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22 Mar 2020 09:19 #951 by yoonited
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The National Trust has backtracked and closed all parks and gardens as they were getting too crowded.

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22 Mar 2020 10:06 #952 by BelleVueBoy
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It wil start happening very quickly indeed if people don't stop using the Lakes was a pandemic playground.

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22 Mar 2020 10:18 #953 by Bruntonpasty
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As it goes, I would like to canvas opinion as regards an issue very close to home.

My daughter is type 1 diabetic and therefore falls into an at risk category. The advice would be to self isolate for twelve weeks. Her employer (a major high street retailer) initially indicated this would , in her case have to be unpaid, she has no symptoms, nobody in the home has any symptoms. However, the company stance seems to have changed and, following a telephone call from a concerned customer to the store where my daughter works and a new directive from HQ. (no, it wasn't me or any other family member, it really was a concerned customer who knows my daughter , knows her condition and is in fact a retired nurse. her direct advice to my daughter yesterday was, throw a sicky, get yourself out of this, i don't want to see you in here next week) My daughter wasn't keen to "throw the sicky" she feels that's being a fraud, The retired nurse responded " there are plenty out there taking from the system who don't have health issues like you have" . So oh wise ones of the Messageboard what would you do? Should she stay working and risk getting the virus? or should she run for the hills and accept the pay she will get? but leave her employer with a hole to fill, which she feels a bit guilty about?

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22 Mar 2020 11:46 #954 by yoonited
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Bruntonpasty, she may have this decision made for her very soon. Ikea, John Lewis, TK Maxx, River Island, New Look, The Body Shop and British Heart Foundation charity shops have already closed. It is highly likely that ALL non essential retail outlets will have to close. All that will remain open are supermarkets, food shops (butchers, bakers, fruit/veg shops and takeaway outlets), pharmacies, fuel stations and agricultural supply centres.

If anyone is in any doubt whatsoever as to the dangers of going out and being amongst people at this time, you need to listen to this. It's a compelling interview with an A&E Doctor on the front line whose description of the crisis totally shocked me. It's 34 minutes long but taking the time to listen to it could save your life. Stay safe.

www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0877mb2

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22 Mar 2020 11:58 #955 by carwash
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Bruntonpasty wrote: As it goes, I would like to canvas opinion as regards an issue very close to home.

My daughter is type 1 diabetic and therefore falls into an at risk category. The advice would be to self isolate for twelve weeks. Her employer (a major high street retailer) initially indicated this would , in her case have to be unpaid, she has no symptoms, nobody in the home has any symptoms. However, the company stance seems to have changed and, following a telephone call from a concerned customer to the store where my daughter works and a new directive from HQ. (no, it wasn't me or any other family member, it really was a concerned customer who knows my daughter , knows her condition and is in fact a retired nurse. her direct advice to my daughter yesterday was, throw a sicky, get yourself out of this, i don't want to see you in here next week) My daughter wasn't keen to "throw the sicky" she feels that's being a fraud, The retired nurse responded " there are plenty out there taking from the system who don't have health issues like you have" . So oh wise ones of the Messageboard what would you do? Should she stay working and risk getting the virus? or should she run for the hills and accept the pay she will get? but leave her employer with a hole to fill, which she feels a bit guilty about?


Difficult one bruntonpasty. She isn't in the highest risk category so I think won't be getting a letter saying she must stay at home in isolation for 12 weeks. Generally people with type 1 diabetes are at higher risk of suffering complications if they have colds or flu. So far there has been no evidence that patients with type 1 diabetes are at any increased risk from covid-19 although they should follow the social distancing rules even more scrupulously. However type 1 diabetics are generally much better at looking after their own health as they have lived with the condition for most of their lives.

She is not going to put other people at greater risk by going to work and therefore I would say that it is entirely her decision to make. I don't think she should be criticised in any way for making what will be a very finely balanced decision. In two weeks time when there will be more cases around in Cumbria maybe then she should probably self-isolate at home if not already doing so.

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22 Mar 2020 12:23 #956 by nobbyblue
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Young lassie works at Gretna Gateway shop in the same situation. Her mother and father went into see the manager and said she wouldn’t be coming back. Not sure if she’s on unpaid leave or what.

