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  1. 10 points
    The government are trying to move us from strict lockdown to a situation where relaxed rules on movement will hopefully save the economy (and avoid all the problems health wise and financial that will bring), whilst at the same time continuing to control the virus. It's not an easy task and they have placed faith in the public to act with some common sense whilst making it clear if things deteriorate they will re-impose restrictions. It's up to us - we can continue to work together and safeguard ourselves and others and try to slowly return towards what was normal. If sufficient numbers use the excuse of "it wasn't clear" and abuse the bit of latitude we've been given, don't blame the government, blame those selfish idiots.
  2. 9 points
    Dear me, there seems to be a fair few posters who are starting to suffer "lockdown syndrome", (getting wound up about other peoples opinions). Can we just agree that we, (the electorate), voted Boris into power back in December, just over 5 months ago. In my opinion he was voted in because of his promises about Brexit, (remember that?), and the lack of a creditable opposition, (the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn). Since then the entire World has been hit by a previously unknown disease and we are just beginning to see the signs of the end of the first wave of infections. As various posters have said, it's easy to criticise in hindsight. The World is full of armchair experts who ALL "know" that if THEY'D been in charge everything would be sorted by now. However, the electorate voted Boris Johnson into power, let's give him and his government the chance to deal with this crisis shall we? (By the way, I'm an ex Labour party member who voted Tory at the last election for the first time in my life.)
  3. 9 points
    We all have to employ that rarest of attributes:- common sense
  4. 9 points
    Back in the early '80s, a workmate and I became friends - when we moved on in our careers we kept in touch by exchanging Christmas cards - his wife passed away about 18 months ago and I made a promise to myself to go and see him during 2019, I failed but told him on that Christmas card that I would get to see him sometime in 2020. Of course, I didn't get round to it before the lockdown started. With nothing else to do today I called him and had a long chat about times past and present - he's not in a good place, still grieving for his wife, struggling with a variety of health issues, the latest of which is detached retina so he can hardly see at the moment. To say he was overjoyed to spend an hour and half chatting on the phone is an understatement, he was ecstatic because he had felt so trapped with the Coronavirus lockdown and despondent at being told, again, he was too old (at 76) to get any treatment. I could almost feel his delight coming through on the phone and I'm looking forward to seeing him again when we all get the all clear, he lives nearly 100 miles away so it'll be chance for a longer drive. I think we're all frustrated by this lockdown, and showing it in different ways - but if someone you know is "staying safe" all on their own, give them a call - make their day.
  5. 9 points
    If you ask a question on an open forum you have to accept you might not like all of the replies you get. In your haste to criticise you have also missed the fact there are many caravanners that have financed their purchase who cannot enjoy their caravan whilst still having to pay the monthly instalments. There are also caravanners that pay to have their caravans on seasonal pitches, who like you are paying out for something they can’t use. You say you rent out your static to family and friends to help cover ground rent and maintenance costs, does this mean you couldn’t really afford the static in the first place? Those touring caravanners I have highlighted don’t have the luxury of renting out their caravans, so have to meet the payments on their own. So don’t let their honest opinions get mixed up with the dilemma you find yourself in, that is reflected in your disingenuous first (and probably last) post.
  6. 8 points
    Like everything else in life, it’s very easy to be wise after the event. Which of course is the natural environment of the armchair expert who is happy criticise from a position of assumption rather than actual knowledge. Every one of them are happy to tell the rest of us what has has been done incorrectly, how about the same people tell us, with the benefit of their enormous expertise in the subject, what should be done now/in the future? Kuennsberg is in full attack mode on today’s briefing! Why do these journalists keep banging on about the Govt not providing PPG. Surely it’s the Care Home industry who are responsible? Do we expect the Govt to provide safety footwear for those in the building industry? Andy
  7. 8 points
    I do not understand what is so difficult about following simple instruction using common sense. Why do people require an in depth study of an instruction and have to question every word in an instruction. Are they simpletons?
  8. 8 points
    Last night on Skye some former pensions person said that over seventies will rebel if they are kept in lockdown longer. I do not recall this person contacting us for our opinion and neither do our friends in the same age bracket. Makes you wonder where they get this information as generally it seems over 70's are happier to be at home under lockdown than out and about where they could get infected? We are quite happy to stay at home until there is an all clear, or there has been a significant drop in deaths or a vaccine.
  9. 7 points
    I agree totally but would add that there are those who will argue with anything and everything the government does or suggests.
