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Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Jb85, 14th Feb 2020.

  1. Mr Pearse

    Mr Pearse TowersStreet Member

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    I know the feeling. When we announced lockdown for a further 3 weeks a few days back we got told to ignore so to speak what Boris had to say. So I’m still in a muddle how this works with us welsh residents.
     
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    You can do sport, but with family members only.
     
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    I meant professional sport.
     
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  4. Spark

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    exactly. I know our family have been at home for 6 weeks. Not gone out, but if we met up we would still respect the SD instruction.

    VE Day showed how irresponsible people are but not all of us.
     
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    Generally agree with what Boris said but it was all very vague. I hope there is more clear guidance this week
     
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    He should of done a full Q&A so he could be questioned on the ideas.

    All this has done is made no one none the wiser
     
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    Full Q&A tomorrow night as usual.
     
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    It doesn't seem too tricky to me? Go about your business but keep socially distancing. That includes work.
    Whatever you want to do, if you can't do it while socially distant then don't do it.
     
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    As for the own family thing, I'm pretty certain that means in your own home. Not visiting the extended cousins and park party.

    One thing that appears to have been glossed over is that fines are increasing for those who flout (the very flimsy) rules.I'm sure beach visits are still not allowed, so if you do go expect a bigger whallop to the wallet.
     
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    Well you say that, but you're allowed to exercise, sunbath, sit down outdoors, and travel to a place to do the above. Trip to a beach could easily fit into those (excessively loose) restrictions...
     
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  11. Mr Pearse

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    By the weekend no doubt you’ll see many people already attempt it.
     
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    That what i thought about it.

    The one thing that confuses me. I can go into my mums house to render care. However my wife and daughter can't sit over 2 metres away from her in the back garden.



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  13. BarryZola

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    If I'm a boss of a company and I know that if I call my workers back in now but due to the current situation we're only going to be making about 30% of the money we usually do but I still have to pay my workers 100% of their wages, or I can still mothball the company for a month or so longer and get the government to pay them 80% of their wages what am I going to do? (I don't own a company by the way)
     
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    You take a few of your staff back on to manage, but keep most under furlough until business picks up.
    That is what a large number of small businesses are doing.
    I will be doing about 50% of my work, but I am simply barred from some places until restrictions are lifted.
    So I will remain on the settee drinking beer in the afternoons for another month.
    Damn.
     
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  15. BarryZola

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    Fair point. Eventually Sunak will pull the rug from under them though and they'll have to sink or swim in the new reality of a weaker economy.
     
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    To be fair Boris can’t win, announce anything and he gets destroyed for not announcing it in parliament, doesn’t announce anything and still get destroyed for not been clear enough.

    All will become clear tomorrow and Tuesday, I read the chancellor will up the anti and refuse to pay furlough in Wales and Scotland unless they follow UK rules.
     
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    Removed.

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    Unfortunately I can see people taking advantage of these new rules. I know there's a larger fine but you always get ignorant people with the "rules are meant to broken" mentality. I expect my local seaside town to be full of day trippers acting like it's just another normal day and sit on the beach with their mates. I might be a little cynical here, but it's the minority that will ruin for this for us tbh.
     
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  20. imanautie

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    I'm assuming the government are expecting a certain percentage to ignore all rules, I'm curious exactly how many people they expect to ignore the rules with it still being overall safe.

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