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22 Mar 2020 12:27 #957 by nobbyblue
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Church leaders in Britain and Ireland have called on Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about coronavirus on Sunday 22 March.
People are invited to place a lighted candle in their window at 19:00 on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ”.

Sounds like busy night for the fire brigade.
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22 Mar 2020 12:30 #958 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Bruntonpasty wrote: As it goes, I would like to canvas opinion as regards an issue very close to home.

My daughter is type 1 diabetic and therefore falls into an at risk category. The advice would be to self isolate for twelve weeks. Her employer (a major high street retailer) initially indicated this would , in her case have to be unpaid, she has no symptoms, nobody in the home has any symptoms. However, the company stance seems to have changed and, following a telephone call from a concerned customer to the store where my daughter works and a new directive from HQ. (no, it wasn't me or any other family member, it really was a concerned customer who knows my daughter , knows her condition and is in fact a retired nurse. her direct advice to my daughter yesterday was, throw a sicky, get yourself out of this, i don't want to see you in here next week) My daughter wasn't keen to "throw the sicky" she feels that's being a fraud, The retired nurse responded " there are plenty out there taking from the system who don't have health issues like you have" . So oh wise ones of the Messageboard what would you do? Should she stay working and risk getting the virus? or should she run for the hills and accept the pay she will get? but leave her employer with a hole to fill, which she feels a bit guilty about?


Difficult one bruntonpasty. She isn't in the highest risk category so I think won't be getting a letter saying she must stay at home in isolation for 12 weeks. Generally people with type 1 diabetes are at higher risk of suffering complications if they have colds or flu. So far there has been no evidence that patients with type 1 diabetes are at any increased risk from covid-19 although they should follow the social distancing rules even more scrupulously. However type 1 diabetics are generally much better at looking after their own health as they have lived with the condition for most of their lives.

She is not going to put other people at greater risk by going to work and therefore I would say that it is entirely her decision to make. I don't think she should be criticised in any way for making what will be a very finely balanced decision. In two weeks time when there will be more cases around in Cumbria maybe then she should probably self-isolate at home if not already doing so.


Without going into the politics of it i.m told I will be included in those asked to self-isolate [ i won't be whether I am on the list or not ] but I don't feel I and other people with my condition should be either.

So I did a little digging and the information seems to be that they have a very easy way of drawing a line [ that being everybody who is on the list for free annual flu jabs who they contact about it every year ] which will include some people who maybe don't need to be included but when balanced they have decided that the advantages of having that ready-made list and contact details outweighs the issue of the increased numbers.

But then we come to the numbers issue they are saying 1.75 million people will be contacted tomorrow well I can't see that number including diabetics, can you? But all indications say that it will. From what I was told there are a lot of people who you might expect to be on it but aren't, for example, someone who has had a heart bypass operation would only be on the list for 6 months after their op as after that it's not considered that the immune system would be compromised.

Also to be remembered is that at present this self-isolation isn't enforceable in law Yet

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22 Mar 2020 12:35 #959 by Moylesey
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nobbyblue wrote: Church leaders in Britain and Ireland have called on Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about coronavirus on Sunday 22 March.
People are invited to place a lighted candle in their window at 19:00 on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ”.

Sounds like busy night for the fire brigade.


With respect to the Church who are capable of doing an awful lot of good, our house be giving thanks to God or Christ for anything under the current circumstances.

Thought and prayers my arse.

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22 Mar 2020 12:41 #960 by Moylesey
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won’t be giving

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22 Mar 2020 12:45 #961 by yoonited
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nobbyblue wrote: Church leaders in Britain and Ireland have called on Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about coronavirus on Sunday 22 March.
People are invited to place a lighted candle in their window at 19:00 on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ”.

Sounds like busy night for the fire brigade.


This one sets a great example...........

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22 Mar 2020 12:55 #963 by Bruntonpasty
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Thanks for replies people, interesting and thought provoking, there are many facets to this........

