Coronavirus...

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    I take it you're a key worker?

    Both my daughter and her partner are key workers. They're both microbiologists in Bio-tech. They will be very busy in the coming months.
     
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    I manage 12 schools within a large academy trust group. So technically I am a key worker.
     
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    I'm confused about this lockdown, I thought it was only 'essential workers' that could go off to work but opposite my house there are gas, electrical, and joinery contractors fitting a new kitchen in a bungalow. A few doors down from this, another (unoccupied) bungalow owned by a developer has just begun renovation and then further down the road another unoccupied bungalow is in the process of being converted into a house. Good to see this work going on in normal times, of course, but not my idea of 'essential' work, unless I've misunderstood the lockdown rules.
     
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    Building work and maintenance seems to be on the “ok” list.
     
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    A lot of trades are self employed, or sub contracting....no work no pay. Our window cleaner called today, wearing gloves, and a mask kept his distance, but as he said I dont want to work but no work, no income. He says if the Govt give some assistance similar to that given to employees he will stop immediately
     
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    Completely Different from mine but probably to the same spec , different Health Boards use different suppliers , take care .(y)
     
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    Would assume that factories , building sites , and many others would need to have some form of shut down process , make the site safe etc that might take a few days , time will tell . Can sympathise with the window cleaner though .
     
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    the location where l start and finish my day is undergoing exterior restoration and some interior decoration work at 7.00am the contractors turned up to start work but by dinner time they had been told to close up the site and go home. but today the government said building work and building sties can continue to operate as long as they practice Social distancing

    my question is how can they do that when four of them arrive in a transit van with a crew cab
     
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    I have a local timber yard coming at the end of this week to install some new fence panels. Apparently they are still working as normal. I will just let them get on with it and stay well out of their way. They only have to remove the old panels and slide in the new ones. :whistle:
     
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    Whoooo hooo! Needed.....
     
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    but you now have to decide what shop to go to on your one shopping trip that you are allowed a week imagine coming home with a boot full of beer and snacks from the offie and no food for the family
     
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    [​IMG]

    And we are only 4 days into lock down...!!!!


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    Amazon is your friend and have a good selection of single malt whisky that can be delivered to your door (y)(y)
     
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    When I visited Skye that was the only distillery on the island. I have fond memories of both.
     
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    Too right.... we went about 25 years ago....
    As part of a grand Scottish tour...
    Hated the place so much... never been back since.... Scotland that is....
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    Only joking lads.... top place ...
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    Careful, or you might not get an entry visa next time you want to go there. :D
     
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    No....
    Possibly not...


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    This made me chuckle..
    Talking of the Scots..


    UK Virus ALERT

    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent virus threat and have therefore raised their threat level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, the level may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.”

    The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.

    The virus has been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

    The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let's Get the Bastard.” They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

    The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

    Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”

    The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose.”

    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

    Australia, meanwhile, has raised its alert level from “No worries” to “She'll be alright, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is cancelled.” So far, no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

    The Russians have said “It's not us”


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    Now is not the time for such a post. It goes too far too soon. All around the world people are dying from a serious pandemic. Instead of passing snide remarks under the guise of humour, try to say something positive and cheerful.
     

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