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YnysMon

Please Take Covid-19 Precautions Seriously

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I've just heard that my next door neighbour passed away last night, having contracted the virus. She was in her mid 60s but did have health issues. I must admit it has shaken me up. She was a lovely lady, always ready to help our if we needed anything.

Up until now this Coronavirus scare has all seemed a bit unreal, just a case of working at home, which I didn't mind. I hope my news will convince those who just see all the restrictions as a bit of a nuisance that they are necessary.

Helen

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Sad to read your news Helen 

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That’s very sad, I can imagine how real it must have become being so close. I spent a while yesterday trying to explain to a friend how the numbers of infected people escalate from just one infected person. She just hadn’t thought it through and I think there are a lot of folk like that. It’s also the young who think they are immune or will only get it lightly and don’t realise how easily they can pass it on themselves. The news channels say that we are still 2/3 weeks away from the peak so a long way to go yet.

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It is indeed very real.I think theres still a problem with transport and shops.They seem to be the hot sports.

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4 hours ago, YnysMon said:

Up until now this Coronavirus scare has all seemed a bit unreal, just a case of working at home, which I didn't mind. I hope my news will convince those who just see all the restrictions as a bit of a nuisance that they are necessary.

Helen

Given my health situation, and others like me, I can certainly add my plea to yours. I don't think £30 fines will cut it for the idiots holding barbeques and the like. I would have thought £100 nearer the mark. I guess it feels so surreal because it's so unusual but we do need to take it seriously. Thankfully that is not a problem on here.

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Hard as it is to have freedom so limited by the state I for one can understand the reasons behind the actions.

I wonder how many people on here remember a tv drama back in the 1970's called "survivors",

The series was based on a group of the few people still left after a virus had wiped out most of the worlds population.

God willing this current situation will never reach that point.

However, we can all help by following the advice given by our government which is based on scientific and medical advice.

If remaining indoors and venturing out as little as possible can slow down the spread of this virus and potentially save many lives then it is our duty to follow the rules as instructed.

The police are not going to have an easy job enforcing the rules but they know lives depend on them doing so and they really need to have the powers to carry out that duty.

I feel for you Helen having lost your neighbour and friend but thank you for posting on here and issuing your plea for people to really take this serioiusly.

Keep safe everybody

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Helen such sad news. That must be a real shock.

We're definitely doing the best we can here to follow what has been said. I felt like a walk after I finished working today, it looked so lovely outside. But I didn't want to do it and spent five minutes in the garden instead. 

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Yes, it was a shock. I’m wondering how her family are coping. An elderly Aunt of mine died yesterday (not of Covid-19...she was in her late 90s and had dementia). The family are struggling with the idea that they can’t even have a church funeral as the local Vicar is in isolation. A lot of the family can’t attend anyway as they are NHS workers and are having to be extra careful. Really sad for them too. 

Is it busy where you are Jean? I must admit I wouldn’t hesitate to go for a walk in our neighbourhood, as it’s very quiet and it’s easy to give people a wide berth. The important thing is to be able to get outside, but not where there are lots of other people. I was reading today how they’ve closed the car parks in Norfolk seaside towns to try to discourage visitors.

Helen

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It’s not too busy, a few families out on bikes, people walking their dogs, deliveries arriving. I think what hit home and emphasised the seriousness even more was the change this week when I walked to the Co-op near where I live, the socially distanced queue outside Boots where they were only serving people at the door, not allowing them in. And the line I had to stand behind away from the till while my shopping was scanned through. 

But I have a new game. Where I work at home looks out across the street. I’m now playing Delivery Van Bingo! Yesterday I only saw DPD, Royal Mail and Sainsbury’s. Maybe today I will cross a few more off! 

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9 minutes ago, SwanR said:

It’s not too busy, a few families out on bikes, people walking their dogs, deliveries arriving. I think what hit home and emphasised the seriousness even more was the change this week when I walked to the Co-op near where I live, the socially distanced queue outside Boots where they were only serving people at the door, not allowing them in. And the line I had to stand behind away from the till while my shopping was scanned through. 

But I have a new game. Where I work at home looks out across the street. I’m now playing Delivery Van Bingo! Yesterday I only saw DPD, Royal Mail and Sainsbury’s. Maybe today I will cross a few more off! 

Let us know when you have a full house.