The retailer is a high street chemist/pharmacist. Her employer has said she could start earlier and do restocking rather than till. This doesn't work on two fronts, diabetics do best on regularity, or at least she does, regular sleep patterns, meals, etc. this could disrupt that. Whilst stocking shelves, it is inevitable that customers will approach her for advice/ or to be abusive about missing stock as happens currently! She can't escape public contact entirely in her workplace. Her immune system is responsible for the diabetes in the first place, it usually starts with some random infection that causes your own immune system to attack your pancreas and prevent it from producing insulin, so general worry about her immune system causes her worry and stress, both of which can detrimentally affect your blood sugar control.
NS, as a type 1, she is prescribed the flu jab annually and yes, she doesn't fall in the "letter" category as far as I can see? I believe this will change.

As a parent, I'm obviously concerned. Before I posted this on here, I had already made my mind up as to what she should do. This will cause her employer some difficulties I'm sure, this is regrettable but, there are times when you must be selfish and think of yourself. I will be telling her to self isolate for as long as is necessary.

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22 Mar 2020 13:31 #964 by twinkletoes
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Pasty, absolutely no way should she be going if at risk. When will people realise that it's about protecting the NHS, not telling people for the hell of it.
I know someone with Italian heritage who has lost 3 distant family members... the worse part being that no-one from the family was allowed to visit. They died alone. Shocking and very upsetting for their surviving family members.

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22 Mar 2020 13:32 #965 by topstepwhinger
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Apparently at Tescos Rosehill at 9am this morning people with trolleys were queued all the way down the car park as far as the recycling area. Didn't open until 10am.
What is wrong with people?

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22 Mar 2020 13:42 #966 by yoonited
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Tesco have just scrapped all multi-buy deals and increased prices of 600 products. There's a big argument for supporting your local independent shops at this time as the big supermarkets are currently coining it in and their thanks for our support, in the case of Tesco, is to rack their prices up at a time when many people have just lost their jobs.

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22 Mar 2020 13:55 #967 by topstepwhinger
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Urban Dictionary have apparently coined a new word for the stockpilers - covidiots.

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22 Mar 2020 14:04 #968 by carwash
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Yoonited,it Tesco until recently had a 3 for 2 offer on vitamin supplements such as vitamin C tablets. Obviously people were buying 3 rather than the one they needed. Bottled beers were 4 for £6 or £1.70 each. They had to scrap multibuys which were encouraging stockpiling. I think any extra profits made by the supermarkets will just be short term as eventually people will stop buying as they run down their stockpiles

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22 Mar 2020 14:24 #969 by yoonited
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Quite easy for Tesco to have controlled the situation by allowing each customer to just buy one lot of "three for two" items or just four bottles of beer. But it's obviously much easier still to just rack up prices on hundreds of their popular items and exploit the situation so their shareholders can trouser some big dividends. Sod those who have just been dismissed over the last few days (there are dozens I know of just in my village), they'll just have to pay their inflated prices or do without. Or better still support the local independent retailers who aren't ripping people off in this crisis and who also seem to be well stocked with everything.

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Maybe not easy to do, but as regards to multibuys the shops should up the price for the second, third and subsequent items and then donate the extra cash generated to the NHS. This would help to put a damper on the panic buying

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22 Mar 2020 15:21 - 22 Mar 2020 15:21 #971 by CCU
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topstepwhinger wrote: Apparently at Tescos Rosehill at 9am this morning people with trolleys were queued all the way down the car park as far as the recycling area. Didn't open until 10am.
What is wrong with people?


Tesco opened at 9am for NHS Workers, who could go in and get their stuff, ready for tills opening at 10am to pay and get off quickly...

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22 Mar 2020 15:53 #972 by HuntingHorn
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Bruntonpasty wrote: Thanks for replies people, interesting and thought provoking, there are many facets to this........

The retailer is a high street chemist/pharmacist. Her employer has said she could start earlier and do restocking rather than till. This doesn't work on two fronts, diabetics do best on regularity, or at least she does, regular sleep patterns, meals, etc. this could disrupt that. Whilst stocking shelves, it is inevitable that customers will approach her for advice/ or to be abusive about missing stock as happens currently! She can't escape public contact entirely in her workplace. Her immune system is responsible for the diabetes in the first place, it usually starts with some random infection that causes your own immune system to attack your pancreas and prevent it from producing insulin, so general worry about her immune system causes her worry and stress, both of which can detrimentally affect your blood sugar control.
NS, as a type 1, she is prescribed the flu jab annually and yes, she doesn't fall in the "letter" category as far as I can see? I believe this will change.