  10. 7 points
    There are always a section of people who want every decision made for them, abrogating responsibility. They can then feel adventurous or reckless by ignoring the rules or sanctimonious by lecturing others etc. The 'rules' have to try and be firm enough to achieve their aims, yet flexible enough to cover all possible eventualities and questions. An impossible task and the more complex the problem the more the 'rules' have to rely on peoples 'common sense and or intelligence (the two are not always found in the same head) . Quite clear as far as I am concerned.
  11. 7 points
    What is difficult to comprehend? the PM said, "You can sit in the sun in your local park, you can drive to other destinations, you can even play sports but only with members of your own household. You must obey the rules on social distancing and to enforce those rules we will increase the fines for the small minority who break them" but he also made it clear that, "This is not the time simply to end the lockdown" as many restrictions will remain in place. The full transcript and video is available here.
  12. 7 points
    And you really believe that? You are obviously reading the wrong paper or listening to the wrong people. BTW there are a hell of a lot of people who'd love to get anywhere close to £30k and I bet most pensioners don't get close to that either. As others have said the alternative to being furloughed is to be made redundant and to end up on universal credit TBH my pension (and a lot of others I'd suggest) would be better than it is if it hadn't been for that nice Mr Brown having dip into it and cause both it and the company to go to wall. Lots of other companies a pension schemes didn't survive that and a lot of other organisations (including local government and teachers schemes for those who obvious dont understand these things) had to find more money to fund their existing schemes thus in a perverted way reducing the amount of money that companies had to pay staff or invest. So by reducing or decimating pension schemes Mr B has actually put ahigher burden on subsequent governments because many pensioners now need their pensions to be supplemented with pension credit and other benefits. Perhaps when you've worked for 40+ years and paid your dues and then see others doing naff all and getting about the same you might have a slightly different outlook. Just saying
  13. 7 points
    Hey at 70 you are officially a grown up, you don't have to listen to or take advice if you don't want to! You have the right to be self opinionated, pigged headed, and wrong. You can refuse to isolate, and refuse treatment if you so wish. But if you catch Covid 19 your chances of survival are significantly less than average, and available medical resources will be allocated to people on perceived chances of recovery. You are not in the "everything is looking rosy category" You will be putting your family, friends, and front line medical staff at risk of contagion, so in the words of Inspector Harold Francis Callahan "Are you feeling lucky?" My advice would be if you want to ignore the current advice then "don't step on the cracks!"
  14. 7 points
    Entirely true, but.......... This nasty little beastie doesn’t show itself for some time after infecting you. So you do the above and leave home (uninfected). You travel to a campsite (uninfected) spend a nice few days enjoying your break (uninfected) Then one day you touch something that a totally unaware infected person, unknown to you, has touched, and you then get infected without your knowledge. You drive home (blissfully unaware you are now infected) When back at home you carry on “as normal” (blissfully unaware you are now infected) and go to the shops/meet up with friends and family (blissfully unaware you are now infected) and possibly pass your unknown infection on to one or two other people. They then do the same as you, and so on, we then very quickly end back where we were at the end of March facing another extended lockdown which would then destroy our economy (or our population numbers of course) The whole purpose of lockdown is NOT about you being/remaining uninfected, it’s about others possibly passing it on to you and then you possibly passing it on again. Me? I’m firmly in the “I’m staying home for a few weeks to see just how things pan out” for the above reason. That’s MY choice, others view it differently, which of the two options is right?? I have no idea. Andy
  15. 7 points
    Your insurance may have gone up substantially even without an accident - insurers don't reward customer loyalty so shopping around every year is essential - use the comparison sites to get the best quote on a like-for-like basis and then call your existing insurer, tell them the best quote and ask if they'll price match. Customers shouldn't need to go through such hoops but it seems the only way
  16. 7 points
    I pretty sensible and understandable attitude. It’s very easy for me, as a retiree, to sit here and say “We should all isolate ourselves as much as possible until a vaccine is found” but I have a guaranteed income (my pension) I don’t have a mortgage or a hungry family to feed. Neither do I have any fears about not having a job at the end of this. Once the lockdown IS eased I think it inevitable that cases of, and sadly deaths from, Covid 19 will rise, there is, realistically, no avoiding that fact. All of this lockdown period has however done the following 1. Slowed the spread and.. 2. Prevented the NHS critical care system being overwhelmed 3. Given time to ramp up the facilities (Nightingale hospitals) that WILL be required once lockdown is eased and cases rise again, as they surely will. In the meantime I will try and do MY very best to stay isolated for two reasons. 1. So I don’t catch Covid 2. If I DO catch it I will minimise the chances of passing it on (unwittingly) to anyone else. In the the meantime lets all be grateful for what HAS been done and be very grateful it’s not US having to make the political decision about easing lockdown. Because you can be sure of one thing. No matter what is decided, and when, the media will, for a long time, with the benefit of hindsight, scream it was the WRONG time/decision! In the meantime, stay safe (as you can) Andy
  17. 7 points
    With all due respect to cruise aficionados on CT, if this miserable turn of events has taught me anything, it’s that spending weeks or even months aboard a crowded ship is the last thing in the world I’d want to contemplate. I’d even need convincing to go on a cross channel ferry until the pandemic has been seen off for good, same applies to air travel.