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We still take our usual walk into the town each morning as it's the only exercise we get and we  are worried about the prospect of the health issues we'd be left with at the end of what promises to be a  long haul. We seldom see anyone except this morning we saw the police patrol car making  sure there was no one out flouting the rules, they gave us a  friendly wave. Glad they're keeping an eye on things as a group of lads go past our house most afternoons, Hopefully they'll  get caught and stopped from doing that. Our days haven't altered that much really except we go shopping a little less often and don't go to London to see the family every 2 weeks, which obviously we miss, Mollie No.1 granddaughter has been working from home for the last 2 weeks , Phoebe N.o 2 Granddaughter  is fed up as Herts. University shut it's doors a week ago and she is in the middle of a project that she is keen to finish. This situation is much harder for the youngsters than for us wrinklies I think.

 

Carole

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23 minutes ago, addicted said:

This situation is much harder for the youngsters than for us wrinklies I think.

It really shouldn't be! The youngsters have been socialising via facebook so much over the last few years, they hardly know what "meeting people" means.

How many parents have been yelling at their kids "for Pete's sake get away from that bloody screen and go outside"

I bet those kids have got smug grins that would make a Cheshire Cat blush.

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I've been out this afternoon on the playing field behind my house but for a more community minded reason than just to flout rules, there's been a water leak that has flooded the footpath in a few of the tight spots making dog walking a right pain and those that have ventured round have to pick the same route to avoid the deep bits, so I went round with a spade and dug a few small channels to the brook at the deepest bits to get it to drain, it's being repaired now but will take a week for the field to drain.

I'm lucky in that I'm still working for now as it's a small company with a couple off self isolating, one working from home, and we can keep mostly good spaces between us, a few are moaning as they'd rather be at home getting 80% money but I'd rather be there with something to do, any other summer and I'd take the 80% like a shot but there's no point when I can't go anywhere.

I gotta add that we are not "essential" by any means but the gaffer says he's checked out what is allowable so untill told different I'll keep on, the nearest we do to essential is turning rich boys money into import tax/vat/paye/ni, but that has got to be pretty useful right now.(and make another rich boy richer....)

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I went for a walk today, as today is one of my fortnightly 'non-working days'. We have a number of really wide pedestrian/cycle routes nearby, and the one along the Grand Union Canal has a bridleway to the side of it, so loads of room ensure 'social distancing'. It's quite funny actually, as everyone that we met were very good at walking/cycling as far away from us as possible, and us them. Also far more people said 'hello' than is usual, so that was nice.

Actually we went for a picnic, which we haven't done since our kids were little, and our eldest son came along too. We went as far as a new Marina complex that is being built just to the south of our area of Milton Keynes (the construction site was active). I took some photos, so I'll post on that under the 'My Day' thread.

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It’s now completely acceptable to cross the road to avoid people!!

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with the added bonus the roads are a lot clearer

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2 hours ago, grendel said:

with the added bonus the roads are a lot clearer

And you don't need to iron anything as no-one is likely to notice! :default_coat:

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14 minutes ago, Hockham Admiral said:

And you don't need to iron anything as no-one is likely to notice! :default_coat:

I suggested that to Matron, her reply,

"No, that is the path to anarchy and the breakdown of society"  :default_rofl:

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Another reminder should anybody need it by now, as I have just found out a good friend of the family has died tonight from the Covid virus

Stay safe everyone

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I’m really sorry to hear your news Jay. It’s frightening how there are more forum members today reporting deaths of friends, or friends of friends. This does seem to be spreading quickly. Stay safe. Hope your family are okay.

Everyone stay safe! 

Helen

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I'm sorry to have a rant on this tonight, but I knew this was going to happen. It seems that if I have read this right, there has been a surge according to some newspapers of out of date food being discarded. There are alot of stupid people out there that have been bulk buying through of fear, then dumping because it is out of date. These people are not only stupid, selfish and seem to have money to waste.

But then you get people who applaud the unsung heroes and those who go out of their way to help others and go that extra mile to do good for other people in life.

Along with certain people who think it is fun to cough over supermarket food or OAP's, use the CV for their own gain in scams, I'm lost with the lack of IQ and integrity with some people.

At the moment my faith in humanity is in the middle of the road!

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Fortunately for every idiot there are thousands of good Samaritans quietly helping complete strangers.

Focus on the good works and don't give the idiots publicity.

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Oh wow, I am so sorry to hear the bad times people are experiencing on this forum, as well as the wider world. Let us hope a brighter future is just around the corner

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21 hours ago, psychicsurveyor said:

don't give the idiots publicity.

oi, wots wrong wiv us idiots?

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Having expressed an interest in the forum quiz, I would have to respectfully agree, what is wrong with us idiots :default_biggrin:

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