As a parent, I'm obviously concerned. Before I posted this on here, I had already made my mind up as to what she should do. This will cause her employer some difficulties I'm sure, this is regrettable but, there are times when you must be selfish and think of yourself. I will be telling her to self isolate for as long as is necessary.



I’m type 1 diabetic too and a former nurse. I’m self employed now and you can be absolutely certain I’ll be avoiding people at all costs.
If they allow her to have a behind the scenes role for a bit then take it, you can compensate for the shift in timings by always carrying a bag of jelly babies, but frankly no job is worth risking your life.
If she’s in contact with customers then I would definitely be signing off until this calms because the majority of the public simply aren’t bright enough to stay out of others personal space.

There’s no evidence we’re any more at risk of catching it, but we are at higher risk of complications if we do get it.
Her immune system isn’t broken, it turned on her (and my own) beta islet cells in our pancreas, it doesn’t mean your immune system is shot in the same way someone mid chemotherapy for example would be.
You still fight infection equally as someone without Type1 would, it’s just that we have strawberry jam for blood so anything we are infected by has a higher than normal food source to live off, and that can make shifting things more difficult.

As far as the ‘list’ point goes, I fully expect type 1 diabetics to be told to hide away soon until this peaks and subsides. Why would they want the added complication of administering insulin regimes on top of the serious illness, it’s making a rod for our nurses own back. We’ll be told to stay away and it’ll come very soon since the majority of idiots are currently having a jamboree in public spaces!
It’s unlikely type 2 will ever be told to isolate unless they’ve a stack of health problems to accompany their insulin resistance.
Hope she gets through it Brunton without any penalty, you’ve my best wishes.

On a side note, Boris closed the pubs on Friday at closing time, in Newcastle the pubs offloaded as much booze as they could by dropping their price...some were selling drinks for 50p, and they were packed out.
2 people died of alcoholic poisoning.
The rest have probably tripled the NE infection rate in the coming fortnight....
Sometimes I’m ashamed to be human, the pubs responsible for that shit show should be stripped of their licence and charged with manslaughter.

It's better to be silent and assumed a fool than to speak and remove all doubt
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22 Mar 2020 16:33 #973 by Waltero
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It appears some pubs in Scotland are refusing to close. I'm surprised the police aren't taking action. Kranky jus been on news threatening emergency action against them

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22 Mar 2020 16:49 #974 by Laffy
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I never cease to be surprised by some people-uneducated, stupid and a disgrace to the human race.I would be driving round with water cannon and flooding the pubs.

Wee nippy got it right this afternoon.We are on step away from martial law and pubs are staying open-crazy
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22 Mar 2020 16:51 #975 by ParcelPete
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They'll be rioting all over Scotchland when the buckfast runs oot.
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22 Mar 2020 16:56 #976 by Laffy
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Pull the licences-simple.

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22 Mar 2020 17:00 #977 by ExiledJock
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I suspect the "600 price rises at Tesco" is a bit of an Internet story that completely misunderstands how supermarkets work. ALL supermarkets are implementing price changes daily or at least weekly. That Spam that was on offer last week for £1.00 will be £1.60 this week when the promo ends.

Some of the big names carry something like 30,000 products. It's no surprise that 600 of those items might rise in price at any one time (while a similar number temporarily drop in price).

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22 Mar 2020 17:07 #978 by Waltero
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Better still when it's all over just refuse to renew their licences

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Only in Scotland!

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Bruntonpasty wrote: Thanks for replies people, interesting and thought provoking, there are many facets to this........

The retailer is a high street chemist/pharmacist. Her employer has said she could start earlier and do restocking rather than till. This doesn't work on two fronts, diabetics do best on regularity, or at least she does, regular sleep patterns, meals, etc. this could disrupt that. Whilst stocking shelves, it is inevitable that customers will approach her for advice/ or to be abusive about missing stock as happens currently! She can't escape public contact entirely in her workplace. Her immune system is responsible for the diabetes in the first place, it usually starts with some random infection that causes your own immune system to attack your pancreas and prevent it from producing insulin, so general worry about her immune system causes her worry and stress, both of which can detrimentally affect your blood sugar control.
NS, as a type 1, she is prescribed the flu jab annually and yes, she doesn't fall in the "letter" category as far as I can see? I believe this will change.

