26th March 2020 at 2:15 pm #92195maverick1973Participant580 pts
Pagan-How could I possibly have done English[or any other] literature,in the planet Klingon?26th March 2020 at 2:20 pm #92196threepsParticipant163 pts
Guys it’s pretty simple, in the UK all non-essential travel is prohibited. If you crash, injurer yourself or whatever you will put a burden on the emergency services at a time they don’t need extra work! If you are stopped you will be in trouble.
Exercise within your own neighbourhood whilst respecting the 2m rule. Take the car for supplies or to work if you have to go in. That’s it. Stay at home all other times. It’s shit but we are living in a shit moment sadly.26th March 2020 at 2:29 pm #92197
Sky Reporting North Yorkshire Police says it will use Check points to stop vehicles and ask drivers if their journey is essential.26th March 2020 at 2:33 pm #92198
Mav, according to Google the mileage between Horsham and Brighton is 23.4 miles and the mileage between Horsham and Worthing is 19.8 miles.
But that’s irrelevant really my mate shouldn’t be going to either for the reasons threeps states above specifically “Daily exercise should be taken locally to your home. Under government guidance all travel is limited to essential travel only. This is to help ensure that our emergency services aren’t put under even more pressure during this time.”
26th March 2020 at 2:40 pm #92200
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Where I live it is very quite indeed. Hardly a car and hardly a person26th March 2020 at 2:42 pm #92201
Same here Adlab. Just about to catch some rays in the garden before my one dog walk exercise.26th March 2020 at 2:45 pm #92202
“North Yorkshire Police will introduce vehicle checkpoints to help support the government lockdown and stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The checkpoints, due to start today (26th March), will be unannounced and could appear anywhere any time.
Officers will be stopping vehicles and asking motorists where they are going, why they are going there, and reminding them to stay at home.
The force says this is to ensure motorists are complying with Government restrictions and only making essential journeys.
Coronavirus: What are the new rules and regulations?
Earlier this week, the Government announced significant changes to our way of life, instructing us to stay at home.
Under the new rules we should only go out for basic necessities, a medical need, to care for or help a vulnerable person, or travel to work (but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home).
These measures are backed up by legislation allowing the police to fine people and disperse groups of people who do not comply.
Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker, said: “The new and significant restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Monday evening spell out very clearly what each and every one of us must do to save lives. The message is clear and the warning stark. Stay at home, save lives.
“These are the lives of the people we know and love. Our partners, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents. You may never be in such a position again where your simple actions will lead directly to saving lives.
“Alongside the new restrictions, the Government announced new powers to enforce them. I know the vast majority of people will follow the restrictions without question, as they have done so already.
“And as the legislation comes into force, the roadside checks will help us to reinforce the messaging. So we ask people not to make non-essential journeys, and to understand the definition of essential. We sincerely hope that we won’t have to resort to enforcement action, but if people do not comply, we will.
“We’ll also be out on foot, with a highly visible policing presence, to disperse groups, enforce the social distancing measures and remind people of the seriousness of the situation we are facing.
“Please continue to look after each other, try and make the most of this unprecedented opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones, and remember we are here for you if you need us.”26th March 2020 at 3:51 pm #92206
All lower league football cancelled, all results expunged….Pagan26th March 2020 at 3:53 pm #92207Brian blueParticipant369 pts
Well I must admit if a lot ofpeople did go for a short drive, not even get out of car, this could present other problems as well, however, Oldies like me would have liked a short drive out because I can see it being very stressful for others, then the NHS will be stretched more and also give more daft ideas to the politician who thought there was too many oldies anyway and should be allowed to pass on….charming person The situation has to be controlled though and it is unlikely everyone will follow the rules if allowed to “potter out” With everywhere closed though I do not see where they could go26th March 2020 at 4:02 pm #92208
Sorry Mav, an alien invasion of earth, that’s either a history lesson or aspiration for you…..Pagan26th March 2020 at 4:34 pm #92211
All football in England below the three divisions that make up the National League will end immediately and all results will be expunged.
