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2 metre rule reduced

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Alex50 Tue 23-Jun-20 13:23:43

Horray hairdressers are opening

www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53146191

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LST Tue 23-Jun-20 13:25:41

So so happy. We can go camping on the 4th!

chocolatesaltyballs22 Tue 23-Jun-20 13:25:47

Yes but no nail/beauty salons or gyms?! Why? Yet another set of fucking senseless and confusing rules which they will no doubt do a U-turn on soon.

SqidgeBum Tue 23-Jun-20 13:27:54

Sounds like a huge amount is reopening on the 4th of july; bars, restaurants, hairdressers, playgrounds, hotels and B&Bs, tourist attractions, and you can have an unlimited amount of people over to your house once you stick to one household over at a time. I hope it's not too much too soon.

By September there will be no SD for kids. I think that's what he is gearing up to with all these changes, so his promise of all kids being back at school can be realised.

Soubriquet Tue 23-Jun-20 13:30:07

Tbh, I’m not seeing a lot of SD now anyway.

People only pretend to do it if they feel like they might be getting judged

SerenDippitty Tue 23-Jun-20 13:30:32

This is just England presumably?

They said "Cinemas, museums and other attractions will also reopen, but not "close proximity" venues like indoor gyms"

I would have thought you could distance more easily in a gym than in a cinema, where you actually have to sit right next to people for a couple of hours?

SoupDragon Tue 23-Jun-20 13:31:55

Yes but no nail/beauty salons or gyms?! Why?

I assume they don't want to open everything at once. Surely it's better to open up things in batches and see how it goes.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Jun-20 13:32:57

I guess they can block seats off in a cinema to maintain distance.

plunkplunkfizz Tue 23-Jun-20 13:33:47

I would have thought you could distance more easily in a gym than in a cinema, where you actually have to sit right next to people for a couple of hours?

I think it’s the risk of fluid transfer and the high velocity expulsion of air that cause issues for gyms. Churches are open but no singing as that’s high risk.

PhoneLock Tue 23-Jun-20 13:33:48

Yes but no nail/beauty salons or gyms?! Why?

It does actually say why...

" There isn't yet a date when gyms can reopen for instance, because of the number of surfaces that people touch and the "much greater risk of infection" as a result of lots of people breathing harder. "

KitchenConfidential Tue 23-Jun-20 13:36:01

Yep and no theatres (which are about to collapse) but yes to cinemas. I can’t make sense of that.

AllTheUserNamesAreTaken Tue 23-Jun-20 13:37:16

Where are the children of the people who work in those places supposed to go?! How are those people supposed to go to work without school/childcare in place

hashtagbollocks Tue 23-Jun-20 13:42:00

Yep and no theatres (which are about to collapse) but yes to cinemas. I can’t make sense of that
maybe because in a cinema everyone is facing the same way and breathing towards the screen whereas in theatres the audience and actors are breathing at each other

SqidgeBum Tue 23-Jun-20 13:42:02

Childcare is (mostly) back open now. My daughters nursery is back and has been since 1st of june. Also, it's the same as every other summer when schools arent in surely? What do parents do normally for childcare? If it's going to a grandparents house that will be allowed by the 4th of july as houses will be allowed to mix.

GinDrinker00 Tue 23-Jun-20 13:43:41

Yay hair dressers can open and so can pubs where drunk people won’t distance themselves.. yet schools remain mostly shut? hmm

Rafflesway Tue 23-Jun-20 13:45:52

Being selfish here I know but this is still no real benefit to DH and I. ☹️

Haven’t seen or spoken with our adult dd - only child - since 22 March.
She lives in supported living as she has SLD and we won’t be able to visit again until social distancing ends totally. We don’t phone her as she only has the speech/understanding of a toddler so it would distress her far too much. Same with trying to see her through a window/gate. ☹️

Fortunately, at the centre where she lives the staff are amazing and have sent us videos/cards etc. and phone us several times each week. She seems to be coping fine but it is agony being away from her.

