In the event Alton Towers is open on Saturday will you be attending?

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In the event Alton Towers is open on Saturday will you be attending?

  1. Yes

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    12.7%
  2. No

    37 vote(s)
    67.3%
  3. I can't see this poll

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    3.6%
  4. I wasn’t planning to visit until November anyway?

    9 vote(s)
    16.4%
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  1. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    Thank you to Matt 878787 for suggesting this, hope I get Matt N's seal of approval!
     
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  2. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    Is there a poll to click or do we just say yes/no in a post.

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  3. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    There is a poll at the top of this page, can you not see it?
    Edit: since some people can't see this poll, I have added an I can't see this poll option
     
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  4. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    Where’s the option for I wasn’t planning to visit until November anyway?
     
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  5. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    Added it for you
    Edit: just received the message about the meet cancellation, this thread may already be redundant
     
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  6. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    No. Why would you go against government advice.
     
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  7. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    Depends on the government and the advice. ;)
     
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  8. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    I will be queueing for loo roll at my local supermarket

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  9. ringo

    ringo TowersStreet Member

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    A responsible business wouldn’t open, it’s impossible for Merlin to protect everyone going through the turnstiles.

    All the advice about cleanliness etc won’t help as even before this you have dirty people going the loo without washing hands and then placing those same hands on restraints etc.

    I very much doubt staff will be wiping everything down every time or even every 30mins.

    Then Merlin will also have the hassle of prats jokingly coughing to get people out the way (yes there are people out there like that) and in that scenario how do you react? Ask the staff to self isolate just in case?

    It’s a lot of risk and is it worth it for your own health, no. The park will still be there 6 months time...
     
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  10. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    Not saying they're not right in this case but the government don't always know best. Let's remember that the government a few years ago told us to vote to stay in the EU and most voters didn't follow that advice. And goodnight :p
     
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  11. Matt N

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    We have a Premier Inn booked for the 28th March, and my parents are currently preparing to cancel it after today's advice. So my answer is almost definitely no; if the government has advised against non-essential travel, I will not be partaking in non-essential travel. The sooner we act, the sooner coronavirus will disappear (or at least, be contained to a degree).
     
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    The government certainly doesn't know best, otherwise they would have been far more swift in their action like other countries and the WHO advice.
     
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    I've cancelled my visit. It was still on this morning but after today's developments, I just can't go ahead.

    Driving over 200 miles and mingling with people is not essential travel nor minimal social contact.
     
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  14. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    I'll go if it's open.

    For one reason really, it's rumoured that (in the coming days) the government will announce compulsory 3 months home isolation for anyone with an underlying health issue. It might be the last time i get to go out this year.
     
  15. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    If you know you have a health issue why would you go out and put yourself and others at risk? Don't understand that
     
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  16. Dave

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    You continue your attempt to be a complete tool.
     
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    Listening to experts is back in fashion.
     
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    Because people with underllying health issues are about to be asked to stay in for three months. One last bit of fun before would be positive for the mental health.

    For some people that's just as life and death as catching the virus
     
  19. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    It seems after Alton towers most recent update at 17:15, they are still planning on opening. This confirms to me that merlin therefore don't prioritize the safety of the public and just want people coming through the door to take their cash
     
  20. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    Stop being a bully, it's not cool.
     
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