It means there will be no promotion or relegation in these leagues.
The same will happen in the women’s game below the Women’s Super League and Championship level.
However, the National League, National League North and South, WSL and Women’s Championship will continue towards a conclusion “as quickly as possible”.
The Football Association said it was “reviewing all options” to complete the men’s FA Cup, which had reached the quarter-final stage, and other cup competitions.
Things to come?
Hope everybody and families are keeping well26th March 2020 at 5:12 pm #92212
Understandable imo Adlab. Scrap this season’s FA Cup. Freeze this season and start planning for next season whenever that will be.26th March 2020 at 5:16 pm #92213
“People who continue to flout coronavirus lockdown rules could be arrested by police, the Home Office has said. Officers can tell them to go home, leave or disperse an area, and they can also make sure parents are stopping their children breaking the law. Those who refuse to comply could be fined £60, while second-time offenders could be handed a £120 fixed penalty notice, which doubles again with each further repeat offence. Anyone not paying the penalty can be taken to court, with magistrates able to impose unlimited fines. Police officers talk to a group in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre.Police are ramping up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.Announcing the new enforcement powers, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: ‘The Prime Minister has been clear on what we need to do: stay at home to protect our NHS and save lives. ‘All our frontline services really are the best of us and are doing an incredible job to stop this terrible virus from spreading. For all the latest news and updates on Coronavirus, click here. For our Coronavirus live blog click here. ‘That’s why I’m giving the police these new enforcement powers, to protect the public and keep people safe.’ It comes after police forces across the UK ramped up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. A woman is stopped by police at a vehicle checkpoint in York (Picture: PA) The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked people to stay at home to help in the fight against Covid-19 (Picture: Grant Falvey/LNP) Officers in North Yorkshire Police announced they will use checkpoints to stop motorists making journeys that are not essential. Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker, said: ‘The new and significant restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Monday evening spell out very clearly what each and every one of us must do to save lives. ‘The message is clear and the warning stark. Stay at home, save lives. These are the lives of the people we know and love. ‘Our partners, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents. Mounted police on patrol in Greenwich Park, London this afternoon (Picture: Grant Falvey/LNP) ‘You may never be in such a position again where your simple actions will lead directly to saving lives.’ The force said the checkpoints will be unannounced and could appear anywhere any time. Pictures from Plymouth revealed how Devon and Cornwall police are also stopping drivers who are out on the roads amid lockdown measures. Road-blocks have been established in Plymouth, Devon, and in Cornwall where 150 vehicles were checked in Penzance, Hayle, and St Ives.” The Metro26th March 2020 at 5:29 pm #92214MikusParticipant208 pts
This from a recently retired pathologist and NHS consultant pathologist makes interesting reading and raises important points on the way the data is currently being reported. We need to assess quickly what the situation is, or else the cure is potentially much worse than the disease.
As it says, “The moral debate is not lives vs money. It is lives vs lives. It will take months, perhaps years, if ever, before we can assess the wider implications of what we are doing. The damage to children’s education, the excess suicides, the increase in mental health problems, the taking away of resources from other health problems that we were dealing with effectively. Those who need medical help now but won’t seek it, or might not be offered it. And what about the effects on food production and global commerce, that will have unquantifiable consequences for people of all ages, perhaps especially in developing economies?“26th March 2020 at 5:29 pm #92215CriticalmaKParticipant38 pts
I’m also of the mind that people should not go exercising out and around the place. Steveo, you can stay away from people as you said but there are always little things that you might not think about, an example being that you sat on a bench. Maybe you place your hand over the same spot as the last person, or next person… Maybe a jogger sweated on it and after you brush your clothes down upon standing, you then wipe your face 5 mins later..
Also, just being outside and avoiding people doesnt mean you’re safe. Someone can cough and the wind could blow it right into you from 5 meters away.
