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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #144 on: Monday 13 April 20 20:41 BST (UK) »
Well, my wife and I have, after three complete weeks of "lockdown", arrived at the conclusion that joggers are, in the main but not all, the most selfish users of the footpaths as they jog along, oblivious to people walking towards them, as if they don't exist, and keeping on ahead as if deviation from their course is impossible. A small minority do take avoiding actions but I'm afraid the majority seem to think the footpaths are there for their sole use.  >:(
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My daughter and granddaughter did the same even though they live in deepest, darkest England. I sort of look on my daughter as a missionary!. Cymru Am Byth.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #145 on: Monday 13 April 20 20:51 BST (UK) »
Not only joggers,  cyclists, one man racing a  child nearly had me off my feet, the child on the  road  and the unthinking adult was on the  pavement, no concern about distancing, if I had wobbled slightly he would have had me he was so near

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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #146 on: Monday 13 April 20 21:38 BST (UK) »
Our lockdown in France has been extended to 11 May when - if all goes well - schools will begin to reopen, although restaurants, hotels, etc will remain closed and public gatherings will be limited. Older and more vulnerable people will remain in isolation and I suspect there may be regional differences too. That will make a total of 8 weeks lockdown nationally, with some restrictions here locally for a little over a week before that.

Time is starting to drag a little, especially with the lovely Spring weather making us want to be outside in the countryside - and not just within 1 km of the house for an hour once per day! But I'm trying to stay positive: all the family remains healthy, my husband can work almost normally from home, and there are no shortages in the local supermarket, so we're among the lucky ones.

My brother organised a Zoom meeting for us and my sister this evening, and we had a great chat - next week he's going to extend it to our adult children, so that's something else to look forward to.

Small steps, but at least we now have a rough timeline to work to, and I definitely prefer that to being in limbo.

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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #147 on: Monday 13 April 20 21:42 BST (UK) »
Obvious questions Manchester Rambler but will the French, and perhaps also EU, economy survive this and indeed will the French people acept it?
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #148 on: Monday 13 April 20 22:26 BST (UK) »
So far lockdown has been quite well respected - fines for non-respect are quite high (with imprisonment for repeat offenders), which probably helps. There's inevitably a certain amount of concern about the economy, but the government seems to be trying to convey that the bottom line is you need a healthy working population.

I obviously can't speak for the country as a whole, but among my friends and family here the general attitude is acceptance/resignation. The wind orchestra I belong to has a group e-mail circulating with bad jokes and plans for a booze-up refined celebration when gatherings of up to 50 people are authorised again, but everyone seems to accept that for now it's not possible.
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #149 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 09:17 BST (UK) »
2 young men jailed on Isle of Man for offences related to Covid-19.

One person was absent from a residence and also failed to follow medical instructions, officers say - he's been sentenced to six weeks in jail.

Another male had already been warned but was found drinking and socialising on a beach - he's been given four weeks.

Should be tougher punishments in England (don't know what the rest of UK is like).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-52277535

Three weeks of lockdown restrictions and it's still not getting through to some people.
The only punishment mentioned was a fine for the driver. Surely the rest of the family committed an offence.
What's the fine? 60 - less if paid quickly?
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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #150 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 09:35 BST (UK) »
Will the British economy survive this? of course it will & so will the French & EU.

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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #151 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 09:51 BST (UK) »
2 young men jailed on Isle of Man for offences related to Covid-19.

One person was absent from a residence and also failed to follow medical instructions, officers say - he's been sentenced to six weeks in jail.

Another male had already been warned but was found drinking and socialising on a beach - he's been given four weeks.

Should be tougher punishments in England (don't know what the rest of UK is like).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-52277535

Three weeks of lockdown restrictions and it's still not getting through to some people.
The only punishment mentioned was a fine for the driver. Surely the rest of the family committed an offence.
What's the fine? 60 - less if paid quickly?

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Re: Stay Home Stay Safe (Part 9)
« Reply #152 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 16:03 BST (UK) »
... and that it's not their fault. Don't forget that, PharmaT, they'll always find someone else to hold responsible.
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