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« Reply #2070 on: March 23, 2020, 12:43:08 PM »
Walking the dog and allowing them to their business is fine. The problem is people use the dog as an excuse to get out themselves. Also, people in Belfast still think taking a drive to get to Cavehill to take the dog walking is fine. It's not.

Driving your car to somewhere where are few people is perfectly responsible.

No it's not, because you know what? Other people like to do that too. All you are doing is heightening the risk, no matter how small you think.

Entering a supermarket is a far bigger risk than any walk. Asda in Omagh on Friday night was a disgrace, groups of oul fellas with no pub to go to loitering and chatting in the narrow off-licence aisle and nobody there to hunt them on, nor a sign nor precaution to be seen anywhere.  If this is the best that one of the world's biggest retailers can do, there's no point in blaming people for getting out for some fresh air.

Yeah could encounter a idiot like this. https://mobile.twitter.com/ezralevant/status/1241800198684168192

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« Reply #2071 on: March 23, 2020, 12:44:24 PM »
Walking the dog and allowing them to their business is fine. The problem is people use the dog as an excuse to get out themselves. Also, people in Belfast still think taking a drive to get to Cavehill to take the dog walking is fine. It's not.

Driving your car to somewhere where are few people is perfectly responsible.

No it's not, because you know what? Other people like to do that too. All you are doing is heightening the risk, no matter how small you think.

Went to go to beach to walk the dog yesterday where we would train with the club and you wouldn't see a soul normally, decided to turn back home as had never seen the beach as busy in my life - Cars parked everywhere, just walking the dog in fields near the house now.. Think it's time for BoJo to Lockdown up here.


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« Reply #2072 on: March 23, 2020, 12:54:42 PM »
Few things Iíve noticed in Belfast today, the bar next door has had all their drink removed and the joiners were measuring up the windows to board them up!

All the shops have employed one out one in policy, brilliant. And they have all the stuff you need, though only allowed two items per item. Great.

The town is dead.
Hopefully people catch on, but Iíve still patients looking to come in!These people are in their 70ís or older! Weíve a policy where they come in and wash hands and put gloves on, we also have gloves and a mask! Or preferably they hand it their aids and I service them.

Itís feels ok strangely, but Iíve had people call to have tests! And angry because Iíve said no!


Sounds like Belfast in the 80s but the Europa Hotel's windows are probably safe.
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« Reply #2073 on: March 23, 2020, 01:06:36 PM »
Some people seem to live in a bubble of some sort or other. Maybe because they can't relate to all the deaths in Italy and China, I don't know but we'll soon be in a shit storm in a week or two's time and then it's too late if not already!

Local Centra yesterday there's signs everywhere about spacing and the likes and there in front of me is a dad and his two kids shopping as normal.

Leave the kids in the car, moron.

I'm mates with the owner and he was floating about in a stressed manner and I told him to ban all kids under 17 from the shop as the odds of them coming in for essential items are pretty low as most people have to drive to the shop in question.


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« Reply #2074 on: March 23, 2020, 01:12:22 PM »
Some people seem to live in a bubble of some sort or other. Maybe because they can't relate to all the deaths in Italy and China, I don't know but we'll soon be in a shit storm in a week or two's time and then it's too late if not already!

Local Centra yesterday there's signs everywhere about spacing and the likes and there in front of me is a dad and his two kids shopping as normal.

Leave the kids in the car, moron.

I'm mates with the owner and he was floating about in a stressed manner and I told him to ban all kids under 17 from the shop as the odds of them coming in for essential items are pretty low as most people have to drive to the shop in question.

Centra in town is closed, was open first thing today
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« Reply #2075 on: March 23, 2020, 01:12:46 PM »
The crux of the issue here is social distancing will only work if everyone is abiding by the guidelines which they are not , I still donít understand why we canít lockdown partly , letís go with under 20s first off , under house arrest sin e. Gawd love the poor creatures , food , drink , tv, internet etc , my heart fook in bleeds .
Walk-in down mchale rd , sun out, summers day , game day . Thatís all .

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« Reply #2076 on: March 23, 2020, 01:14:42 PM »
Itís feels ok strangely, but Iíve had people call to have tests! And angry because Iíve said no!

You were deaf to their pleas.

Some people need a cop on test and if they fail that they should not be allowed out, never mind becoming Stormont ministers.
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« Reply #2077 on: March 23, 2020, 01:25:02 PM »
Yis can totally agree all you want but you're wrong. Food production is of primary importance everywhere, all links in the chain are key workers it can't be left to break down or there will be total anarchy - that aint happening on any Government's watch.