  18. 7 points
    I see that the BBC and some of the newspapers are now starting to whinge that there aren't enough patients in the new Nightingale hospitals. What is it with them that they dont seem to get their heads around the fact that lots of people in there would equate to lots more people being seriously ill. What would they have said if they hadn't have been constructed and hospitals had been totally overwhelmed. Hopefully they wont get filled when the second wave occurs either They'll be squaeaking on about how the cost could have been spent on ventilators or PPE rather than alluding to the Nightingales as being white elephants. What is wrong with them, soft in the heads or just a feel a need to keep stirring even when someone is trying to do the right thing - I really do wonder sometimes
  19. 6 points
    Here we are in the van! We took delivery of our Commodore on February 14th and it hasn't turned a wheel so we have decided to spend our first night in it at home in the garden! Heating on (its windy and pretty chilly up here) and the underfloor heating is something else. Beer for me, Wine for Mrs YG and a warm snoring boxer dog. Fast broadband and streaming 'telly. Excellent! Hope some others out there are doing the same. Stay safe. YG
  20. 6 points
    I think the point Dave is trying to get across is that this virus is still out there in circulation and the purpose of lockdown is/was to reduce the amount of circulation. By ignoring the “advice” those who are congregating in large numbers, or traveling silly distances to “exercise”, are putting themselves at risk of infection. In addition, and to my mind far more importantly, should they be unwitting carriers, they run the very real risk of infecting others, which can then spread further and further within the population. I think we are all very well aware of the impact this virus is having on the countries economy, if everyone adopts the cavalier attitude being displayed by some then this virus will rampage through the population and kill tens of thousands (even with lockdown it’s taken over 35 thousand) I am getting “cabin fever” as I am sure are others, but I want to look after myself AND others, so I am following the rules, it’s very disappointing that there are a fair few selfish and inconsiderate individuals who feel the restrictions clearly don’t apply to them! My view is that the fines for breaching the rules should be savage, not as punishment so much as an effective deterrent. Andy
  21. 6 points
    Do you write for the DM? thats the sort of stupid statement of righteous indignation that I'd expect from Piers or Janet Why shouldn't he have an opinion. IMO It doesn't call his ethics into question he's stated a perfectly reasonable premise that if you deliberately put yourself in harms way then you shouldn't expect that someone should help you out. He hasn't said that no one, including himself wouldn't actually treat them.
  22. 6 points
    It does make you wonder if there's enough sense going around to sustain the human race when you see what some people feel is important
  23. 6 points
    The regulations require you to stay at home and only to venture out if you have a reasonable excuse. Not everything has to be essential. Examples are given in the legislation but the list is not exhaustive as the CPS has advised previously. Protection of a vulnerable person's property sounds like a reasonable excuse plus tidying the garden is exercise. You will be with someone from the same household, travelling in a private car. If you were to come across anyone else keep at least 2 metres distance. That is not construing the rules to suit yourself, it is doing what the Govt. have said.....using common sense whilst staying alert.
  24. 6 points
    I don't see it matters where you live the message is simple, if you are with people from within your household you do not need to Social Distance. For anyone else, friends, family, strangers alike you need to be 2m apart where it is possible, there will be occasions where you can't be 2m apart, in which case you need to take other measures such as both parties wearing basic PPE such as masks. This isn't aimed at anyone on here, but even the simplest, dumbest, thickest person should be able to understand that message. The only mistake I think has been made is the message that you can drive as far as you like for recreational purposes, because there will be that element that now thinks its ok to drive from Lands End to John O'Groats just because they can.
