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1 hour ago, alta-pete said:

Has nobody else yet made the correlation between the Scottish Government’s limitations on Spain as a snide at Catalonia’s failed bid for independence? 

Anyhoo, with them having made the pointless separatist ‘point’, I’ll wager come July 20th the quarantine will be miraculously lifted. While our glorious devolved Government will have monitored the quarantining of the sum  total of, ehhh, zero airport arrivals over the two weeks.

Wha’s like us, eh???!! 
 

^^^ two weeks in the Bluebell Bar in Benidorm gone up in smoke

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Discouraging holidays to Spain is unlikely to be a political decision by the Scottish Govt. 
Tbh a 2 week holiday in certain parts of Spain is my idea of hell.

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2 hours ago, Billy Jean King said:
2 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:
And professional sports stuck in Phase 2 till October...
I think now would be a reasonable time to set potential timeframes for lifting limits on public gatherings.
I know in Berlin, for example, outdoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people are banned until the end of August, and of more than 5,000 people until the end of October. Similar staged restrictions are in place for indoor events.
Some staging like that might be useful here.

France allowing up to 5000 later this week with racecourses opening 1st to paying customers. Hope for my Arc trip yet.

Hamilton have already decided to hold their August 1st meeting behind closed doors, which suggests they know already absolutely no spectators will be allowed in by then.

They said they weren't able to guarantee social distancing if the usual number of spectators for what is their busiest day of the year were present.

I can't believe they honestly left it till 4 weeks before to recognise there was no way 10,000 spectators would be allowed in which is the giveaway for me that they have had a nod that the "limited spectators" part of Phase 3 isn't on the table until at least the 3rd of August.

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I'd been predicting August 1st for our office to be open again - most said it would be earlier than that - the word on the street is that it'll now be October at the earliest! 

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1 hour ago, alta-pete said:

Has nobody else yet made the correlation between the Scottish Government’s limitations on Spain as a snide at Catalonia’s failed bid for independence? 

Anyhoo, with them having made the pointless separatist ‘point’, I’ll wager come July 20th the quarantine will be miraculously lifted. While our glorious devolved Government will have monitored the quarantining of the sum  total of, ehhh, zero airport arrivals over the two weeks.

Wha’s like us, eh???!! 
 

But at least you've not totally lost the head though. There's always that.

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When it goes back to normal I will genuinely miss not being able to walk away from other dog walkers when walking the dog (Purely in the interests of pandemic safety)without looking like a p***k. I have not had to partake in shitey dog walker small talk for months now and it has been glorious.

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This whole pandemic, if indeed that is truly what it is, just goes to show how Dictators get away with it. In general, the masses will literally bow to the word of authority regardless of how flimsy or contradictory the facts and science backing it is.

 

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29 minutes ago, sjc said:

This whole pandemic, if indeed that is truly what it is, just goes to show how Dictators get away with it. In general, the masses will literally bow to the word of authority regardless of how flimsy or contradictory the facts and science backing it is.

 

STILL any legislation passed by Westminster at this point has absolutely zero parliamentary scrutiny. We're basically getting legislation enacted by Hancock decree. Absolutely no need for this to be the case any more. 

Is there more oversight in Hollywood does anyone know, or is it the same up here too? 

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Phase 3 .today, which includes gyms. Something I've been missing.

Suspect it'll get the same treatment that the beer gardens got in phase 2 and be a few weeks off yet. 

Also a big day for grassroots football. Again it's going to be some dreadful watered down pish (2m. distancing etc etc). My wee boy plays for a team of about 12. Given under 11s need not distance and outdoor contact sports have been told they can resume from Monday, I see no reason why his football can't just pick up where it left off. Somehow, I know that won't be the case.

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9 hours ago, Billy Jean King said:
9 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:
. Hope for my Arc trip yet.

I’m booked for Laytown in early September. Your odds are a lot shorter than mine.

6 hours ago, madwullie said:

Is there more oversight in Hollywood does anyone know, or is it the same up here too? 

<Obligatory Harvey Weinstein reference goes here>

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10 hours ago, Billy Jean King said:
10 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:
And professional sports stuck in Phase 2 till October...
I think now would be a reasonable time to set potential timeframes for lifting limits on public gatherings.
I know in Berlin, for example, outdoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people are banned until the end of August, and of more than 5,000 people until the end of October. Similar staged restrictions are in place for indoor events.
Some staging like that might be useful here.

