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That is the way I was leaning to be honest. It only takes every person to visit one other household and this entire thing falls apart. Thanks all. 

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36 minutes ago, Joe Blog said:

Serious question. Due to my wife being pregnant and my school being amazing we have both been at home with our daughter for the last week. The only people we see are my wife's parents who live a street away. They have been self isolating for the last week also to ensure they could still see our daughter.

Are we being dicks to continue this arrangement? We pop to theirs and vice versa but we see no one else. Advice please, I want to do the right thing here. 

And here's the problem.  Everyone has an exception they'd like to make.  I'd like to see my parents again before they die.    But the government do not want ANYONE going ANYWHERE unless it's absolutely life or death vital.

The virus doesn't discriminate between people who've been really good and are just popping out this one time, and cunts down on the beach.  

The more exceptions we all allow ourselves to make, the more people will die.  My parents, your wife's parents.

Stay at home.

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I've quite enjoyed my first day of isolation so far. I've got a couple of workouts in and I bought myself a bass guitar at the weekend and have taught myself to play Super Freak and Stand By Me (badly). 

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17 minutes ago, Uncle Zeb said:

That Radio Solent clip has me wanting to smash my PC with a baseball bat, but all the electronics shops are fucking closed.

Probably get a bat in sports direct though.

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6 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Probably get a bat in sports direct though.

probably just about big enough to stir a cuppa from the sports direct mug 

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Went for a walk just after 1:00. Only to the local shop and back again and went on my own. Chemist was closed, but the independent bakery as well as the local Cooplands was still open as was the card shop, so go figure.

Still people about but noticeably quieter than what a normal day would be. I did pass the local police station there and back and ED-209 didn’t try to apprehend me, so so long as I stick to just that as a minimum, I can at least get out of the house and not go crazy. 

Theres also some old disused train tracks near me which I should be able to go for a wander along with little bother or chance of interaction with others

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I went for a walk at lunch and I must say it was very encouraging to see people really staying away from each other bar the odd couple here and there. Large distances on benches as well. A lot of masks floating about which gave it a weird air, but ultimately as someone said, very quiet and people being aware of each other.

I know a lot of people are going 'how will they police this?!' and I utterly agree that in London, the police cuts have been seen for the shitshow they were ever since the London Bridge attack, but I think the aim is to shit up most law abiding people into taking this seriously. That way the police can focus on gatherings that suddenly take place and dickheads. The weekend especially I imagine we'll see botos on the ground.

21 million watched Johnson on BBC/ITV yesterday, with an additional 1 mil on Ch4 and god knows how many online, so there is no fucking excuse now. Even if over half the population do it, we've got a real fucking chance.

I will have no issue reporting gatherings if I see them. This is far too big a thing.

 

@Ralphy - You can still go for a run or a walk. In fact DO do that, the Government are actively encouraging you. With anxiety at these times, I find it best to make a list of the stuff you can control rather than focusing on the stuff you can't. Its a piece of pop psychological waffle maybe, but I find it helps. Also you're not alone in all this, everyone is fucking anxious and terrified by all this, its just that most are drunk at the moment!

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5 minutes ago, Factotum said:

21 million watched Johnson on BBC/ITV yesterday, with an additional 1 mil on Ch4 and god knows how many online, so there is no fucking excuse now.

And I assume (hope?) I'm not the only one who got a text message about it today. Unless they just think I'm a wrong 'un who needs individual warning.

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@Uncle Zeb - Yup we all got one I think. Which was another balls up by the Government who said it wasn't important 2 years ago I think for mass text alerts. Should have been sent before the weekend

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10 minutes ago, Factotum said:

I went for a walk at lunch and I must say it was very encouraging to see people really staying away from each other bar the odd couple here and there. Large distances on benches as well. A lot of masks floating about which gave it a weird air, but ultimately as someone said, very quiet and people being aware of each other.

I know a lot of people are going 'how will they police this?!' and I utterly agree that in London, the police cuts have been seen for the shitshow they were ever since the London Bridge attack, but I think the aim is to shit up most law abiding people into taking this seriously. That way the police can focus on gatherings that suddenly take place and dickheads. The weekend especially I imagine we'll see botos on the ground.

21 million watched Johnson on BBC/ITV yesterday, with an additional 1 mil on Ch4 and god knows how many online

Why was it not broadcast on every channel? That’s not me trying to be a smart arse or anything, I’m genuinely asking as this is something that we’ve never had to deal with on this scale before, certainly not in my lifetime.

Bit from what I understand, when The Queen passes away there are procedures in place that the media will have to adhere to. Surely with the PM addressing the nation in the way they did last night, the first that I can remember as such, should’ve been seen by everyone, heard on every radio station etc. So why oh why was Police Interceptors still on uninterrupted?

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