WARNING: CORONAVIRUS RELATED
Boris Johnson has outlined his ‘road map’ to relaxing the lockdown in the UK, and quite honestly, as far as we’re concerned, the brown stuff is now hyperactive and our anxiety levels are off the charts. We consider the numbers are still way too high for lockdown measures to be eased at this stage or lifted in the near future.
A fellow blogger put out this post, to which this was my response:
As usual, he’s listening to the money men and not thinking things through. Go to work in your car. Great…… where are you gonna park, and who’s gonna pick up the tab for parking fees? That is of course if you drive or own a car in the first place.
Keep social distance in the workplace. How? Offices are going to be redesigned at the drop of a hat are they, beam me to a new location Scotty, computer linkages and all.
Already a local fishing lake intends to re-open on Wednesday. Already caravan owners are planning to come to our town, and shopping with social distancing will be even more of a nightmare. We have already discovered it easier to shop elsewhere. No pubs, clubs or entertainment venues are open yet……. or are they???….. hospitality trade was supposed to be reopened in July wasn’t it, subject to conditions being met?
Thanks for putting us in even more danger Boris. People will flock to holiday resorts like ours bringing god know what with them and not giving a toss for the locals. ”
I’ve already said we live in a holiday resort area. The local press have announced that fishing lakes are being opened this week and enquiries have been made regarding holidaymakers wanting to make use of their caravans and holiday flats, though some already have been doing so.
BoJo’s announcement said that there would be a phased re-opening of schools from June 1st, and the hospitality industry from 1st July. According to my calendar, we are still in May, yet already there has been a significant increase in road traffic and this is just DAY ONE after his announcement!
By all accounts, we are now allowed to drive any distance to exercise.
We can meet up with family members from other households, one at a time (??) provided we comply with social distancing.
Where is the space for all this social distancing in towns, high streets, beauty spots, etc?
As for restaurants reopening, I can see the installation of ‘booths’ and little annexes to comply with distance, each table having an intercom system with which to place your order. So far, so good (to a degree). But what about the food being served at the table? Will there be conveyor belts type contraptions for you to leave your table to collect your meal in an orderly fashion to maintain distancing, or will they be catapulted out of the kitchen?
A little bit of dark humour, but think about it and the protection of serving staff.
I for one, in my naivety perhaps, cannot see how schools can reopen and maintain social distancing. Neither can I see how offices can similarly operate effectively on such short notice, and as far as not using public transport, how are workers supposed to get to work if they don’t drive, especially if they have some considerable distance to travel?
The UK have had another 3,877 new cases reported and 210 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Yes, it’s lower than of late, but IMO not low enough, and there is STILL no figure for recoveries, (add across and it’s a difference of 344, which is what it was weeks ago) and still no change in the critical figure of 1559.
It has already been revealed that different countries report their figures differently, and the UK seem to change their methodology day to day. So what is being hidden from us?
No Boris. You have not thought it through in a logical way, unable to see further potential problems, hazards, and worse, endangerment to life in your attempt to ‘get the economy moving’ and satisfy the Big Money.
When the second wave hits, who are you going to blame?
We, The Public, know where the buck stops, but by then it will be too late.