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To think life will be pretty much normal by early 2021?

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itsaweddingone Mon 18-May-20 17:12:58

I hope we are! A colleague said today (he has no extra knowledge or info) that he can't see us being back in the office before 2021.

Do you think Covid will be mostly behind us by then or we will still be living with restrictions?

RockKnobster Mon 18-May-20 17:16:39

Fuck me, I hope so.

<awaits dementors saying restaurants/holidays/pubs should be banned til 2022>

Mummyshark2019 Mon 18-May-20 17:18:57

Hope so too!!!

Iwalkinmyclothing Mon 18-May-20 17:19:51

I hope so. Even if not back to normal, I expect we'll be much closer to normal than the current situation smile

Jimdandy Mon 18-May-20 17:20:33

I’m hoping we’ll be back to normal by Oct!! If it was only ever about slowing the spread hopefully we’ll be ok by then.

Mind you I’m an optimist!!

itsaweddingone Mon 18-May-20 17:21:44

@Jimdandy I'd very happily take October!

LettuceP Mon 18-May-20 17:23:29

I think so yes. I do think there will be changes and some restrictions still in place but for the most part life will be normal.

Oysterbabe Mon 18-May-20 17:24:04

I think we will be.

Bestof7 Mon 18-May-20 17:24:32

I think we'll know a lot more about it by then, which will hopefully make things better and not worse!

Irnbroothenoo Mon 18-May-20 17:24:35

Definitey

Irnbroothenoo Mon 18-May-20 17:24:51

*definitely

PatriciaHolm Mon 18-May-20 17:24:54

Well, I can't see 5,000+ of us being allowed to sit happily side by side in as West End Theatre/Concert Hall/Wembley etc even then, if we don't have a vaccine or very effective treatment, but I'm hopeful about much else.

Sparklingbrook Mon 18-May-20 17:25:03

Hopefully, but I am keeping the 2m thing as long as I can.

BoyGirlBoy3 Mon 18-May-20 17:25:41

I think it will be a gradient change with things getting better all the time

helpfulperson Mon 18-May-20 17:25:59

I think by then it will feel normal. Whatever changes are in place we will have adapted to.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 18-May-20 17:27:05

I think there'll be a new normal by then.

elenacampana Mon 18-May-20 17:27:07

I live for the day I don’t have to factor the supermarket queue into how long it will take me to do any shopping!

amijustparanoidorjuststoned Mon 18-May-20 17:28:34

I hope so @itsaweddingone. I really hope so. I think there will have a been a minor culture change (re hygiene, meetings that could have been emails.. which now probably WILL be emails etc!). And we'll all be permanently in the pub.

Sending you all loads of love! gin

whatchoosay Mon 18-May-20 17:29:35

Prof Jonathan Van Tam has just said on the daily press conference that in the absence of a vaccine, we need to prepare ourselves to live with this for years...

itsaweddingone Mon 18-May-20 17:29:34

@amijustparanoidorjuststoned

Love your positivity! Fingers crossed!

megletthesecond Mon 18-May-20 17:30:04

No.
Summer 2021 I think. I am planning for winter to be miserable.

itsaweddingone Mon 18-May-20 17:30:32

@whatchoosay

Live with it yes. Live like this with it - no, that's not what he said.

zen1 Mon 18-May-20 17:35:52

I hope so, particularly with regard to schools, but I have a feeling it won’t be.

Lordofmyflies Mon 18-May-20 17:36:50

Nope. I reckon we'll get another wave in infection rates in September, again at xmas/new year and will probably be coming out the otherside in Aug 2021

EmeraldShamrock Mon 18-May-20 17:39:49

Me too fingers and toes crissed. I think we'll be cautious for a long time, I'm not sure I'll ever be comfortable in a crowd of 100's again.

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