France allowing up to 5000 later this week with racecourses opening 1st to paying customers. Hope for my Arc trip yet.

I toyed with Dieppe a week on Wednesday. Decided against as didin't feel it was right.

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19 hours ago, Tynierose said:

Sadly that's already happening.

My wife's cousin's husband is still waiting for an appointment for ear cancer (is that actually a cancer, anyway, it's in that area) and that is coming up on 6 months +. And I've mentioned our neighbour who was in remission for throat cancer but it has apparently returned and he hasn't had an appointment let alone an examination. Telephone consultation only.

I'm very fortunate my treatment is administered by my GP practice.

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This whole pandemic, if indeed that is truly what it is, just goes to show how Dictators get away with it. In general, the masses will literally bow to the word of authority regardless of how flimsy or contradictory the facts and science backing it is.
 


I was watching The Truman Show the other day and I thought this quote summed the current situation up perfectly.

“We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that.”

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7 hours ago, sjc said:

This whole pandemic, if indeed that is truly what it is, just goes to show how Dictators get away with it. In general, the masses will literally bow to the word of authority regardless of how flimsy or contradictory the facts and science backing it is.

 

You don't think it's a pandemic?  

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8 hours ago, sjc said:

This whole pandemic, if indeed that is truly what it is, just goes to show how Dictators get away with it. In general, the masses will literally bow to the word of authority regardless of how flimsy or contradictory the facts and science backing it is.

 

Tin foil hat pish.

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2 hours ago, Steven W said:

Phase 3 .today, which includes gyms. Something I've been missing.

Suspect it'll get the same treatment that the beer gardens got in phase 2 and be a few weeks off yet. 

Also a big day for grassroots football. Again it's going to be some dreadful watered down pish (2m. distancing etc etc). My wee boy plays for a team of about 12. Given under 11s need not distance and outdoor contact sports have been told they can resume from Monday, I see no reason why his football can't just pick up where it left off. Somehow, I know that won't be the case.

I was on an SFA zoom call on Tuesday night and there will have to be big changes announced today if grassroots has a chance.

As of Tuesday night they were advocating a maximum group of 8 from 3 households.  No cones were to be moved through a session, a twenty minute gap between sessions and more importantly nil games.   Now if you have a big club at youth level you would be looking at one session a week max per kid.   Hopefully get better news today.

This afternoon I'm on a conference call for semi professional football, will hopefully get an idea when tier 5 downwards can look to start again.  Thoigh without some form of crowds it's not sustainable for the majority in any case.

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1 hour ago, Steven W said:

I toyed with Dieppe a week on Wednesday. 

I hope you used protection.

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34 minutes ago, Tynierose said:

I was on an SFA zoom call on Tuesday night and there will have to be big changes announced today if grassroots has a chance.

As of Tuesday night they were advocating a maximum group of 8 from 3 households.  No cones were to be moved through a session, a twenty minute gap between sessions and more importantly nil games.   Now if you have a big club at youth level you would be looking at one session a week max per kid.   Hopefully get better news today.

This afternoon I'm on a conference call for semi professional football, will hopefully get an idea when tier 5 downwards can look to start again.  Thoigh without some form of crowds it's not sustainable for the majority in any case.

Can you share the relevant info of said call on here afterwards please? There’ll be plenty folk interested to hear the outcome.

Edited by 8MileBU

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30 minutes ago, Tynierose said:

I was on an SFA zoom call on Tuesday night and there will have to be big changes announced today if grassroots has a chance.

As of Tuesday night they were advocating a maximum group of 8 from 3 households.  No cones were to be moved through a session, a twenty minute gap between sessions and more importantly nil games.   Now if you have a big club at youth level you would be looking at one session a week max per kid.   Hopefully get better news today.

This afternoon I'm on a conference call for semi professional football, will hopefully get an idea when tier 5 downwards can look to start again.  Thoigh without some form of crowds it's not sustainable for the majority in any case.

A team of say 12 players will invariably involve 12 households, so that would put paid to that. If thats the case I'll probably pull him out the team. Every chance plenty others will do the same. If we (Scotland) don't want our children playing football so be it.

Good luck to with your zoom calls - hopefully you can apply a bit of pressure to get things done 

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