information up front, you understand, I asked him outright.

It pays to be a nosy bugger who's interested in current affairs.
And I prefer to get my information from the horses' mouths wherever possible - definitely way more reliable and truthful than news media, whatever platform they broadcast from! ;) 👍
Trying to get info from hospitals is very difficult, not least because .gov banned them from talking to media until a few days ago.
From what I can gather my surgeon is on emergency operations only, apart from that the entire department is in effect shut down.
I was at Morefields clinic a few weeks ago, from what I could see I was only visitor doing any hand sanitising, to access that clinic had to open a door which for most of morning was closed.
 

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You have my sympathy. I was struggling to swing into the saddle until the Physio said "Why not lie the bike down, step over, then pick it up?"Duh! Why didn't I think of that? Eternally grateful to her, not seen her since March.
I don't agree with it but I was going to go private for the op as I want to get on with life, but that is a long way off now. I am glad all resources are being thrown at Covid though, I'm not moaning, lots pf people much worse off than me. I can wait.
I was doing that, but got to point where hip is so bad nearly fell over a couple of times. :(
I did consider going private before cv-19 kicked off, really wish I had now.
 

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AFAIK all practising medics, even private practitioners, will all have received a call to arms for covid.
I had to cancel an appointment at the head injury clinic before Xmas because I was too ill to attend, I was surprised on Friday when I received another appointment for 27/01/21, it is with a specialist Doctor and I had to phone to confirm that I would be able to make this appointment, I questioned whether it would be cancelled and told no it is too important to cancel because I am overdue my check up, it seemed strange when cancer patients are being put on hold
 

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I had to cancel an appointment at the head injury clinic before Xmas because I was too ill to attend, I was surprised on Friday when I received another appointment for 27/01/21, it is with a specialist Doctor and I had to phone to confirm that I would be able to make this appointment, I questioned whether it would be cancelled and told no it is too important to cancel because I am overdue my check up, it seemed strange when cancer patients are being put on hold
Don't forget the NHS services are administrated by Trusts, whilst MSM tends to make sweeping quotes as to what's going on they often don't know the minutiae of individual hospitals. Going back to March of last year the local news told of all the surrounding hospitals considering cancelling elective operations, but our local hospital had already cancelled these ops, and even since then the MSM often mentions other hospitals in the area but rarely mentions ours which has been in the centre of a CV-19 hot spot for nearly the entire pandemic.
 
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