  25. 6 points
    Maybe cyclists should also be urged to make sure they have suitable third party insurance (which is often included with home insurance). Not every accident is solely the fault of the car/lorry driver. Round here even those who use their bicycle for everything are starting to complain about the number of inconsiderate, and in some cases dangerous, cyclists are about. I am certainly becoming increasing wary of being knocked over by cyclists who are going very fast, head down, and on the pedestrian path.
  26. 6 points
    As SteveW1 correctly points out, many pensioner pay a goodly lump of tax out of their pensions, quite a few pay a lot more than he does. For those who don't seem to understand, your state pension is something you paid for when you were working (unless you never worked and just get it for free) and is taxable. Your company pension is also something you paid for when working, in effect is deferred pay and again you have to pay tax on it. It's not a "free" payout. It's been worked for and it's money that you could have spent (or frittered away)when you earned. However many of us chose to save it, Hopefully to enjoy when we were older and not working . Sadly many people dont actually get to enjoy what they've earned and saved into their scheme because they either die, the company can go bust or ultimately it makes a decent contribution to their care home fees (thus saving the local authority from paying meaning they've got more for those who didn't save ) The furlough scheme is money paid for not working but to retain your job for the future and is a generous free payment for which you wont have paid in for and will not be expected to pay back except possibly through increased taxation when all this is over. However please also bear in mind that pensioners will also be paying extra taxes as well and in a perverted sort of way are actually helping pay for the furlough scheme whilst they are still receiving their pension and paying their taxes on it. Not all pensioners get inflation linked either so what they get has been slowly eroding over the years. So please can we have a bit less of the pensioner bashing, a lot of us are actually still keeping the economy going by still payin our taxes when others are not. A 20% reduction in my pension would also reduced the government's income by 20% because I'd pay less tax so there'd be even less to help subsidise the furlough scheme.
  27. 6 points
    I'm sorry but I get a little wound up with the conspiracy theorists or the privacy looneys. Google can track where your smart phone is and so can apple. Nearly every APP has small print in the disclaimer allowing access to current location for targeted advertising or localised searches. The phone companies can track where you are as long as the phone is connected to a cell. The App will hopefully save peoples lives and open up the economy. Yet we have individuals all over social media saying they wont allow a Government App to access their location but I bet most of them will have clicked to allow Candy Crush or similar to access their current location. If you have half a techinical mind it's easy to access your APP permissions on your phone. I have 31 APPs that are allowed to know my current location and most people will be the same. Examples? Autotrader, Google, IMDB, Banking, Odeon, Screwfix, GPS Speedo, Weather etc, etc. If you have a smart phone you should be using the APP. And if you want privacy have a look at who already knows where you are.
  28. 6 points
    instead of advising the over 70's to go into lock down, wouldn't it have been better to have said the older population with health issues, I'm sure that would have covered most older people. It makes us feel like once we reach 70 all our mental faculties fall off a cliff edge and that we are unable to think for ourselves. Common sense tells us not to go out at the moment, even when they first lift the lock down we shall be waiting to see whether the number of infected cases increase.
  29. 6 points
    He didn't say ALL over 70s would rebel, so the fact that he didn't ask everyone is irrelevant. Personally, at 72 yrs of age, and on NIL regular medication, no history of serious illness, a BMI of 21 (look it up if you don't know what that is) and still cycling 10,000 miles per year, as I have done for many, many years, I am fitter than many people many years younger than me. And yes, I do have yearly "Well Man" checks. So I would be very annoyed if someone tried to restrict my movements more than someone else based purely on my age. And I personally know there are many others like me. If YOU wish to stay under lockdown that's up to you and I would support your wish to do so, but don't impose it on others.