If half those links in the chain get the virus then the number of people they spread it to will completely overwhelm the NHS/HSE and then your looking at Italian mortality rates.
I know what you're saying but it doesnt matter, the show must go on because it has to. I'm a public sector worker & a key worker, there's overtime mid week nights and weekends for the foreseeable, whoever's fit to work - works, some staff have retreated into long term self isolation, but the rest are expected to pick up the slack. How if pans out long term is anyone's guess.
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« Reply #2078 on: March 23, 2020, 01:31:28 PM »
I work in recycling and having been around the recycling centres today I have to say Iím disgusted. Queues out till the road, more activity today than there has been since Christmas. People are treating this like theyíre on their holidays. Iím mad to get off and away from this to protect myself and my family but canít until Iím told our I lose out financially.

Johnson needs to call a lock down immediately.

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« Reply #2079 on: March 23, 2020, 01:33:31 PM »
Yis can totally agree all you want but you're wrong. Food production is of primary importance everywhere, all links in the chain are key workers it can't be left to break down or there will be total anarchy - that aint happening on any Government's watch.

If half those links in the chain get the virus then the number of people they spread it to will completely overwhelm the NHS/HSE and then your looking at Italian mortality rates.
I know what you're saying but it doesnt matter, the show must go on because it has to. I'm a public sector worker & a key worker, there's overtime mid week nights and weekends for the foreseeable, whoever's fit to work - works, some staff have retreated into long term self isolation, but the rest are expected to pick up the slack. How if pans out long term is anyone's guess.
It's hard enough to isolate when everybody and their aunt is a key-worker, especially in the north as half the place is employed in the public sector.

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« Reply #2080 on: March 23, 2020, 01:54:51 PM »
If one thing is evident Stormont and our Politicians are completely unfit for purpose. When things were at there worst, we've been abandoned.

Close schools - No clear guidance
Social distancing - No clear guidance or enforcement
Health Service - Completely under prepared
Not enough PPE

It's at this point that you realise that voting for people based on how Orange or Green they are and not electing competent people has been a huge mistake.

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« Reply #2081 on: March 23, 2020, 02:07:54 PM »
I work in recycling and having been around the recycling centres today I have to say Iím disgusted. Queues out till the road, more activity today than there has been since Christmas. People are treating this like theyíre on their holidays. Iím mad to get off and away from this to protect myself and my family but canít until Iím told our I lose out financially.

Johnson needs to call a lock down immediately.

This kind of thing shows that many people do not engage their brain. We may all go to the recycling centre in the next while, but you don't need to rush there on Monday morning. In 3 or 4 days it will be quiet enough.

It's hard enough to isolate when everybody and their aunt is a key-worker, especially in the north as half the place is employed in the public sector.

yet, there is nobody to run testing centres and contact tracing?
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« Reply #2082 on: March 23, 2020, 02:15:47 PM »
I live in the countryside, 2 miles from a bigish beach. About 10 miles away from a big town.

Today I am in work (on lunch). Here is what my factory are doing...

- 2m social distancing
- People on patrol to check social distancing is being observed
- Posters and info everywhere.
- Canteen restrictions, 1/2 the chairs have been removed
- People encouraged to eat in their cars.
- Every desk has a sanitiser or Detrol spray on it.

Outside the factory town is dead. Every type of Shop is closed apart from Tesco, Lidl and Dunnes and your couple of corner shops and filling stations. Everything else is gone.
People are out walking but most seem to be adhering to 2m social distancing.

For me the biggest risk is not going to work, it is going to the shop. I go on my own, leave kids at home. When I leave my car I focus a lot on not touching my face, get the shopping trolley and use wipe to clean the handles. Do the shopping, avoiding people as much as possible. It is not possible of course to completely socialy avoid people in Tesco but I do my best. My big protection here is not to touch my face.

I get back to the car and before I drive off I get sanitiser and wash my hands. When I get home I wipe down the packaging of the food I buy. Its not 100% pr

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« Reply #2083 on: March 23, 2020, 02:30:06 PM »
We've gone into super contingency mode today. We are a pharmaceutical distributor so are very key to the supply chain and we label and distribute from our site in Ballinascreen.

The warehouse and labelling workers are being divided into 2 teams with a number of reserves to fill in if someone goes down. 2 shifts one before lunch and one after lunch, during lunch the lunch hour the whole place is to be disinfected.

Anyone who can work from home has to and there's no more than 2 people allowed in an office at any one time.

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« Reply #2084 on: March 23, 2020, 02:49:48 PM »
I had to do an emergency shop over lunch time there....I went by myself.
First problem, McDonalds is closing tonight so every road in the vicinity of the local Micky D's is at a standstill as every numpty in the planet is in the drive through queue. This in turn is blocking access to Sainsbury's/Home bargains etc.

Eventually got into Home Bargains....got the bread and beans and a pack of bog roll. There's no hand wash, hand sanitiser or soap. There's no signs up regarding social distancing and staff were not wearing gloves. People there with their kids and when you stand back to observe the 2m rule, then others are practically walking into you.
As I cant seem to get my hands on any sanitiser, I'm depending on baby wipes to clean my hands on returning to the car.

We def need a way to enforce the social distancing, but not sure how that can be done without a complete lock down.

No doubt, the same people who are flaunting the 2m rule now are the people who will cry most if a total lock down comes into force.