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To think this sounds TERRIFYING

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newmumma43 Thu 13-Aug-20 11:25:21

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FlibbertyGiblets Thu 13-Aug-20 11:32:47

Not being funny but why are you horrified now and not when the legislation was laid, in Feb?

Timeforabiscuit Thu 13-Aug-20 11:32:51

Not terrifying no ... How else do you think we are going to keep travel and borders open during a pandemic?

GrannyBags Thu 13-Aug-20 14:53:21

Have you posted the right link OP?

giletrouge Thu 13-Aug-20 15:34:40

What? Can you explain?

JesusInTheCabbageVan Thu 13-Aug-20 15:39:41

Well, when they make the Hollywood blockbuster of all this, I sort of feel like the whole drafting the legislation bit won't feature that prominently.

I'd like to see The Rock doing it though.

Aquamarine1029 Thu 13-Aug-20 15:42:31

Why is this terrifying?

AnneLovesGilbert Thu 13-Aug-20 15:44:31

Are you alright?

Gancanny Thu 13-Aug-20 15:49:21

Which bit is it that is terrifying?

BarbaraofSeville Thu 13-Aug-20 15:49:41

Well clauses such as 'A person removed to or kept in a hospital or other suitable place under this regulation may be detained there for a period not exceeding the permitted period of detention' do seem rather draconian and I imagine that, if we went back to early February when these regulations were published, they would seem rather over the top and lots of people would be saying 'nah, it'll never happen'.

But skimming through the regs now, it all seems quite reasonable.

Gancanny Thu 13-Aug-20 15:53:56

Is this to do with this Pile Of Shite™️ going around Facebook today?

Because if it is then I suggest you don't listen to people who use the words "yous" or "wake up" they're usually huns and full of crap.

A teacher/school cannot two your child for a Corona test or refuse to hand them back over to you as a result of this. You have parental responsibility, some mysterious "they" is not attempting to steal it.

The part if the legislation the meme (and presumably your post) refers to is to cover eventualities where someone in authority may need to take a child for a test and then quarantine/isolate that child, for example children in the care system or residential schools or in young offender facilities.

GrannyBags Thu 13-Aug-20 15:57:39

That makes a bit more sense now! I’d seen that post on FB but it’s too hot for joined up thinking. Hopefully OP will come back and confirm that you are right.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Thu 13-Aug-20 15:58:12

@Gancanny* god, that's ridiculous. I try not to be a SPAG snob on here, but if someone can't research how to spell 'their' correctly, I'm disinclined to rely on their 'research' into the Covid legislation grin

coconutwhip Thu 13-Aug-20 16:03:01

@Gancanny the suggested letters that parents send to the schools are a good read as well

Gancanny Thu 13-Aug-20 16:04:12

I haven't seen those yet. Someone posted it to the school FB group, I've commented that school are welcome to keep my children for two weeks and I'll send them in with an overnight back when they start back next week grin

Gancanny Thu 13-Aug-20 16:04:18


coconutwhip Thu 13-Aug-20 16:08:32

@Gancanny obviously not all relevant to covid but reads beyond belief!

Quaagars Thu 13-Aug-20 16:08:56


WTF is that lol, seriously why do people take that type of shit at face value?
Sounds like a pile of scare mongering shite to me too, do people not fact check any more and just believe any old bollocks?

Mrsjayy Thu 13-Aug-20 16:22:55

Op are you OK are you just realising we are a world in crisis its August and as for that FB post I saw one for Scotland we went back this week so the month but not yous have been changed,

Mummyoflittledragon Thu 13-Aug-20 16:24:40

Considering the amount of nonbelievers in covid and the anti mask brigade, this legislation is absolutely necessary. I see nothing frightening in it as long as we abide by the law.

I really am not getting that it’s scary for us as law abiding parents.

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Thu 13-Aug-20 16:25:56

@coconutwhip JFC, anyone sending that letter to school should really be homeschooling, no teacher should have to be subjected to parents that bloody difficult!

redbushtea Thu 13-Aug-20 16:27:18

I agree with you OP. Most here can't be bothered to read and understand the full implications of this.

It gives the government full leeway to put anyone in detention - using the excuse that they "may" have Coronavirus (which could be anyone at anytime).

Myneighboursnorlax Thu 13-Aug-20 16:29:37

@coconutwhip where do I find the letters? Could do with a laugh!

user127819 Thu 13-Aug-20 16:31:05

I'm getting a sense of deja vu. I'm sure I remember a very similar thread some months ago. I think it was about the same piece of legislation. OP posted about how terrifying it was without elaborating. confused

ifIwerenotanandroid Thu 13-Aug-20 16:39:34


I agree with you OP. Most here can't be bothered to read and understand the full implications of this.

It gives the government full leeway to put anyone in detention - using the excuse that they "may" have Coronavirus (which could be anyone at anytime).

I'm sure I read months ago that the government was giving police the power to detain anyone they thought might have Coronavirus - is this the legislation for that? I was always amazed that no-one seemed to notice or care.

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