  30. 6 points
    My daughter usually does one evening a week in her local co-op shelf stacking but she's been called in to help out during the day, evenings and even weekends over the past few weeks and she reckons it's bedlam in there. People even attempting to rake through the cages whilst she is trying to fill the shelves. Fortunately the manager there is pretty good and will insist that people keep their distance and if they argue are sent out to the back of the queue. I If they still argue, then they are banned from coming in - it seems to work and tends to concentrate the minds of others who witness it. Her proper job is as a fully quailified Teaching Assistant and SEN co-ordinator, so she's also doing several sessions during the week at the school for "key workers" which means that some days she's in at 7:30. She is doing her utmost to keep away from people and try to avoid taking it home to her husband and two sons but it's not easy when ignorant people crowd around her when she is trying to just do her job. Dont forget, it's not just the NHS who are in the firing line, there are a lot more people out there who could do with a bit of support as well
  31. 6 points
    Getting CV19 does not mean that you are instantly transported off to hospital. Thousands of people (myself included) have had what is believed to be a 'mild dose' and have since fully recovered. I appreciate that news reports have concentrated on a few cases where there has been a sudden and severe onset resulting in admission within a few days but I believe these to be extremely rare. In my case there was a gradual onset starting with a sore throat but no fever. A cough developed which seemed to come in 'waves' - I would be coughing for about half hour at a time but with 4 or 5 hours between each episode. For me the worst part was a couple of days when my eyes were very sore and I could only read the newspaper one page at a time before I had to stop for a rest - so it took almost all day to get to the back page! This lasted for about 10 days at the end of March and the symptoms and time scale seemed to fit in with NHS information but was it CV19? - I have no idea and probably never will know - but it was the worst cold / flu / sore throat / head ache / cough that I have ever had in my 66 years. My wife and other family members were not affected in any way at all despite being in (very) close proximity. I appreciate that if I was away on holiday, an older person and perhaps with other health issues, the situation would have been more difficult but I just wanted to make the point that catch the virus does not mean you have to go to hospital. When sites are reopened, we intend to make the most of the opportunity - especially if our new van has been built otherwise we may as well cancel the order. I has to be a personal choice - no one will be forced to leave their homes if they don't want to. Mike
  32. 6 points
    Can we please not tell the whole world on an open forum, how to get inside a locked caravan?
  33. 6 points
    No, but I (along with it appears a good few others) am getting rather tired of an EX pat constantly sniping at the U.K. Do you aim similar criticism at the French Government? Can you even speak the language fluently! Andy
  34. 6 points
    I have the CMC caravan cover which I took out with them in Dec 2018 when we got our new Knaus Starclass. In October of last year, we were staying on a site in Cumbria after the van had been serviced by the nearby dealer when some prat decided to fire an air rifle at the side of the caravan, in the middle of the night. It put a perfect pellet-sized dent in the side of the van. It turned out that it was going to cost almost £1500 to put it right. I made a claim on the 'insurance' and the insurance assessor was at our house the following morning, after I had had a very sympathetic and understanding response from Devitts, the previous day. He immediately authorised repairs and I took the van all the way back to Cumbria for that work to be done. Some three weeks on, there appeared to be a problem with the dealer getting spares (decals, window seal etc) from Knaus, in Germany. I notified Devitt's, who in turn contacted the assessor. I don't know what was said, by whom or to whom, but the spares miraculously turned up a few days later. The work was carried out to my complete satisfaction and I then submitted a claim for the expense of taking and collecting the van to/from the dealer. Whilst I expected them only to agree for one trip, I did submit a claim for the two return journeys (600 miles), I had undertaken. I sent them a spreadsheet with a detailed estimate of fuel actually used - both towing and solo. Within 48 hours, I received a cheque - not for the amount I had claimed - but for £40 more, since they calculated the costs on a standard pence/mile basis. Throughout the claim, various contacts at Devitt's couldn't have been more helpful, understanding and sympathetic. I felt that they were totally 'on my side' and working for me - in total contrast to an experience I had some years ago with another well known insurance company. Needless to say, I renewed my CMC insurance, this year - and noted that they hadn't hiked up the premium as a result of my claim. This is my actual experience - not some hypothetical speculation.
  35. 5 points
    If like us you're in your mid-70s then this is a perfectly sensible approach that I share. Moreover, whatever you age, if Covid cover isn't doing to be available then you really are making yourself hostage to fortune.
  36. 5 points
    You don’t understand do you? “It’s only me going to going to xxxxxx, it’s all the others that are causing the problem” As a perfect example of that argument just look at the dopey twonk in the video posted earlier Andy
  37. 5 points
    ..another positive, cheery note!
  38. 5 points
    There are enough experts on here and FB who think they do!
  39. 5 points
    You must remember that shops are private premises which allow members of the public to enter for business transactions. They can impose any reasonable rules of access they wish. Many issue letters to those caught shoplifting banning them from entering again. How the rules are enforced is up to them (within the law) as is the decision to supply face coverings or not. This would be no different to you imposing a rule that all visitors to your home either remove or cover their footwear before entry so as to minimise any risk of soiling flooring. Whether you supply covers or alternative footwear is entirely up to you with no obligation to do so.
