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5 minutes ago, deathrey said:

I think it depends their age, in Primary it's fair enough, they struggle to hold it in but high school kids can and some will constantly take the piss with it and do which is why we started noting it in planners. They have enough breaks and lesson changeover every 50 minutes to go, at 15 you should be able to work around that.

Oh, secondary school? Yeah, fair enough. Every time I went for a piss, I was going for a fag.

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Just been in the smaller of the two Tesco in Lincoln. Things were pretty much in stock apart from loo roll and pet food. Did see one guy at the till getting told by the checkout girl that he couldn't

I'll eventually work through all the messages but I'm safe. Thanks folks. I'm still an absolute mess but safe all the same. 

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When I was in primary school, my dad told me that if a teacher wouldn’t let me go to the toilet, just go in the corner of the class. 
He gave very disturbing advice through life and I’m pretty sure looking back now that he is a sociopath. 

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2 hours ago, deathrey said:

That's interesting @LariatTom, ours are not really allowed to the toilet during lesson time. If they want to go, they have a note in their planner saying they have been and aren't allowed to go in a lesson again for the rest of the day (unless they have a medical expemption). 

Typically, they would need a toilet pass because they've got medical exemption. 

At the moment though, the idea behind it is that if we allow more pupils to go during lesson time, less will need to go at break/lunch and minimise the number trying to use them at the busiest time. They need to wear a face mask if they're going out and can only go to the block in their zone.

It seems to be working, just means I'm constantly repeating myself.

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Probably time Prof. Witty stopped adding caveats when giving Covid overviews. He's trying to balance medical science with issues that are absolutely not his concern (schools, pub closures, the economy etc). If he thinks a full lockdown is essential (not saying he currently does), that should be his advice and nothing more. If he lacks the guts to do that, he shoud step aside. His job is not to try and balance science with government wishes. Personally, I would have locked it down on the 7th. We're travelling in entirely the wrong direction & once again, not reacting anywhere near quickly enough. As for those who continue to disobey the guidance and rules (and trust me I'm not a rule-taker, by nature), you really are cunts. Fuck you and I genuinely hope it comes back to haunt every bastard one of you and your mamas.

 

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 They really are a shower of shits. Might as well just say that we can meet anywhere that has a till and be done with it. These half arsed lockdowns are going to fail, I know a good few people who have taken the approach of "so I can go to the pub with strangers surrounding me but not see my family, fuck that." 

People are seemingly making their own social bubbles regardless of the rules as everyone is so sick of a spineless government who cannot be trusted to wipe their own arses (probably standers).

I don't agree with bending the rules to suit your own narrative but it's bloody easy to see why people are utterly exhausted by it all. 

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I genuinely think we're fucked. I am anyway.

The Tories response to the virus has been a joke since the beginning but, coming out of lockdown has probably been the worst of the entire ordeal.  Firstly, case numbers were around the same level when they lifted restrictions as they were when we went into lockdown, which is insane. They not only did still did it but they tried to put pressure on the devolved Governments to follow suit, and encouraged people to travel the country.

Aside from that, it's only been about two weeks since they were bribing folk to go to restaurants and trying to guilt people into stopping working from home. What the fuck did they think was going to happen?

The big concern is whether people will even obey a second lockdown and, for me personally, whether I'll still have a job. I work in a hotel. We lost an ungodly amount of money from being closed. If we lockdown again, it wouldn't shock me if they just sack everybody and stay closed until things stabilise.

7 minutes ago, Joe Blog said:

I don't agree with bending the rules to suit your own narrative but it's bloody easy to see why people are utterly exhausted by it all. 

Same.

I will say that I like Nicola Sturgeon but our version of the rule of six is particularly shit. Limiting gatherings to six people from two households disproportionately hurts people who live alone and means people are less likely to follow it. I can think of so many flaws in it - I can work for twelve hours with three work colleagues but we can't go for a pint afterwards? - that it's impossible to really take it seriously. Even some of the most sensible people I know, who've followed every other rule, have said that they aren't going to stick to that.

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On 9/11/2020 at 5:57 PM, Uncle Zeb said:

I'm being sent a home testing kit to use (as part of an official study into the kinds of people who catch the virus), and it feels like I've landed a pre-order for a limited edition Sega Saturn Mini or something. Should I put it on eBay?

Guess what. 😒

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So, does any one have any experience living in another country whilst working for a UK company (i.e. what it means for tax)? As I am absolutely done with this country and its government.

I’m not spending the next two years of my life going in and out of these pissing lockdowns because the Tories did too little, too late to contain it, and I don’t fancy taking my chances with their “herd immunity” plan-but-definitely-not-the-plan due to medical reasons.

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What a fucking cretin Johnson is. Heading in completely the wrong direction and he changes next to nothing.

The depressing thing is that the bastard tory's will probably win the next election, I keep pestering my wife to move to a different country but she is having none of it. I have Irish citizenship so keep pushing for a move over there. 

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34 minutes ago, Your Fight Site said:

So, does any one have any experience living in another country whilst working for a UK company (i.e. what it means for tax)? As I am absolutely done with this country and its government.

I’m not spending the next two years of my life going in and out of these pissing lockdowns because the Tories did too little, too late to contain it, and I don’t fancy taking my chances with their “herd immunity” plan-but-definitely-not-the-plan due to medical reasons.

Any way you could register yourself to a UK address (family member, close friend etc) and then move abroad? If you're working for a UK company and your residence is UK based tax should realistically remain the same I believe. 

Had a agency contact me about moving to Spain for work, wish I'd got that bloody job now. Living with my mother isn't such a bad thing but it means I can hardly ever have anyone around to catch up or watch a movie or anything. All my mates working in the pub industry means that when they close at 10 now there's nowhere for us to go to catch up meaning I'll have a lot more days and evenings by myself until I'm back into work now. 

I realise it's such a petty gripe when everything is being done to limit cases and it's my age group where they've been rapidly increasing but when doctors, family and friends are telling me to not shut myself away while I'm feeling this down and the government are doing it for me instead, it is making it harder for me to cope day to day. 

 

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Thanks, @Shy Dad. Yeah, was planning on keeping a UK address (most likely one of my parents’).

Had a look at some rentals the other night and would much rather pay what I’m paying in rent now but with better climes, pool, and beach in walking distance. I’ve also been learning Portuguese for the past year-and-a-bit as had friends who were supposed to be getting married there in May, but that’s been rescheduled to next year now.

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