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onestepat Mon 22-Jun-20 14:40:32

The closest shopping City to me is 25 mins by train.
I'm itching to go.
I don't drive so would have to go via train.
Aibu to do this?
I was going to do this morning but changed my mind.
I'm really unsure

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MrsTerryPratchett Mon 22-Jun-20 14:42:11

How busy is the train? What can you do to make if 'safer'? Like mask, carry hand sanitizer, not touch anything. What are you actually going to shop for?

onestepat Mon 22-Jun-20 14:44:17

The trains are dead around here.
I have hand san and a mask.
I need to shop for clothes for my mum/underwear /basics etc
Also basics for myself too.
I do want to look around the shops too,just for a bit of normality really.

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Livy178 Mon 22-Jun-20 14:48:55

I wouldn’t hesitate to go if shops were open where I am.

Nickname21 Mon 22-Jun-20 14:59:31

Just go. I'm going to get the bus into the city centre in the next few days to go clothes shopping.

onestepat Mon 22-Jun-20 14:59:58

I was just worried people would think I wasn't taking this covid seriously.
Seen lots of posts of people mocking people for going shopping.

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onestepat Mon 22-Jun-20 15:00:35

I'm going to go tomorrow.
I've decided.
Who cares what people think.

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Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 22-Jun-20 15:16:22

YANBU. I'm planning on doing this next week.

LtJudyHopps Mon 22-Jun-20 15:25:23

I’d go if I wasn’t travelling in rush hour. I went at the weekend and it felt so nice to have a bit of almost normality.

GinDaddyRedux Mon 22-Jun-20 15:33:55

Reading this made me think I wish I'd learned to write my questions in haikus

legalseagull Mon 22-Jun-20 15:51:03

Make sure the shops are open though. Lots still aren't. Our town centre is still mostly shut. Some shops opened just for the weekend

cologne4711 Mon 22-Jun-20 15:54:34

If you can't drive then the journey is essential isn't it? The powers that be cannot reasonably say that only those with cars can go to the shops!

Wear a face covering and avoid the "rush hour" such as it is.

I agree with making sure that the shops are open. Most seem to still be closed in my town.

Seen lots of posts of people mocking people for going shopping

Where? On MN? Why do you care what people you don't know think?

NowImLivinInExeter Mon 22-Jun-20 15:55:44

Why shouldn't you?

TwoKidsStillStanding Mon 22-Jun-20 16:09:43

Everyone has to make their own risk assessments. If you feel comfortable, do it. Don’t listen to other people - if the shops are open, it’s your choice.

I took DC1 for new shoes today as his old ones were pinching his toes. Distancing and a good dose of hand sanitiser, and I think the benefits outweighed the risks. Plenty of other people were there but it was all well organised (retail park) and people were being sensible.

Alsohuman Mon 22-Jun-20 16:11:05

Don’t forget your mask.

JeNeBaguetteRien Mon 22-Jun-20 16:13:27

@GinDaddyRedux me too but I haven't got time!

OnlyFoolsnMothers Mon 22-Jun-20 16:14:48

You have every right to- it’s not just people with cars who get to shop. Enjoy, I found it a breath of fresh air after 3months locked down

Starbuggy Mon 22-Jun-20 16:15:50

The trains company by me is still saying they’re running for essential travel only. Fancying a wander round the shops isn’t essential travel (I’m assuming if you desperately needed something you’d have said so).

If the train companies are saying they’re open for general travel then crack on. If they’re still saying for essential travel only then don’t.

RichardMarxisinnocent Mon 22-Jun-20 16:27:36

Starbuggy

The trains company by me is still saying they’re running for essential travel only. Fancying a wander round the shops isn’t essential travel (I’m assuming if you desperately needed something you’d have said so).

If the train companies are saying they’re open for general travel then crack on. If they’re still saying for essential travel only then don’t.

Exactly. So even though the powers that be haven't said that only people with cars can go shopping, the transport companies' only essential journeys rule means that in reality it is only people with cars who can do non-essential shopping.

Floralnomad Mon 22-Jun-20 16:30:32

I wouldn’t go on a train or bus unless it was absolutely essential , but that’s just my choice .

BlusteryLake Mon 22-Jun-20 16:43:01

I would go, after the rush hour.

planningaheadtoday Mon 22-Jun-20 16:49:41

I walked past our train station today and there is a big (very big) sign up saying essential travel only. Not to travel on this train unless it is for work.

So I guess in my area trains are not yet for non essential travel.

Vintagevixen Mon 22-Jun-20 16:52:49

Absolutely go you don't need to ask anyones permission. I have been up and down on trains all through lockdown, before and after compulsory masks, its super quiet and actually quite pleasant. Still alive and very much healthy! No one enquires where you are going or checks tickets, in fact no one goes near you, its actually a very safe environment at present.

Perhaps avoid the rush hour, I would have done that pre Covid anyway!

Browzingss Mon 22-Jun-20 16:56:19

My local train companies (within London & midlands) all state essential travel only, so you can’t travel to non essential shops via train.

Waxonwaxoff0 Mon 22-Jun-20 17:03:34

@Browzingss how do they know what people are travelling for though? As far as I'm aware they're not stopping people asking where they are going.

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