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3 hours ago, redruby said:

There was too much of a push for ‘let’s get back to normal’ in early September and not enough thinking outside the box. Getting ALL kids back to school being a prime example. Some kind of blended online/face to face schooling should have been introduced WHERE POSSIBLE, particularly for secondary age pupils. 
Then there was the push to reduce home working and of course the return of university students.

All of these created environments with large numbers of people in confined spaces indoors and that was enough to get covid spreading rapidly. 
Unfortunately by this point a lot of people have started to think ‘just protect the vulnerable and let the rest of us get on as normal’ without any understanding of the implications of this.

Given there were literally thousands of buildings unable to open you'd have thought the government could have pressed some of those into service and rejigged some of them into tempary schools.  Bit late now. Anyway, lockdowns coming, just later than it should be.

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2 hours ago, melthebell said:

FFS, another day, another group of more than 6 meeting up.

3 were having breakfast here from 10, about 40 minutes later another group came in, they immediately started talking with the previous group and wanted to sit with them (7 altogether) when we said they couldn't, the first group paid and all trundled out together. They just don't get it, not respecting minor rules Now mean we will have a full lockdown for Christmas :( and they will be the first to whinge

Perhaps they all worked together, so they saw the 6 rule as pointless?

I havnt even got 5 friends, never mind them all meeting at once  :)

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3 hours ago, tinfoilhat said:

Given there were literally thousands of buildings unable to open you'd have thought the government could have pressed some of those into service and rejigged some of them into tempary schools.  Bit late now. Anyway, lockdowns coming, just later than it should be.

There are so many things that could have been done which would have prevented the situation being as bad as it is now. It was so obvious and predictable that it’s not so surprising that there are so many conspiracy theories around.

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An estimated 570,000 people in homes in England had coronavirus in the week ending 23 October, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

What would that mean for how many people have had the virus since Feb/March maybe as many as 10 million in the UK?

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1 hour ago, El Cid said:

Perhaps they all worked together, so they saw the 6 rule as pointless?

I havnt even got 5 friends, never mind them all meeting at once  :)

And business lunches are exempt from the rule.

 

When the rules have so many loopholes why should people want to stick to them.

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26 minutes ago, Mister M said:

Sky News is reporting the results of  new study which shows The Eat Out to Help Out scheme caused a "significant" rise in new coronavirus infections.

 

Find out more here:

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-eat-out-to-help-out-accelerated-second-wave-of-covid-19-study-says-12118285?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

I doubt whether the report could could say it was the scheme that caused the increase? 

 

More likely the people travelling to & from the restaurants, not observing social distancing or lying abouts being in their particular 'bubbles' but out with others from different 'bubbles' or even chancing going out, when they should have been self-isolating? 

Edited by Baron99

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1 hour ago, Baron99 said:

I doubt whether the report could could say it was the scheme that caused the increase? 

 

More likely the people travelling to & from the restaurants, not observing social distancing or lying abouts being in their particular 'bubbles' but out with others from different 'bubbles' or even chancing going out, when they should have been self-isolating? 

we're a small restaurant, only had one full year, so not that busy tbh, in that month we went from 2 - 8 people an evening to 40 - 50 every evening and booked up in advance, i dread to think how busy the bigger places were

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The Times are reporting tomorrow that Johnson is considering a national lockdown

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Mister M said:

The Times are reporting tomorrow that Johnson is considering a national lockdown

 

 

And the Mail.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8898985/Boris-Johnson-announce-national-coronavirus-lockdown-WEEK-save-Christmas.html

 

Presumably Boris will be wearing a Santa suit to make the announcement...................

 

Boris is being consitent in his "do what France does but the week after" approach to covid

 

Edited by Longcol

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5 minutes ago, Longcol said:

And the Mail.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8898985/Boris-Johnson-announce-national-coronavirus-lockdown-WEEK-save-Christmas.html

 

Presumably Boris will be wearing a Santa suit to make the announcement...................

 

Boris is being consitent in his "do what France does but the week after" approach to covid

 

Only last week Johnson was lambasting Starmer at PMQs for suggesting taking such an approach....

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Why has news of an impending lockdown been leaked to the Mail and the Times on a Friday night 🤔

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