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What happens if someone travels unnecessarily

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Randomword6 Wed 08-Apr-20 18:26:25

My dd, 20 wants desperately to live elsewhere for the duration. I am not sure if she could get where she wants to go by train atm, it's 400 miles away. And I don't know if she would get stopped and questioned.

unhappyclap Wed 08-Apr-20 18:29:13

I would argue it's too late for that and doesn't sound liek essential travel. She should 'stay at home, safe lives.....'

Mamamia456 Wed 08-Apr-20 18:29:42

She needs to stay where she is. 400 miles is too far to travel.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Wed 08-Apr-20 18:32:48

Why does she want to live somewhere else? Is she for example being abused by a partner where she is, ie does she need to move for her own safety or simply want to move somewhere more fun?

What if she already has the virus and spreads it to someone, a key worker on the train?

If she picks up the virus on a train, as she simply fancied living somewhere else? Would you say she deserved the nhs helped?

IF she was travelling after leaving an abusive parter for example, she’d be fine if the police were to stop her. If she’s travelling for jollies, hopefully she would be fined

Unless she needs to move for her own safety, she stays where she is. The country is on lockdown due to a crisis, when will people get it

user1635896324685367 Wed 08-Apr-20 18:34:43

Context determines the outcome.

PleasantVille Wed 08-Apr-20 18:35:12

Unless you are stopped by the police nothing would happen. I don't know how likely that is, ae they routinely checking train travellers?

In my daily walks I've seen the police once and never when I've been to the supermarket but I haven't been near a train station

BrieAndChilli Wed 08-Apr-20 18:36:50

Police will be stopping people now as it’s so close to Easter.

If she goes from a highly infected area to a rural unaffected area she will be contributing to the spread of it.

scryingeyes Wed 08-Apr-20 18:38:58

If she's going to a tourist location, she'll likely be sent back.
FB is flooded with police reports here about sending people back home cos they thought they'd visit the beach/ their caravan in Anglesey. Stopping loaded cars and vans on the bridge thankfully.

She's too late. Stay home.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Wed 08-Apr-20 18:39:46

It’s not only about her getting stopped though is it, that shouldn’t be the worry here.

The worry should be could she potentially infect someone, She could also potentially get infected and take a Nhs bed from someone that wasn’t an idiot and travel unnecessarily on public transport 400 fucking miles!

She isn’t the only person in the world, other people’s safety and health matters too.

scryingeyes Wed 08-Apr-20 18:40:12

Oh! By train? I don't know if she'll make it but she should still stay home.

Muchtoomuchtodo Wed 08-Apr-20 18:40:47

The fact that you said unnecessarily in you op leads me to assume that she wouldn’t be escaping from an abusive relationship, this is simply a choice that she might be making.
In that case she may get fined if stopped.
She may become infected herself or infect a number of others. Who knows what roles those people might have and their reasons for travelling. They could be a hospital key worker, a member of school staff who is at work to enable other key workers to continue to carry out their roles, they could be going to work in a retail environment making sure that we have access to groceries......
Just deciding to live somewhere else 400 miles away and acting on that decision would be massively irrresponsible.

Disressingtimes Wed 08-Apr-20 19:03:36

Why are you even contemplating it?
I assume you are, being as you are more concerned about her being stopped and questioned, instead of saying it’s causing arguments because you’ve told her - you know, as per gov instructions-that she must stay at home.

What happens is she could be fined

LastTrainEast Wed 08-Apr-20 19:07:20

"What happens if someone travels unnecessarily" worst case they contract the virus.

Disressingtimes Wed 08-Apr-20 19:07:53

Show her this

LilacTree1 Wed 08-Apr-20 19:08:56

The place she wants to go

Is it officially her home address?

Randomword6 Wed 08-Apr-20 21:20:04

Just to be clear I'm absolutely against her going, I posted as I wanted to give her accurate information about the current rules. It goes without saying that her age group are in a different information bubble and not taking the situation seriously.

LilacTree1 Wed 08-Apr-20 21:34:48

OP that’s why I asked if it’s her official home

That would be a crucial factor, surely?

HairyFloppins Wed 08-Apr-20 21:37:54

My DH has been asked a few times why he is on a train, so they are asking, not very often though. He is a train driver so has a valid reason.

LoveBeingAMum555 Wed 08-Apr-20 21:41:20

I am in a similar position, 19 year old DS wants to go to his girlfriends, and the girlfriends mother has offered to come and pick him up. His brother is extremely vulnerable so we have said that if he goes he may not be able to come back for some time. It is irresponsible of him and I am not happy but I can't physically stop him. So far everything I am saying is falling on deaf ears.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 08-Apr-20 21:44:24

Police are stopping people and making them turn round and go back if they deem the journey non essential. I know a few people who have been stopped and quizzed.

StealthPolarBear Wed 08-Apr-20 21:44:36

Do they not know because he's on the driving seat

fredisthebestandthelast Wed 08-Apr-20 21:45:45

The train station I was at today (I’m a key worker travelling home) they can send you back.

Where she is going tell her to look at cases there are there & there are about 12 ITU beds currently, according to press we will be 8000 ventilators short for the peak, is it really worth it?

She just has to wait a few short weeks past the peak. We’re nearly there.

Marnie76 Wed 08-Apr-20 21:49:23

Randomword6 - It goes without saying that her age group are in a different information bubble and not taking the situation seriously.

Sweeping statement there, my late teen child and friends are very much aware of the situation and obeying the rules. It’s my older DN and DS that are doing whatever they like. But I wouldnt state that all late 20’s and early 50’s are not taking the situation seriously.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 08-Apr-20 22:45:27

Do they not know because he's on the driving seat


PleasantVille Wed 08-Apr-20 22:50:54

My DH has been asked a few times why he is on a train, so they are asking, not very often though. He is a train driver so has a valid reason

Please tell us you've missed some crucial bit of information from your post, even the dimmest bobby must be able to identify one end of the train from another.

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