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12 hours ago, hobinfoot said:

A woman from Bradford was interviewed on look north and said she would not follow any new lock down measures because she didn’t like them. 

Look North also again interviewed Chris Gaskin of Energy Mill Gym in Shipley.  It showed him in his gym with customers exercising away, despite the fact he's supposed to be closed & there he was again, saying he's providing a valuable service. 

 

Contrast him with another gym owner who was interviewed & was closed, abiding by the COVID-19 regulations. 

 

I can't understand why Mr Gaskin has been interviewed twice in 3 days yet the authorities haven't taken any action against him? 

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42 minutes ago, Baron99 said:

Look North also again interviewed Chris Gaskin of Energy Mill Gym in Shipley.  It showed him in his gym with customers exercising away, despite the fact he's supposed to be closed & there he was again, saying he's providing a valuable service. 

 

Contrast him with another gym owner who was interviewed & was closed, abiding by the COVID-19 regulations. 

 

I can't understand why Mr Gaskin has been interviewed twice in 3 days yet the authorities haven't taken any action against him? 

If he's been in Australia he'd have been fined £10k twice. I'd jail him, fine each moron who walks out a couple of grand. We're either serious about this or we're not.

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1 hour ago, tinfoilhat said:

If he's been in Australia he'd have been fined £10k twice. I'd jail him, fine each moron who walks out a couple of grand. We're either serious about this or we're not.

With you (and Baron99) on this.  I'll add that I'm fed up of seeing businesses proudly displaying "You must wear a mask" type messages on their doors, then ignoring it when customers without one come in.

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52 minutes ago, Thirsty Relic said:

With you (and Baron99) on this.  I'll add that I'm fed up of seeing businesses proudly displaying "You must wear a mask" type messages on their doors, then ignoring it when customers without one come in.

Went to get a loaf of bread yesterday at my local shop and it had around 5 people in and only me was wearing a mask and I shan't be going there again. Went for a haircut to the local barbers and no one was wearing any there either.

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1 minute ago, apelike said:

Went to get a loaf of bread yesterday at my local shop and it had around 5 people in and only me was wearing a mask and I shan't be going there again. Went for a haircut to the local barbers and no one was wearing any there either.

Apparently you don’t have to wear masks at barbers and hairdressers. Mine is insisting their clients do though. 

 

Its worth bearing in mind that not all disabilities are visible and we shouldn’t make assumptions or challenge people not wearing a mask for this reason.

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49 minutes ago, apelike said:

Went to get a loaf of bread yesterday at my local shop and it had around 5 people in and only me was wearing a mask and I shan't be going there again. Went for a haircut to the local barbers and no one was wearing any there either.

You dont need to wear a mask at the barbers

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2 hours ago, Thirsty Relic said:

With you (and Baron99) on this.  I'll add that I'm fed up of seeing businesses proudly displaying "You must wear a mask" type messages on their doors, then ignoring it when customers without one come in.

 

1 hour ago, redruby said:

 

 

Its worth bearing in mind that not all disabilities are visible and we shouldn’t make assumptions or challenge people not wearing a mask for this reason.

It is. I know several people who are exempt from mask wearing, and who no longer use public transport and restrict their shopping as they are anxious about the hostility of some members of the public.

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24 minutes ago, andyofborg said:

You dont need to wear a mask at the barbers

I had my hair cut about 5 weeks ago & I had a mask on when I entered the barbers & was requested to keep it on. 

 

The barber had so much PPE on, they looked like they were going to perform open heart surgery. 

Edited by Baron99

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1 hour ago, redruby said:

Apparently you don’t have to wear masks at barbers and hairdressers. Mine is insisting their clients do though. 

 

Its worth bearing in mind that not all disabilities are visible and we shouldn’t make assumptions or challenge people not wearing a mask for this reason.

I think it is fine to politely ask someone why they are not wearing a face covering in a shop.

 

Challenging is a different matter.

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2 minutes ago, Pettytom said:

I think it is fine to politely ask someone why they are not wearing a face covering in a shop.

 

Challenging is a different matter.

I think the people who don't wear masks fall into two categories - those who for medical reasons can't wear them, and belligerent arseholes. 

 

I reserve the right to silently judge them though.

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11 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

I think the people who don't wear masks fall into two categories - those who for medical reasons can't wear them, and belligerent arseholes. 

 

I reserve the right to silently judge them though.

To be fair, I haven’t encountered many.

 

I’ve been in two different Tesco’s and Curry’s today. Everyone was appropriately dressed. 
 

Same thing yesterday in town., with the exception of one family in John Lewis.
 

I think most people will get used to

the idea pretty quickly.

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36 minutes ago, Pettytom said:

I think it is fine to politely ask someone why they are not wearing a face covering in a shop.

 

Challenging is a different matter.

Many disabled people who are exempt from wearing masks would feel extremely threated and challenged if 'politely' asked why they are not wearing a mask.

 

I've previously described how 2 people I know no longer use public transport and now limit their shopping, despite being exempt from mask wearing, as they are very anxious about how some members of the public are hostile towards people with hidden disabilities not wearing masks.

32 minutes ago, tinfoilhat said:

I think the people who don't wear masks fall into two categories - those who for medical reasons can't wear them, and belligerent arseholes. 

 

I reserve the right to silently judge them though.

How does the silent judging work when you can't tell the difference between the 2?

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