Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

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Joan wrote:
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Six more sign ups today! Everyone is being so generous.

I really hope it's overkill, but even in worst case scenarios, we shall have some able bodied helpers.
I managed to collect prescriptions and post letters for a neighbour last week, but now we're self-isolating too.
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ransos wrote:
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I managed to collect prescriptions and post letters for a neighbour last week, but now we're self-isolating too.
Oh dear! Are you protecting yourselves, or do you fear you may have had contact?

Either way, I hope you have a similar helper when you need it.

Stay well.
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Joan wrote:
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Oh dear! Are you protecting yourselves, or do you fear you may have had contact?

Either way, I hope you have a similar helper when you need it.

Stay well.
Thanks.

My daughter has a persistent cough. Ordinarily, I wouldn't even keep her off school, but we can't take the risk.

There's a pretty good community spirit round here so I think people will help out with food shopping.
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Post by Rutabaga » 1 week ago

I reckon that instead of heading for Cornwall or the Highlands, everyone should pack up and move to Ambridge, where no one has even heard of coronavirus. :-)
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Post by JohnToo » 1 week ago

I hear they have some cancellation slots available at Grey Gables 😁
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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 1 week ago

Rutabaga wrote:
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I reckon that instead of heading for Cornwall or the Highlands, everyone should pack up and move to Ambridge, where no one has even heard of coronavirus. :-)
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Post by Joan » 1 week ago

Impressed by the targeted advert, but is delivery of rowing machines an essential service?
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Post by Mister Paul » 1 week ago

Does a 60 mile bike ride meet the conditions?
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Mister Paul wrote:
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Does a 60 mile bike ride meet the conditions?
Nearly my exact thought.

Also does a walk/run count as one or two exercises; I am on an ad hoc couch to 5k.

I have a spare unused and recently expired ventolin that I want give to my brother, who is having trouble extracting a new script from his doctor. I don't need it myself, as I have most of the other inhaler that I got at the same time, and I won't have any trouble getting another one as I haven't had a script for it in 3 years. I think I can call the 70km round trip a single exercise, or possibly any medical need.

As long as this tickle at the back of my throat proves to be psychosomatic, that is. 😱
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Post by ransos » 1 week ago

"travel for essential work" is very different to "essential travel for work". Some clarity would be helpful.
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ransos wrote:
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"travel for essential work" is very different to "essential travel for work". Some clarity would be helpful.
That's a good point. We shouldn't go to Sky for that.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus is very clear

"Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work"
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Post by Joan » 1 week ago

PS my cycling either on a 20km loop, or a ventolin run is both inside the letter and the spirit of the law. I'm being cute, but I will keep social distancing while not letting my mental or physical health decline.
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Post by Joan » 1 week ago

PPS is delivery of rowing machines "essential"? It may, I think.
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Post by ransos » 1 week ago

Yet the guidance published this evening is "Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home"
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