Sorry, just feeling sorry for myself. 😢

healththrowawayx Tue 23-Jun-20 13:51:22

I know this is selfish of me, but I’m actually jealous of everyone in non essential retail/hospitality etc that gets to go back to work now, meanwhile I’m still stuck working from home! Almost feels like I’m on house arrest. It wasn’t that long ago that I worked in retail myself, would have much preferred being out & about and having a normal routine.

Aragog Tue 23-Jun-20 13:52:56

maybe because in a cinema everyone is facing the same way and breathing towards the screen whereas in theatres the audience and actors are breathing at each other

But with most plays that is fairly easy to sole between audience and cast. You just lose the first couple of rows.

There is obviously more of an issue with actors on stage, but I would have thought that could be dealt with in some way - the bubble system used in secondary schools??

cologne4711 Tue 23-Jun-20 13:53:06

I wonder how it's going to work in shops - I think they should keep 2m inside.

They could offer alternatives:

2m, queues and no face coverings; or

1m, probably no queues to get in but have to wear a face covering.

They can keep every other seat/row free in cinemas to start with.

I thought they were only going to open the outdoor parts of pubs first. But table-service only with a few tables taken out to allow some space probably works.

Alex50 Tue 23-Jun-20 13:54:32

I feel elated, lockdown is ending. I didn’t realise how much I missed things, I can’t wait to go to a pub garden with friends, hopefully go back to work, get my hair done, go to the pictures.

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ineedaholidaynow Tue 23-Jun-20 13:56:58

I think it is meant to be 1m only if you can't do 2m, which is to help pubs etc. But there will probably be extra rules for places that are going to be 1m, guidance has not yet been published.

Think I read somewhere about cinemas, that they will use every other row, and there will be gaps between households

AdoptAdaptImprove Tue 23-Jun-20 13:58:04

Aragog

*maybe because in a cinema everyone is facing the same way and breathing towards the screen whereas in theatres the audience and actors are breathing at each other*

But with most plays that is fairly easy to sole between audience and cast. You just lose the first couple of rows.

There is obviously more of an issue with actors on stage, but I would have thought that could be dealt with in some way - the bubble system used in secondary schools??

I thought of that but then if one person gets symptoms the whole company would have to self isolate at home, and you’ve lost your whole production in one go.

cardibach Tue 23-Jun-20 13:58:20

plunkplunkfizz

*I would have thought you could distance more easily in a gym than in a cinema, where you actually have to sit right next to people for a couple of hours?*

I think it’s the risk of fluid transfer and the high velocity expulsion of air that cause issues for gyms. Churches are open but no singing as that’s high risk.

Actually, new research is suggesting singing isn’t the risk they first thought. It was all based in one choir getting lots of cases, but it wasn’t replicated in other choirs still singing at the time.

MarcelineMissouri Tue 23-Jun-20 14:02:47

My husband works for a cinema chain and actually they are very easy to social distance in. Seats will be blocked off to maintain distance, as a pp said everyone is facing the same way rather than facing each other plus you are actively encouraged not to even talk never mind singing/shouting/heavy breathing from exercise etc, film times will be staggered to ensure no congestion and with longer gaps to allow time for extra cleaning, queues organised accordingly.... they will be putting hand sanitiser everywhere.... compared to some other businesses it’s actually relatively straightforward. It’s very different to theatres where of course you have the actors performing together, seats are usually smaller and much closer together, in addition cinemas can and do function on much lower attendances than theatres which need to pretty much sell out every show to be viable.

Dh is heavily involved in their plans for reopening and is very confident they can put a very safe environment in place. I’m very excited to hopefully go and watch Mulan and Tenet next month!

Worldgonecrazy Tue 23-Jun-20 14:04:51

I am so looking forward to going to an actual restaurant and having a glass of wine served by a lovely member of staff. Takeaways just aren’t the same.

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