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  • Self isolation? No cases Tuesday and five local fully traced cases Wednesday for the whole of HK. You’re stepping out of the clean streets and into the sewer. Don’t forget to do your form before setting off, they check it at the check in desk in HK but you’ll sail through Heathrow without anyone asking to see it.

  • It was brilliant, spring kept on giving, had to put an end to it in June though.

  • Not sure how much people would comply with a 2 week lockdown at this point:
    https://twitter.com/EdConwaySky/status/1­306360104598601731

  • I got results back in 24 hours from a walk in on Tuesday, but was clearly lucky.

  • With financial support I think they would. Without I don’t think many could.

  • Tx :)

    It's interesting how many views on social media are "just a flu" vs "never leaving the house"

    Would be interesting to model what mass testing with reopening health care fully may mean, as carehomes/people that need some types of healthcare are definitely hit by the lockdown.

    Wait, did I say testing...? World beating shambles! :(

  • Yeah. What's wrong with a black and white rule?

    Well, like I said, I think that removing the opportunity for people to use their own judgement is a problem. Also the arbitrary number leads to ridiculous, unworkable and difficult to defend situations. Priti has said that if two families bump into each other in the street and the group is bigger than six they should not stop to chat because that would be illegal, so they should ignore each other. And we're supposed to grass them up. That's patently ridiculous.

    There's a strong argument that the Government are placing blame on individuals in an attempt to deflect the blame from themselves and all the people they allowed to die by going into lockdown too late and being a shambolic, disorganised mess of a government which couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, never mind an effective test and trace system.

    It's exactly the same trick Patel uses to make us angry about refugees risking their lives by crossing the Channel, or the largely overblown spectre of fraudulent benefit claimants - blame the individuals and turn people against each other and we just might be able to gloss over the fact that we're careerist donkeys who would sooner push granny under the bus than take responsibility for the actions of our government.

    Sorry - I know you're coming at this from a public health perspective. But there's no getting away from the fact that this law was a political decision by an inept, failing government 'led' by an absentee Prime Minister.

    Do you absolutely trust everyone in a group of more than 6? Really?

    Nope. But I think that laws which are seen as daft are more likely to be ignored and less likely to be enforced. I have seen plenty of groups of more than six in parks in Hackney since Monday and zero enforcement.

  • Playing 5-a-side again means a 4 pint night and a 6 pint night back in my week.

    I've never played 5-a-side - why does it involve compulsory binge drinking?

  • All of this "call the police" lark, have they even said they would respond to calls? It's not like they have additional resource just cos Cummings et al are jealous of the general public have more fiends and family than them.

  • Because, ladsladslads

    (I can't talk, as a former rugbyist)

  • It's a lifestyle choice.

    But mostly it's because I drink too much and it's a regular social evening for groups of friends I don't see otherwise.

  • There's a strong argument that the Government are placing blame on individuals in an attempt to deflect the blame from themselves and all the people they allowed to die by going into lockdown too late and being a shambolic, disorganised mess of a government which couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, never mind an effective test and trace system.

    Totally agree

  • Cheers! Hopefully get mine soon

  • I went to a walk in, catford, no qr no test now.
    Which is slightly frustrating.

  • qr?

  • it's thru axle only now, bloody confusing industry standards

  • QR Code:

  • Walked home. Tried on the way to register. Got home. Registered. Booked. No qr code generated.
    Fuckssake

  • I'm isolating as girl friend had fever last night, seems more stomach than chest so I'm fairy confident she hasn't got it. She managed to get a test tonight luckily so I may be able to leave the house by the weekend. Obviously isolation coincided with a few days when the shit is hitting the fan in work and I really need to be there.

  • Question on rule of six:

    If kids are in bed upstairs do they count toward the six, if I have a couple of friends over?

  • As long as you lock them in from the outside

  • Officially yes. Someone asked the same question on the BBC or similar and that was the answer.

  • Who provided the answer though? Independent lawyer or Priti Patel?

    I can't see anywhere in the regs that would equate two children asleep in their room to being part of a "gathering". Gathering doesn't appear to be defined, so it would presumably be arguable as to whether someone not present could be part of a gathering.

    The issue comes if one of them wakes up and comes down stairs, and joins the gathering, though this would be the same as 6 mates in the pub, and another friend happens to walk in.

  • Wouldn't you just shop the kid for breaching the rules, in that case?

    I don't see any issue there. Kids gotta learn.

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