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Are we still in lockdown?

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Emcont Mon 29-Jun-20 06:30:39

Are we still in lockdown?

What are we still not allowed to do?

The lines are so blurred!

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rosie1959 Mon 29-Jun-20 06:44:27

Check out website all clearly laid out

ImFreeToDoWhatIWant Mon 29-Jun-20 06:45:29

Yes we are.

Look at the govt briefings and the overviews on BBC.

No they're not.

SpillTheTeaa Mon 29-Jun-20 06:53:35

Depends who you ask imo... I'd say yes but my sister has never been in lockdown. Selfish.

ScrapThatThen Mon 29-Jun-20 06:54:49

It doesn't seem like lockdown if we can travel for non essentials. But I know what you mean.

chocolatesweets Mon 29-Jun-20 06:56:50

🤷🏻‍♀️ I see my parents indoors , in laws provide a day of childcare and I see my friends.
I kept to it until I couldn't do anymore and was getting ill with stress. So were my family.
Save the NHS? Now it's until it's safe to do so, when's that?

feelingverylazytoday Mon 29-Jun-20 07:02:35

Here we are OP.
Why not just go direct to the government website instead of asking people on mumsnet?

StrangerSwings Mon 29-Jun-20 07:03:00

Yes we are but for some/ most people it no longer feels like it.

I'm very much still on lockdown as my working sector has not been given approval to reopen yet. It will be a phased return and I'm likely not back to work until September. I'm furloughed and dont know what the future holds. I cant go around as I please as I'm on vastly reduced income. The only difference to the beginning of lockdown for me is that I can now see some family members.

Look at the government guidelines, it's quite clear what we can and cant do. Whilst the rules are being relaxed and we are slowly coming out of it we are still in lockdown contrary to alot of peoples beliefs.

Littlecaf Mon 29-Jun-20 07:03:54

You shouldn’t see anyone indoors outside your own household unless you’re in a support bubble. And then it’s a 2 metre distance. Yes the guidance is complicated but it’s not unclear. Just read the .gov website.

iamtheoneandonlyyy Mon 29-Jun-20 07:07:43

The thread police are up, morning officers 👋🏻👋🏻
I'm sure you're allowed to post what you like on a chat forum as long as it's within the guidelines😏
Supposed to be in lockdown op

feelingverylazytoday Mon 29-Jun-20 07:18:39

I'm sure you're allowed to post what you like on a chat forum as long as it's within the guidelines
Nobody has said otherwise.

ChewChewIsMySpiritAnimal Mon 29-Jun-20 07:19:03

The rules are now so broad as to be completely meaningless. Time to get on with our lives 👍

BarbaraofSeville Mon 29-Jun-20 07:22:14

Yes but people post all sorts of crap on chat forums, so if you want to know what the rules actually are, instead of X, Y, Z in the confused minds of A, B and C you'd look at the official information source and take the contents of a chat forum with a pinch of salt.

Rules repeatedly posted as fact that have never been true, in England at least:

You are only allowed to exercise outside the house once a day.

You are only allowed to go to the supermarket once a week.

You are only allowed to buy essential basic food, toys, alcohol, chocolate etc are forbidden.

Dominicgoings Mon 29-Jun-20 07:23:05

‘Time to get on with our lives 👍’

Yeah that’s going well in the States so far 😉

ThisIsGonnaHurt Mon 29-Jun-20 07:23:06

It's not blurred it's just that people are selfish and are doing as they please. The guidance is very clearly laid on the government website out as mentioned above.

Chocolate sweets - I really don't understand your post, you have been able to see your friends and parents at a safe distance for a while now so why could you not stick to that like the guidance suggests. If you are a single person then you could have a bubble with your parents also. There really is no reason to break the rules when there is as much leeway as there is right now.

My facebook feed is full of people having kids parties, large get togethers, big family photos on the beach so it would appear lockdown is over when in reality all that is happening is these selfish arseholes are keeping the virus spreading and keeping many many people out of work and potentially losing their jobs.

HampsteadHeathen Mon 29-Jun-20 07:23:13


You shouldn’t see anyone indoors outside your own household unless you’re in a support bubble. And then it’s a 2 metre distance. Yes the guidance is complicated but it’s not unclear. Just read the .gov website.

Can't be that clear as you've got it wrong. No distancing required in a support bubble.

GreekOddess Mon 29-Jun-20 07:23:42

You can't see anyone indoors outside your own support bubble but you can see people outside your own support bubble as long as you see them outdoors and maintain 2m distance but if you can't maintain 2m distance 1m is fine.

Of course the rules are blurred! I can't believe that people are disagreeing!

ThisIsGonnaHurt Mon 29-Jun-20 07:24:21

The rules aren't actually broad at all, the official guidelines set by the government aren't however the rules relayed on MN and the media are!

BarbaraofSeville Mon 29-Jun-20 07:24:39

Or maybe people thought the exercise was limited to one hour per day, see I'm confusing myself now.

ThisIsGonnaHurt Mon 29-Jun-20 07:27:14

Part of the issue is that the government let people know of the changes to the guidance a week or two in advance but people decide that means from the following day so this is what blurs the lines. The new changes are from 4th July.

MiniTheMinx Mon 29-Jun-20 07:28:01

Not a clue, I've given up listening to Bojo and pals. Are we still in lockdown.....I'm behaving as if we are, and will continue to do so to protect myself and my family. But then I'm an anti-social go it alone hermit anyway!

ChewChewIsMySpiritAnimal Mon 29-Jun-20 07:28:42

Yeah that’s going well in the States so far

I'm not in the us so thats not really my concern.

Youngatheart00 Mon 29-Jun-20 07:30:53

Agree with the poster above who says the announcing ahead of time confuses matters. Plus I still maintain Cummings was the catalyst for the lockdown being systematically dismantled. I think the majority of people were compliant beforehand ( always gonna be a few idiots) and took the threat and rules seriously. Over the past few weeks it’s completely back to normal here, no one seems to be complying with social distancing, group sizes, only a handful with masks.

fartyface Mon 29-Jun-20 07:30:53

I've lost the plot with it all as well.

But I'm going camping on the weekend as apparently that is allowed. So I'm happy.

juneisbustingout Mon 29-Jun-20 07:31:33

I think if people now just use common sense they will appreciate there is a serious virus that is still around. It really makes no difference what you are 'allowed' to do, surely anyone using common sense will know that if a virus can be spread on surfaces, you wash you hands regularly. If it can be spread by droplets you keep at a safe distance from as many people as possible.
Lockdown is easing, that doesn't mean we all have to rush out to shops and pubs, we dont have to start hugging and kissing
We just need to use common sense

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