Lockdowns aren't what they used to be.

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Isaac Cox, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Isaac Cox

    Isaac Cox Member

    I've had to do a bit of travelling around the Midlands for work today. What lockdown?

    From what I could make out the roads were no quieter and the only places I saw closed were the eastern European type car washes.

    We had to return home during the original lockdown after being caught away from home at a family member's funeral. That was eerie by comparison to almost anything I had experienced before - hardly a vehicle to be seen in the middle of the day.
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  2. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Agree, just as busy around here. I think people are following rules best they can but just carrying on with work so roads busy. I don't think about it too much or it will do my head in. Just carry on and follow advice given, although that's near impossible at times. Let's not go there though.
  3. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Screwfix Select

    Same here in Shropshire, normal traffic levels starting at normal times, same traffic queues at the lights down the road, have to wear a mask and queue at the local post office. All we can do is limit our own contact with others and take sensible precautions. For instance, if I have had contact with anyone outside my normal sphere of contacts, I will not visit my ageing in laws for 7 days.
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    No change here either (Brighton area) roads clogged with traffic as is usual, 40 minutes to cover less than 3 miles circa 8am! :rolleyes:
  5. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Trade centre yesterday had big sign up with rules. 4 in store so I peaked in and quick count. 3 so in I went. By the time I walked out there was 8 people inside waiting to be served + 2 staff so gathering of 10.gee... Traffic was busy on roads. People in close having visitors which is winding Mrs up but I'm past caring what others do. It's their family. My son will be on bus to collage tomorrow. I'll be working in house with people around as per normal. Cat will be off to vets next wet getting teeth pulled. Apart from local pub shut and the odd shop everything is normal. My mate just had booking for outdoor concert next month and I've been discussing the chances of that happening? No chance imo but what do I know. Outdoor concert in December! Really. Thought gatherings of 30+ was banned. Guess small concert.. Seems what the government are saying and the real world has a bit of a gap from what I'm seeing. I'm just following government guides in my world vest I can as I want to avoid vivid police more than the virus. They are about in my local area i was reading.
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  6. sally green

    sally green Active Member

    Great post I can relate to it. I was out today and car parks, traffic on raods and cars parked on roads near station all full. Shops full.
    Almost all of the shops open other than hairdressers.
    Over the weekend I noted cars parked outside peoples home/drives clearly indicating friends/family had arrive and then there were the firework idiots.

    no lock-down whatsoever around were we live. My friend rang the police the other day as someone two doors down was having a party, low keyed about ten people and was going to call the cops and she did but when the operator asked for her details she put the phone down.

    In a supermarket, about 30% not wearing a face covering or not wearing it properly and all of these clowns had a big smirk on their face and all were in a group of 2 or more people, disgusting. We went for a meal, it was packed. Got on a bus, hardly anyone wearing a mask. Went to a few more shops as I needed a top, managed to get one from a supermarket and it was packed for a Monday

    More firworks tonight as it looks as though many are taking the **** working from home or paid to stay at home. Someone i know that works for a retailer is on Furlough but at working as well.

    My daughter told me that she saw groups of people in the park at lunchtime having a drink and eating/etc and this is not the tramps that sleep on park benches I'm talking about.
  7. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    Only those who are scared witless by the doom mongers on our great impartial TV news outlets such as the BBC, ITV and sky are holed up for the duration.
    Yes, there are many who really should take precautions- the elderly and those with serious underlying conditions- but with a 98% survival rate for those over 70 and a 99.8% survival rate for those below the age of 70, please, just let us all assess our own risks in life and get on with living them.
  8. Rick1632

    Rick1632 Active Member

    It's the other way around here.
    The days before lockdown started last week, my local supermarket was PACKED every night - this week, it's almost deserted.
    Doesn't make sense - the risk of catching the virus in there was probably HIGHER last week than it is this week - unless everyone was hoarding in case the food ran out and this week they're all busy eating what they bought :rolleyes:
  9. HappyHacker

    HappyHacker Active Member

    I agree with Rick. I don't get out much but around Chester traffic quieter, even this morning (Saturday), and on my only trip to Tescos on Friday very few customers and no queue at checkout.
  10. sally green

    sally green Active Member

    One of the most ignorant posts I've read here. First lockdown worked a lot better as people were fearful especially when official death rates neared and surpassed the 1k daily mark. The real figures were much higher as we all know.

    Now, even the mask weary, wearing it properly is beyond most clowns. The supermarkets (top 6) and chemists appear to be enforcing the rules but not the others, on the whole. Shops are packed and you can tell by the car parks by shops and stations that all is as before lockdown.

    The ignorant piled into pubs/bars/etc that refused to obey the SD rules hence the massive official numbers but the real numbers are much higher.

    If anyone is in doubt for whatever reason that Covid is not for real, just talk to someone that has lost a loved one or their loved one/s got Covid months ago and now they are as good as disabled as they are only 20% fitness of their previous health.

    It's nothing to do with "being holed up" but those that care using their common sense, caring ability, compassion, obeying the rule in order to protect themselves and OTHERS even if others do not care but are being protected by those that follow the rules.

    not sure what was going on around our way but the fireworks parties started at 5pm and went on until midnight juding by the fireworks we saw/heard.

    Please follow the rules as Covid is for real and by followig the rules you not only protect yourself but reduce the risk to other humans who are someones parents, grand aprents, uncle/aunts, sons/daughters, etc, etc - COVID is REAL dont be ignorant or a clwon, please!!!
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  11. sally green

    sally green Active Member

    It appears you live in a very educated/caring area. We may move to that place as it sounds very nice.
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    :eek: Don't....he wants it to stay the way it is.
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  13. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Active Member

    I can't say what the traffic, etc is like in France. I haven't been out since late October, other than local boulangerie, where only one is allowed in at a time, social distance queuing outside, etc.

    But in general I suspect that the people here are much more responsible.
    Last time I went out to supermarket, everybody, and I mean everyone, even children were wearing masks. trolleys were going through a disinfecting station, etc.
  14. sally green

    sally green Active Member

    Thanks, BD. Sound like another great place that I'd want to live in.
  15. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    That's a bit rich of you Sally calling my post the "most ignorant" you've ever seen on here.
    Do you disagree with the fact that a tiny percentage of the population have died because of this virus?
    If you do and can present the data that backs up your counter claim then I am willing to be educated.
    Please dont assume that because I dont agree with the measures being put in place to minimise the impact this virus is having on a largely exclusive demographic of the population that I, and many who share my bemusement, don't believe that this virus exists.
    It would be ignorant to do so, as would assuming that I and others refuse to wear a mask when required.
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  16. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    Sally is conveniently forgetting her own 'Lol at Brexit Losers' post some time back.
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  17. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Bearing in mind that sally was the author of the brexit "lol" thread and "why do tradesmen try it on?" nonsense I wouldn't lose any sleep over your supposed ignorance Longs.
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  18. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    How very dare you.:D.....time doesn't heal after all.:p
  19. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Active Member

    It looks like Sally hurt your feelings and you haven't got over it yet.
    I don't know what thread/post you are referring to, but your behaviour displays a typical tribal response: Don't address the issue, attack the person.
    I notice it is a typical reaction when some are unable to post a reasonable response dealing with the current issue.
  20. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler Active Member

    Do you disagree with the fact that a tiny percentage of the population have died, needlessly, because of this virus?

    Maybe a needless death is of no concern to you?

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