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I understand that household mixing will NOT yet be prohibited in England. The rule of 6 gets one last chance.

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I don't really see the point of shutting at 10. People will just start drinking earlier. When people leave public transport will still be up and running so people will get on a bus and potentially spread Covid to twenty people rather than getting in a taxi with one other person. It seems an exercise in appearing to be doing something. Also every off licence will still be open so people will be more likely to get some cans and go to each others' houses.

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8 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

Pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 10pm from Thursday in England. 

It's not that long since they had to close in the afternoon as well. It was hell.

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Johnson is going to announce that people should work from home, a big U-turn for the U.K. government.

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You mean they don’t want us going out and buying over priced wraps to keep Preta afloat?!? I thought I was doing my bit for the economy

 

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1 minute ago, Scotty Tunbridge said:

You mean they don’t want us going out and buying over priced wraps to keep Preta afloat?!? I thought I was doing my bit for the economy

How Dare You Greta GIF

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I understand that household mixing will NOT yet be prohibited in England. The rule of 6 gets one last chance.
In fairness, that rule only came in last Monday (7 days ago) so we're not at a stage just yet to see if that will have the desired effect with case numbers (I most definitely have ny doubts though).

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Doesn't matter how much they've been moaning about it. Teachers will refuse to work through their holidays, and quite right too.
I have a holiday booked.

To Turkey of course.

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I know exactly who staffed them in my local authority. During Easter they were open 8-6. Teachers only worked 9-3. YWs worked 8-9 and 3-6. Teachers could also do a maximum of 2 days.
In summer HTs and year heads were in the hubs but it was YWs and active schools workers who took the kids.
Anyway  I was being tongue in cheek. Everyone is entitled to their contractually agreed holidays 
Our unprompted staff were on the rota during the summer holidays - voluntarily.

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7 minutes ago, ICTChris said:

Johnson is going to announce that people should work from home, a big U-turn for the U.K. government.

Source for this? Not that a u-turn is a surprise, right enough. 

I was going to have my first day in the office for 6 months on Thursday so looks like that's going in the bin. 

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I believe Todd’s on holiday so I suppose someone has to man the fort.
Has he taken Methadone Mick with him?

He's been rather quiet the past few days.

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Surely the Scottish Gov aren’t going to do an outright ban on pubs and restaurants.. is there evidence that they’re causing that big a problem? To a point I can understand closing early but to shut the whole thing down will be a tragedy for many out there. I work quite closely with a number of bars/restaurants in Glasgow and the majority of them are already a baw hair from closing down.. a complete ban will shut them down for good and leave thousands potentially unemployed. 

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I don’t know if the government’s advisors are telling them that the hospitals are almost certainly going to be overwhelmed, or whether to expect social unrest with the stricter measures being implemented, but the army seem to be very mobile at the moment. This past fortnight I’ve been working pretty much the length and breadth of the central belt and south of Scotland, and a few visits to #perthshire too. Think I’ve been passing at least 2 or 3 convoys of army lorry’s, trucks and jeeps every day on all the motorways and main routes.

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Source for this? Not that a u-turn is a surprise, right enough. 
I was going to have my first day in the office for 6 months on Thursday so looks like that's going in the bin. 


New Statesman political editor tweeted it, it’s been briefed to several papers.

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3 minutes ago, 8MileBU said:

I don’t know if the government’s advisors are telling them that the hospitals are almost certainly going to be overwhelmed, or whether to expect social unrest with the stricter measures being implemented, but the army seem to be very mobile at the moment. This past fortnight I’ve been working pretty much the length and breadth of the central belt and south of Scotland, and a few visits to #perthshire too. Think I’ve been passing at least 2 or 3 convoys of army lorry’s, trucks and jeeps every day on all the motorways and main routes.

Just getting ready to depose wee Nicky

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An outright ban on pubs and restaurants, while the government refuses to extend/bring back furlough would just completely rip the arse out of the whole sector.

Would be complete madness, so watch them go ahead and do it.

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1 minute ago, eez-eh said:

An outright ban on pubs and restaurants, while the government refuses to extend/bring back furlough would just completely rip the arse out of the whole sector.

Would be complete madness, so watch them go ahead and do it.

Would be prime for u-turn Boris to do what he does best, 48 hours after ruling it out entirely. 

 

11 minutes ago, Scosha said:

Surely the Scottish Gov aren’t going to do an outright ban on pubs and restaurants.. is there evidence that they’re causing that big a problem? To a point I can understand closing early but to shut the whole thing down will be a tragedy for many out there. I work quite closely with a number of bars/restaurants in Glasgow and the majority of them are already a baw hair from closing down.. a complete ban will shut them down for good and leave thousands potentially unemployed. 

The schools must be defended at all costs so restaurants/pubs are a convenient scapegoat to be sacrificed. 

Pretty sure Leitch has said before that gatherings in the home have been the biggest spreader of the virus. I'm sure that'll be gone shortly as well, right enough. 

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6 minutes ago, anotherchance said:

WFH is still the default setting for Scotland and has been for some time, so not sure that announcement will change much here.

It is but more and more companies seem to be ignoring it. I know of people whose jobs can easily be done from home who are being encouraged or even choosing themselves to go in part of the week, and I’m sure there’s others on here who’ve said similar.

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