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« Reply #72 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Sky News a few secs ago - increased measures to quarantine the over 70s to be brought in soon  ::)

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« Reply #73 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:33 GMT (UK) »
I have just heard that too on the news gadget.

At the moment we have plenty of food in the freezer etc so are not worried about that at the moment.

My O/H is concerned about walking our dog if we are confined to the house (both over 70) never mind us but he will go stir crazy. Well at least we have a garden.

It is becoming more and more concerning and contradictory at times. Suppose we will just have to adapt to our "new lives" in the interest of containing the virus.

Plenty of books too so will not get bored.

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« Reply #74 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:42 GMT (UK) »
We can also chat on here. Dorrie :)

(will we get our loo paper delivered?  ;D )
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« Reply #75 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:44 GMT (UK) »
I'm glad we are keeping our sense of humour here and hopefully our sanity, some of the comments have really made me chuckle!

I think the toilet roll frenzy is for when we are under "house arrest" as I like to call it. 



 
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« Reply #76 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:44 GMT (UK) »
I hadn't heard the over 70's bit, just ' the elderly' . So that means my husband will be quarantined but I won't ......that's going to be fun!!

Gadget I'd heard flour was in shortage in the north east but I'm not sure why it would be. A friend text me asking me to look out for tinned butter beans as he couldn't get any near to Newcastle. I couldn't find any either. No idea why not!
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« Reply #77 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:46 GMT (UK) »
My daughter works at Apple and found out yesterday that all Apple stores world wide (apart from China) are closing for two weeks.

I read that people’s phones are like petri dishes. My daughter hates handling them at any time, and this virus had made her quite concerned about going to work. She uses so many alcohol wipes to clean phones, and her hands after handing the phones, that the skin is peeling off her fingers.

Apple had introduced measures to distance people and security to limit the numbers of people in store, but that was fairly short lived as they (wisely) decided to close up shop for two weeks.

What happens after two weeks with any shops and schools which are closing, when the numbers with the virus are likely to be larger then, who knows .....

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« Reply #78 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:48 GMT (UK) »

(will we get our loo paper delivered?  ;D )

Yes - 'junk mail'

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« Reply #79 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:49 GMT (UK) »
Of course we can chat on here - silly me forgot to mention that   :-[

As for getting our loo paper delivered that will depend if they have any. Maybe we will get a substitute - Newspaper -  ;D ;D  That will keep us oldies occupied cutting it into squares and hanging it on string  ;D ;D

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« Reply #80 on: Saturday 14 March 20 22:50 GMT (UK) »

(will we get our loo paper delivered?  ;D )

Yes - 'junk mail'

Meals on Wheels here are delivering toilet paper with the meals, which I think is a terrific idea.

So far, there are no restrictions here on “old people” going out. I hope they introduce that to keep my father indoors.  ;)