As a parent, I'm obviously concerned. Before I posted this on here, I had already made my mind up as to what she should do. This will cause her employer some difficulties I'm sure, this is regrettable but, there are times when you must be selfish and think of yourself. I will be telling her to self isolate for as long as is necessary.


Pull her out keep her safe. My wife started last night with a dry continuous cough and got upset saying she doesn't feel well. Says it doesn't feel like a cold and pockets in her chest are burning. No fever though and breathing is fine. Hoping she's just finally caught the cold we've all had except her. She's very worried though as she's been working with absolute doylems. One in had a meeting who had been in contact with a case and breathed over everyone "for a laugh" Other had came back from Spain few days ago her husband was self isolating but she came to work to clean a care home- you couldn't make it up. Another maintenance man didn't do anything wrong but got it almost collapsed before going to hospital was in contact with the finance team who don't need to come in cos they are allowed and set up to work from home but keep coming to the office my wife is based in.
She's holed up- upstairs understandably won't see the kids and it's mother's day. I'm praying she gets no worse and it's a cold and also if it is it and gets me she's back we'll cos if we both need hospital the what happens to the kids?
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22 Mar 2020 17:29 #981 by PaddockRanger
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topstepwhinger wrote: Apparently at Tescos Rosehill at 9am this morning people with trolleys were queued all the way down the car park as far as the recycling area. Didn't open until 10am.
What is wrong with people?


Tesco opened at 9am for NHS Workers, who could go in and get their stuff, ready for tills opening at 10am to pay and get off quickly...



not just NHS workers....key workers in general can go shopping earlier on monday, wednesday and friday to avoid the panic buyers buying the essentials. how long that will work for is unknown, but i expect martial law to come into effect very soon.

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22 Mar 2020 17:31 - 22 Mar 2020 17:32 #982 by CCU
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CCU wrote:

topstepwhinger wrote: Apparently at Tescos Rosehill at 9am this morning people with trolleys were queued all the way down the car park as far as the recycling area. Didn't open until 10am.
What is wrong with people?


Tesco opened at 9am for NHS Workers, who could go in and get their stuff, ready for tills opening at 10am to pay and get off quickly...



not just NHS workers....key workers in general can go shopping earlier on monday, wednesday and friday to avoid the panic buyers buying the essentials. how long that will work for is unknown, but i expect martial law to come into effect very soon.


It was specifically for Emergency Service/NHS today, hence why I said...

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22 Mar 2020 17:38 #983 by yoonited
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This morning I stuck a bottle of beer in every room of my house. Tonight I'm going to pretend I'm on a pub crawl.
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22 Mar 2020 17:43 #984 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Bruntonpasty wrote: Thanks for replies people, interesting and thought provoking, there are many facets to this........

The retailer is a high street chemist/pharmacist. Her employer has said she could start earlier and do restocking rather than till. This doesn't work on two fronts, diabetics do best on regularity, or at least she does, regular sleep patterns, meals, etc. this could disrupt that. Whilst stocking shelves, it is inevitable that customers will approach her for advice/ or to be abusive about missing stock as happens currently! She can't escape public contact entirely in her workplace. Her immune system is responsible for the diabetes in the first place, it usually starts with some random infection that causes your own immune system to attack your pancreas and prevent it from producing insulin, so general worry about her immune system causes her worry and stress, both of which can detrimentally affect your blood sugar control.
NS, as a type 1, she is prescribed the flu jab annually and yes, she doesn't fall in the "letter" category as far as I can see? I believe this will change.

As a parent, I'm obviously concerned. Before I posted this on here, I had already made my mind up as to what she should do. This will cause her employer some difficulties I'm sure, this is regrettable but, there are times when you must be selfish and think of yourself. I will be telling her to self isolate for as long as is necessary.


Pasty i.m not sure i.m seeing the issue now Why don't they just put her on the 80% scheme and send her home or are you saying that the shop/branch couldn't operate with one member of staff down ?

