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Travel length of UK

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hilbil21 Thu 16-Apr-20 22:20:03

When do we think on the basis of what we are being told about possible exit strategy, it will be possible to drive from Scotland to south coast to stay with family?

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LouiseTrees Thu 16-Apr-20 23:14:27

Not for a couple of months at least.

hilbil21 Thu 16-Apr-20 23:22:13

I'm thinking July time but friends are saying 18 months away!! It's the not knowing I hate the most sad

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Hugglespuffed Thu 16-Apr-20 23:35:38

I pray not 18 months sad I hope by the end of June / July.. but I don't know if course!

SuckingDieselFella Thu 16-Apr-20 23:37:10

That's the length of Great Britain, not the UK.

Hugglespuffed Thu 16-Apr-20 23:45:25

A line down from Scotland to South coast England is the length of Great Britain and the UK!

Rosehip10 Thu 16-Apr-20 23:48:52

UK = England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

GB = England, Wales, Scotland

HeddaGarbled Thu 16-Apr-20 23:50:34

No one knows!

ZarkingBell Thu 16-Apr-20 23:55:14

I don't think we know this yet. That's not a helpful answer, but I'd just say you can't really fret now.
Do you have a trip scheduled? I feel your pain - I'm 350 miles away from my elderly parents. I can ring them, and FaceTime them on the rare occasions they can make it work grin. But it's not the same.

hilbil21 Thu 16-Apr-20 23:57:58

I know nobody knows just thought I would join in with the random threads as cannot sleep due to snoring DH grin

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louise5754 Fri 17-Apr-20 00:05:22

It's funny you should say that as my husband left Abroath this morning to travel down to Portsmouth.

Daffodil101 Fri 17-Apr-20 00:09:28

Literally nobody knows

hilbil21 Fri 17-Apr-20 00:11:34

@louise5754 is he in the military ?

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louise5754 Fri 17-Apr-20 00:15:21


Happyspud Fri 17-Apr-20 00:23:15

My best guess is mid June to Aug. Somewhere in there.

Hugglespuffed Fri 17-Apr-20 12:10:45

I know what the difference between the UK and Great Britain are. My argument was more that the OP wasn't talking about driving through wales but @SuckingDieselFella still said that the op was talking about travelling the length of Great Britain.

exiledfromcornwall Fri 17-Apr-20 13:34:37

I have also been wondering about this. Before the lockdown my DH and I were planning to go to Cornwall to visit my 91yo DM in her care home sometime in May. I realise now that there is no way that is going to happen, but I really hope it won't be too much longer. The hardest thing is managing expectations with my DM, although she thankfully still has her marbles and I think she understands.

okiedokieme Fri 17-Apr-20 13:51:23

I suspect by the end of May travel restrictions will have eased but we will be encouraged to limit social contact especially when vulnerable people are concerned. I don't expect pubs and restaurants to reopen either. I'm getting some information on reopen dates for schools etc from a civil service source but it seems like the strategy will be social distancing until there's a vaccine, but not as enforced as now

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