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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 23 August 20 12:06 BST (UK) »
Well it has become a way of life for me ,being old with health problems no one,other than my son ,has been in my house since well before lockdown .
Washing machine repair man excepted, in utility room on a day when all doors were open because of the heat ,I touched nothing before wiping down ,after he had gone.
I have in realty been in isolation since January as I could not see to go out .
Contrary to instructions my best eye was operated on first ,then an emergency with my worst eye brought that op forward so I really could not see well enough to go out.
My son comes once a week ,has not been inside though, with some fresh groceries.
Visitors stay in the garden and very very few of those .
It is incredibly lonely as I live alone ,but I am not in a high rise block or a third floor flat etc ,see passers by and can chat to neighbours whilst several metres apart.
There are many worse off them I am.
But life is slipping by ,I canít hug little GGrandson.nor grandson or granddaughter nor my children ,twol live down South and the eldest comes once a week with the fresh food shopping .He lives not too far away.
Granddaughter suffered an ectopic pregnancy with great complications  and now has much less chance of having a baby ,no hugs or kisses for her either.
Granddaughter in law also an induced miscarriage when no foetal heartbeat .
I write phone and email etc but it is not the same is it.
The signs are not good, some feel this is with us now for good and will never be completely eradicated , as yet no vaccine as for flu and it will go on .
But people- some - are incredibly blasť and careless ,selfish and ignorant in the face of information .
Andy Burnham Manchesterís Mayor, has it right ,-too late to impose lockdown too quick to lift it-.
Nothing  we oldies can do except obey the rules for others Ď and our own sakes .
I did not think my closing years would be like this, I was going to be off out and about all over the place ,being irresponsible for the first time in my life!
Ah well , many would swap with me even just to have a garden.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 23 August 20 12:31 BST (UK) »
Here, in the Isle of Man, there is no social distancing, and no need for face-masks.
Due to the island being covid free for over 90days ;D

However residents are allowed off the island, but must self-isolate for 14 days on return.

This week we have seen one person jailed for 6 weeks - he decided to go to the pub to watch football; and visited another pub the following day. He was bored?! :o
Also a 64 year-old company director decided to visit his bank, and travel out of town to buy a new phone. - he has been jailed for 4 weeks!

4 others have received police warnings.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 23 August 20 12:46 BST (UK) »
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 23 August 20 14:30 BST (UK) »
Here, in the Isle of Man, there is no social distancing, and no need for face-masks.
Due to the island being covid free for over 90days ;D

However residents are allowed off the island, but must self-isolate for 14 days on return.

This week we have seen one person jailed for 6 weeks - he decided to go to the pub to watch football; and visited another pub the following day. He was bored?! :o
Also a 64 year-old company director decided to visit his bank, and travel out of town to buy a new phone. - he has been jailed for 4 weeks!

4 others have received police warnings.

So, basically, you have your own miniature fascist state over there. Well done!
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 23 August 20 14:43 BST (UK) »
Youngtug - what an an appalling sign and how very distressing for those who have legitimate reasons not to wear masks. The Covid 19 virus seems to bring out a very nasty streak in some people. As for Isle of Man what is described seem to be the shocking excesses of an authoritarian state.
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 23 August 20 14:51 BST (UK) »
   The two local shops I use are still following all the rules, 3 people in at one time, checker on the door at one of them, etc. But I suppose they are used by people who will follow the rules anyway.
    My daughter came back from the supermarket in a bit of a state last week, as while she was there 2 coachloads of "East Europeans" arrived and caused a bit of chaos. We guess they were home-going fruit pickers stocking up!
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 23 August 20 15:03 BST (UK) »
I have noticed charity shops are careful about sanitising and the amount of customers. Asda has taken away all the barriers, sanitiser is sometimes empty and everyone goes in and out as they please, they lean over you to get what they want.

I'm confused, why was it wrong to go to the bank?
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 23 August 20 15:33 BST (UK) »
I'm confused, why was it wrong to go to the bank?
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Because he had returned from the UK and was supposed to quarantine

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-53868709

and the other one
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-53814795
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Re: Who remembers social distancing?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 August 20 15:35 BST (UK) »
I did not see mentioned in the post that he had beeen abroad, thank you.
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