And what makes you think Diabetics won't be on the list ? or are you like me just looking at the numbers and seeing that they don't add up

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22 Mar 2020 17:48 #985 by topstepwhinger
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topstepwhinger wrote: Apparently at Tescos Rosehill at 9am this morning people with trolleys were queued all the way down the car park as far as the recycling area. Didn't open until 10am.
What is wrong with people?


Tesco opened at 9am for NHS Workers, who could go in and get their stuff, ready for tills opening at 10am to pay and get off quickly...


I wasn't aware of that, it was just what I was told by one of the Tesco's delivery drivers.

I obviously have no problem with NHS and emergency workers taking advantage of extended hours.
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22 Mar 2020 18:21 #986 by Bruntonpasty
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Bruntonpasty wrote: Thanks for replies people, interesting and thought provoking, there are many facets to this........

The retailer is a high street chemist/pharmacist. Her employer has said she could start earlier and do restocking rather than till. This doesn't work on two fronts, diabetics do best on regularity, or at least she does, regular sleep patterns, meals, etc. this could disrupt that. Whilst stocking shelves, it is inevitable that customers will approach her for advice/ or to be abusive about missing stock as happens currently! She can't escape public contact entirely in her workplace. Her immune system is responsible for the diabetes in the first place, it usually starts with some random infection that causes your own immune system to attack your pancreas and prevent it from producing insulin, so general worry about her immune system causes her worry and stress, both of which can detrimentally affect your blood sugar control.
NS, as a type 1, she is prescribed the flu jab annually and yes, she doesn't fall in the "letter" category as far as I can see? I believe this will change.

As a parent, I'm obviously concerned. Before I posted this on here, I had already made my mind up as to what she should do. This will cause her employer some difficulties I'm sure, this is regrettable but, there are times when you must be selfish and think of yourself. I will be telling her to self isolate for as long as is necessary.


Pasty i.m not sure i.m seeing the issue now Why don't they just put her on the 80% scheme and send her home or are you saying that the shop/branch couldn't operate with one member of staff down ?

And what makes you think Diabetics won't be on the list ? or are you like me just looking at the numbers and seeing that they don't add up


NS. As I understand it, I may be wrong on this, the 80% thing is for businesses that are having to close or drastically trim staffing levels, therefore preventing job losses outright. This isn't the issue here as I see it.They are already short staffed, or it would seem that way from what I am told. They have already lost a couple due to other illness issues but they are different in circumstances.
I have seen descriptions of the higher risk conditions , these have just been highlighted in today's press conference, my daughter is on the level of conditions below this. Again, I may be wrong, I googled how many type 1 diabetics there are in the UK, of the four million with diabetes, only ten per cent are type one? 400,000 then? maybe they are in the 1.5 to 1.75 million who will get a letter. To be honest, we've taken control of this, she's out from tomorrow!

They don't like it up 'em!
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22 Mar 2020 18:29 #987 by ExiledJock
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This is pretty grim from Kirby Lonsdale



Don't we have some bikers on here? Hopefully some locals will be giving them merry hell on the biker forums or Facebook pages.

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22 Mar 2020 18:35 #988 by Armo
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CCU wrote: It was specifically for Emergency Service/NHS today, hence why I said...


Yeah, today was for NHS workers, my wife was down (different Tesco) and there where big queues but, fair play, everyone's ID was checked and photo too. Obviously always going to get a couple of chancers but they where dealt with.

Definitely a boon, we've struggled to get beef and chicken but today she came back with plenty.

Can't see these queues lasting - M&S are doing the same every Mon and Thurs and Sainsbury's every Mon, Weds and Fri.

Slightly different point, know a copper and there's been a couple of incidences in Carlisle of people coming up to OAPs and taking the hand sanitiser out of their baskets whilst queuing up to pay - [censored] ridiculous and a good job i wasn't in the queue next them.

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22 Mar 2020 18:44 #989 by Chilledsilly
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Been biting my tongue not to make this a political thing because this critically bad problem transcends politics.....
But christ I'm biting my tongue waiting for some leadership ...
Looking at the idiots in the lakes and milling round and playing sports etc on
the news.... beggars belief ..
Come on Boris ,get a grip !!
Instead of giving advice ,
Demand and act !!
That goes for the supermarket problems as well ...!!
Embarrassed by people ..