I had a thing happen to me before, it was late at night and I used to live band on in Cork City centre.. so I was walking to meet people for a pint and I went around a corner and this guy was walking towards me as I got around it. He had clearly been in a fight. His face was bloody and he had it in his teeth. He kinda lightly blew through the gap in his teeth in a kinda depressed/anxious display. well, even though he was at least 3-4 meters away, I felt a speck of it land in my eye.
The reason i can remember this is because it instantly hit me that I could transmit something from him. That would be just my bloody luck. This freak occurrence and of course he had blood in his mouth… Now that was over 10 years ago now and I’ve had many a blood test since then and no issues but…
My point is that there is a strong random element when you’re dealing with other people and a variable environment.
I don’t wanna be critical of people who feel they need to get out, it’s a natural thing and you’re having a rougher time of it so far than many others but for people in general, I’d definitely say to stay in unless you need to get food or medicine. I don’t think feeling anxious from being indoors is a good enough excuse for most, unless they are extremely careful and live in an area that is void of people etc.
As for yourself, you don’t want your depression to get the better of you , so work doubly hard to avoid people if you do it.26th March 2020 at 6:27 pm #92216
There always are going to be random happenings but they are massively exceptional. If we put the random exceptions to one side, keeping 2m apart,or more, seems sensible. The alternative is utter total lockdown. I am not a scientist but it is sensible to go with the experts until they are proved wrong.26th March 2020 at 6:39 pm #92217
Mak, we are all allowed to go out in the UK we just have to follow the Government’s guidelines people just need to be sensible and follow the guidelines if they don’t it seems the Police are now going to enforce those guidelines.
Using my pal and his wife as an example he went on a 40 mile round trip yesterday to sit beside the Sea at Worthing it’s something he does regularly but regularlity has gone out of the window now for us all.
Also as threeps rightly said “you crash, injurer yourself or whatever you will put a burden on the emergency services at a time they don’t need extra work!”
And the Police have now confirmed “If you are stopped you will be in trouble”.
There was a report on our town site today that the Police stopped a car with a lady and gentleman in it and their dog they were stopped and asked where they were going and there reply was they were going out for a drive to take their dog for a walk the Policeman sent them home and told them to walk their dog from there.
We aren’t in normal times look at the terrible situations in both Italy and Spain we have to take note of the Government guidelines and not make non essential journeys. That doesn’t mean we can’t go out and participate in some exercise on a daily basis albeit that it might have to be a bit more limited and a bit more local than it previously was.26th March 2020 at 7:25 pm #92218
It’s ok for us grown ups, we can see the sense of the lock down and for some of us that have to still go to work there’s still at least a bit of normality and social interaction.
For me I don’t have any grass roots footy or cricket which I miss.
My eldest has been laid off from his engineering apprenticeship for 5 weeks, his workplace is shut but he gets 80% of his wages. He seems to be doing ok at the moment but it’s early days. His refereeing at the weekends has stopped as has his cricket practice and coaching that he does.
The youngest is going to find it hardest though, was in her GCSE year, 2 days notice and that’s school over, so all that social interaction has gone, on top of that her prom has gone (not going into the cost of the dress) She’s also quite talented sports wise, plays ladies footy both Saturday and Sunday, that’s gone as have the associated practices. She also had cricket practices for various clubs, they’ve gone, she represents at county level and has to go through selection every year which finished just before lock down, so all her hard work in getting selected again was probably in vain. So she’s gone from all that and doing revision to nothing.
We are fortunate in the fact we have a treadmill and cross trainer in the garage which they are now using, but it is really tough for the kids that have gone from a really full schedule to nothing, so I can understand why some of them are going down the park for a kick about. It’s not right and mine won’t be doing it, but we all have to realise it is a difficult time for them, and when you add in natural teenage rebellion you can see why so e are doing it……Pagan26th March 2020 at 8:12 pm #9221926th March 2020 at 8:14 pm #92220
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