  40. 5 points
    I had bookings and two holidays booked this year. I won't be going. Do I want visitors coming to my area? No. What will it take to change my mind? A lot more data than we have now. I've already seen one colleague die and two seriously ill. One a 50 year old Marathon runner who 6 weeks on still struggles to climb a flight of stairs. This year I wont be holidaying, or going to the cinema or pub. I have my family to think of and two sets of elderly parents to look after.
  41. 5 points
  42. 5 points
    If you cant be bothered to read it all then dont ask question about it. It's a very detailed document that tries to set out what they are trying to achieve. To my mind if you haven't read it then you can't have a valid opinion because you don't actually know what it says. There was no need to misinterpret what the PM said because it's laid down in the words that have been written. Generally I've noticed that any ambiguity has been fabricated by those who want to make an issue out of stuff by misquoting, misreading or deliberately questioning stuff which is pretty obvious. Even those that have been baying for an exit strategy are now complaining that it's too early, to detailed, not detailed enough, doesn't cover their particular (or peculiar) circumstance what ever that might be Even the cretinous DM this morning was trying to make some capital by suggesting that parents etc would have to choose which family members to visit, implying that some would be more favourite than others. It's just click-bait but some of the really stupid (and not so stupid) will latch on to it and start asking even more stupid questions. Those people I know who've read the document have understood and are happy with it, its all the others who are trying to make a point.
  43. 5 points
    80% of the people who died with Covid 19 were over 70. 80% of the people who die every year are over 70. The 70+ year olds have a vested interest and it is within their power, as much as anyone, to limit the severity of the contagion by distancing themselves from everyone ....for a few more weeks. That action alone would significantly reduce the occupancy of ICUs and strain on the NHS, while allowing back to work / normal life to proceed at a faster safer rate. I am 70 and not living in fear. I am simply prepared to act with the maturity that comes with age and wait a little longer.
  44. 5 points
    Until such time when the Foreign office change the indefinite advice on non essential travel abroad and each country open their border which is currently very unlikely this year no one will be going on holiday outside the UK.
  45. 5 points
    Ok,Ok, I have heard enough of this from too many experts, too many politicians, and too many Guardiannista media, who are not actually dealing with this crisis it is easy for them just like on here to know better and criticise the scientist, the Government that are making the decision. when this is all over we will all find out what went wrong and what could this or a future Government can do better.
  46. 5 points
    I have only just read this post. A quick bit of maths and it would appear that if all OAPs took a 20% pay cut that would roughly equate to the £10,000 each that MP's have awarded themselves for working from home !! If anyone should take a 20% pay cut it is them. They are nothing but self serving and greedy. I am not a political person but have watched the demise of true politicians over the past decades.
  47. 5 points
    Lockdown...... Here in Britain we have not been in ‘lockdown’. Spain has been in lockdown, no body, regardless of age, was allowed to leave their homes unless they had a very very good excuse. Police patrols everywhere stopping and questioning. We have been given good advice from the government but there will always be plonkers who ignore it. If over the next few weeks things are eased we will start to hear from all those critics who are so wise after the event! If they think they could have done better then I challenge them to get off their sofas and put themselves forward at the next elections.
  48. 5 points
    The “media” have to keep coming up with something, to try and keep our interest, first it was PPE (reasonably understandable at the time) then it was the rate of testing, then it was “what’s the exit strategy” (knowing full well there wasn’t one at that stage) and now they have moved onto the “Over 70’s MUST stay in lockdown” which, as Daveat92 point out a few posts back, neither “The Govt” nor “The NHS” have NEVER stated. Any half sensible individual, if they give the idea few moments logical analysis, will instantly see that such a “rule” would be totally unenforceable. I doubt we will have to carry our birth certificates around to prove our age if stopped don’t you? This is is a total “non issue” that has been stirred up entirely by the media due to the first law of journalism......... “Never let the facts get in the way of a good headline” Andy
  49. 5 points
    I really can't see the point of sites 're-opening until things are back to a situation where there are no travel restrictions, restaurants, pubs, visitor attractions are open, and everyone is comfortable welcoming visitors to their area. I certainly don't see any attraction in travelling miles to sit cooped up in my caravan with nowhere to go and probably made to feel unwelcome if I stuck my nose out of the site to go for supplies of a walk. I think we need to accept that this year is a write off as far as caravanning is concerned.
  50. 5 points
    Well as soon as sites reopen we will be off! We will use only our facilities! So apart from filling the water, and emptying waste, where we will take full precautions! Lizzie is in the vulnerable category and I am 70. Just will carry on our self isolating in the caravan! Cannot wait to get to our favourite CL’s
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