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22 Mar 2020 18:59 #990 by yoonited
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Chilledsilly wrote: Been biting my tongue not to make this a political thing because this critically bad problem transcends politics.....
But christ I'm biting my tongue waiting for some leadership ...
Looking at the idiots in the lakes and milling round and playing sports etc on
the news.... beggars belief ..
Come on Boris ,get a grip !!
Instead of giving advice ,
Demand and act !!
That goes for the supermarket problems as well ...!!
Embarrassed by people ..


You've seen nothing...........

www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/holes-d...ces-attacked-224229/

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22 Mar 2020 19:03 #991 by Alan
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As bad as it is that folk are still gathering in large numbers it's also great that the vast majority of the UK are taking heed and staying indoors.
Shielding 1.5m elderly and venerable will be a massive help too.

Fingers crossed this shopping madness will come to an end this week and the weather will revert to type and piss down again bringing everyone back into line.

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22 Mar 2020 19:09 #992 by Arragorn
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Boris the Buffoon will have to wait until the alien Cummings tells him what to do. That unelected moron has too much say in what happens at Government level.
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22 Mar 2020 19:27 #993 by Markovitch
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Corbyn wants to invite over a team of Chinese doctors to advise our guys seeing as how they have dealt with it and got over the hump. Boris has refused

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22 Mar 2020 19:31 - 22 Mar 2020 21:14 #994 by PaddockRanger
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CCU wrote:

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CCU wrote:

topstepwhinger wrote: Apparently at Tescos Rosehill at 9am this morning people with trolleys were queued all the way down the car park as far as the recycling area. Didn't open until 10am.
What is wrong with people?


Tesco opened at 9am for NHS Workers, who could go in and get their stuff, ready for tills opening at 10am to pay and get off quickly...


not just NHS workers....key workers in general can go shopping earlier on monday, wednesday and friday to avoid the panic buyers buying the essentials. how long that will work for is unknown, but i expect martial law to come into effect very soon.


It was specifically for Emergency Service/NHS today, hence why I said...


my apologies CCU. I have known about this since friday morning. I should have posted the information so you didnt have to do it. CFM were also broadcasting the same message friday afternoon and evening. working in social care/home support, me and my colleagues were invited also.
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22 Mar 2020 20:50 #995 by Laffy
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Pity Corbyn didn’t take the same view with the Russian poisoning issue.Would have saved a lot of time.

Not sure why you continue to like driving wedges Marko-I think playing politics at this time is poor.

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22 Mar 2020 21:19 #996 by bluebry
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Markovitch wrote: Corbyn wants to invite over a team of Chinese doctors to advise our guys seeing as how they have dealt with it and got over the hump. Boris has refused


If he has refused and its a bloody big 'if', then there must be some reasoning behind it as no sane person would turn down help from a 'government' in the know surely?
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22 Mar 2020 21:36 #997 by PaddockRanger
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Markovitch wrote: Corbyn wants to invite over a team of Chinese doctors to advise our guys seeing as how they have dealt with it and got over the hump. Boris has refused


If he has refused and its a bloody big 'if', then there must be some reasoning behind it as no sane person would turn down help from a 'government' in the know surely?



can not see how that would benefit the UK NHS system as it stands, now or in the future. different way of living altogether.....bunch of dog eating peasents
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22 Mar 2020 21:39 #998 by Bruntonpasty
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bluebry wrote:

Markovitch wrote: Corbyn wants to invite over a team of Chinese doctors to advise our guys seeing as how they have dealt with it and got over the hump. Boris has refused


If he has refused and its a bloody big 'if', then there must be some reasoning behind it as no sane person would turn down help from a 'government' in the know surely?



Yeah but Bry, this info came from Pravda! Sorry....Marko.....but you get what I mean.....Big pinch of salt from them siberian salt mines like eh!

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22 Mar 2020 21:40 #999 by Bruntonpasty
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.......and Jeremy should be self isolating at his age , not interfering in stuff........

They don't like it up 'em!

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22 Mar 2020 21:51 #1000 by PaddockRanger
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Harvey Weinstein has COVID-19......surely a dead man walking now.


shout to all those parents who have allowed their kids to stay out, some as late as 10 or 11pm,.......YOUR A BUNCH OF FEKKING IDJUTS.
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