Corona virus Lockdown

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by koolpc, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. sparko69

    sparko69 Active Member

    If anyone decides they are going to carry on as normal and refuse to accept the advice of the real experts then there is already legislation in place to deal with them ...it's called the mental health act and it will be used if necessary
     
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  2. Unhappily

    Unhappily New Member

    Is paint essential how can this be? Driving to collect non essential items. Screwfix you are not providing an essential service. Micheal Gove said tradesmen should only be going on emergency jobs yet I drove past a screwfix carpark to see a customer walking out with paint!!
     
  3. Unhappily

    Unhappily New Member

    Essential to me is emergency like no power or water leak. Not painting the fence
     
  4. Muzungu

    Muzungu Well-Known Member

    Absolutely, finished the painting of the garage door today and up a ladder clearing dead ivy from the eves which has been waiting for me since last year.

    Having said that, I don't have to earn a living so genuinely feel for those who do.
     
  5. sparko69

    sparko69 Active Member

    If someone is self employed and needs to buy a tin of paint to put some food on the table for his/her family then they could argue that the job is essential and it is an emergency
     
  6. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    My ex works in a trade / retail decorating supply shop.

    Closed from today to people coming in but open for stocking up and deliveries....

    She said they have been MASSIVELY busy over the last week or so.....everyone wants to decorate while home i guess.
     
  7. timotay

    timotay Active Member

    Sf and TS sites are down...so you cant even price up jobs whilst at home.
    Unless you got a book.
    I do sympathise for you guys.
    I went for a 2 hour walk today with mrs....in woods.
    about 4 people with dogs...all said hello.
    I will be having a picnic tomorrow.
    Gov. advice is not Law....and i have more chance of being bitten by a squirrel and catching rabies than anything else.
     
  8. Unhappily

    Unhappily New Member

    I'm not convinced that you can class that as an emergency after what Boris said last night.
     
  9. timotay

    timotay Active Member

    I need 'essential' brackets to hold up the shelves in the garage which are collapsing under the weight of all my food stock.:)

    ( of course I jest.....the shelves will easily withstand another few tins of fried bat hearts)
     
  10. peter palmer

    peter palmer Well-Known Member

    The stores will shut if they think they can't make a profit from the few people left buying stuff. Not much point in going out to work if you can't get the materials to do the job is it. Screwfix and Toolstation don't care one little bit about tradesmen earning a living, the bottom line is money for them, please remember that when you are thinking about brand loyalty when its all over.
     
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    I don't so keep guessing!
     
  12. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    You aren't normal though! :p
     
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    I must be fairly normal as I didn't want any essentials from Tesco this morning.
     
  14. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Not been able to buy any bog rolls for the last 2 weeks, live on my own so never buy more than a pack of 4............................................i think i is very near to needing those "essentials" lol. Could just cut the last kitchen towel in half of course :D
     
  15. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    If you get ill you won't eat and if you don't eat you won't shat. ;)
     
  16. timotay

    timotay Active Member

    Eating ......and explosive green, glow in the dark, burning diarrhea are two different things !
     
  17. PaulBlackpool

    PaulBlackpool Well-Known Member

    Hi OP Kools etc. I have decided to crawl out of the woodwork as I am well into my retirement.
    Have you all had the text from the Government? The link to their website is useful.
    There you can elect to receive email updates which I have done particularly to advise myself and close relatives
    of what to do. This is much better than looking at the news on TV or reading newspapers.
    I opened a Corona Virus folder in my email program. Since the lockdown I have received over 40 emails most of which do not apply to me but might.apply to close relatives.
    As these are from the "horses mouth " it is the best information ( about the worst subject) available for us to make informed decisions of what to do.
    We are effectively in a 24 hour curfew which has never to my knowledge happened in this country before.
    We need to do what we feel we must do to protect our mental health whilst complying with the law which is set out on the Government website.
     
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  18. koolpc

    koolpc Well-Known Member

    Yes, i received the text
     
  19. peter palmer

    peter palmer Well-Known Member

    I've just discovered this guy on YouTube, seems to talk a lot of realistic sense. Nothing sensationalist or doom and gloom, just an honest appraisal which is what we all deserve, worth reading his "about" tab as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/Campbellteaching/videos
     
  20. dubsie

    dubsie Active Member

    Hopefully they will get the numbers down and the warmer weather will help kill it off.

    It's been a miserable 2020, flooding and now this. I feel mentally drained by all this if I'm honest.

    You have to hope, hope that it's going to be better than they are warning and hope that infections fall off in the next 14 days because people are being strict.

    Think of how this is affecting our youngest, I know a family that has lost both grandads...there is a family I know in Spain that now have orphaned children.

    Please pray and pay extra attention to children in these times....
     
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