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Will you stick to the rules if lockdown in the UK is extended for another 12 months?

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BirdieFriendReturns Tue 28-Apr-20 15:32:35

Yes or no?

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SnuggyBuggy Tue 28-Apr-20 15:33:25

I honestly don't know. 12 months is a long time

Userwhatevernumber Tue 28-Apr-20 15:33:47

Social distancing measures, (but without “lockdown”) yes I would

A full lockdown as we have now for another year, no I would not.

BeyondMyWits Tue 28-Apr-20 15:33:53


FuckThisWind Tue 28-Apr-20 15:34:09

Do you mean another 12 weeks?

If so, yes.

If 12 months, I think most people would struggle.

Pinkpercy Tue 28-Apr-20 15:35:01

No. Quality of life has to come into things at some point. 12 months is too long.

Greenpoppins Tue 28-Apr-20 15:35:02

12 months?! I would but id be angry about it. Why 12 months op?

BirdieFriendReturns Tue 28-Apr-20 15:35:12

I meant 12 months. As realistically there won’t be a vaccine. Just pondering how long people would keep going with this.

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2outof3Mightbebad Tue 28-Apr-20 15:35:31

No chance.

iVampire Tue 28-Apr-20 15:36:04

Yes, because I’m currently shielding, and if I had the additional freedoms of ‘only’ the current lockdown/rigid social distancing, then life would expand so much I’d feel invincible and able to cope with anything

arethereanyleftatall Tue 28-Apr-20 15:36:20

Same rules as now? No.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Tue 28-Apr-20 15:36:26

No I won’t be sticking to it for 12 months and I do not believe many would.

Thankfully no government is stupid enough to allow it to go on that long as the economy would never survive. A lot of other countries are starting to open back up and work back to normality and so will we shortly

The virus isn’t going anywhere, we have no vaccine. You can’t keep people on lockdown for 12 months!

BirdieFriendReturns Tue 28-Apr-20 15:36:44

CV will be around for a long time. I’m not sure what will change in 3 weeks / 3 months or 12 months.

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ofwarren Tue 28-Apr-20 15:38:07

realistically there will be no vaccine
How do you know this? Why would they even try to make one if there was no chance?

In answer to your question, yes I would would lockdown for 12 months. I'm expecting to have to do this anyway as we are shielding.

BirdieFriendReturns Tue 28-Apr-20 15:38:35

I’m not saying we should be in lockdown for that long. I don’t see how people would stay inside for another 3 months let alone 12 months. I’m guessing the government would lose all control!

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KindnessCrusader Tue 28-Apr-20 15:38:58

Yes, I'll do what needs to be done 🤷‍♀️

Frazzlesandacoke Tue 28-Apr-20 15:39:28

Yes, if necessary.

thedevilinablackdress Tue 28-Apr-20 15:39:32

We're only trying to "flatten the curve" with lockdown i.e. spread the infections over a longer period of time. We're not trying to avoid it entirely by waiting indoors till a vaccine arrives.
(This doesn't necessarily apply to very high risk/shielded group)

BirdieFriendReturns Tue 28-Apr-20 15:39:36

Even if there is a vaccine - we won’t all be vaccinated in 12 months. The government can’t even test 15,000 people per day.

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Aroundtheworldin80moves Tue 28-Apr-20 15:40:09

No. I think there will come a point where the mental cost will be too much.

Pissflapflip Tue 28-Apr-20 15:40:10

No. I'd have zero income and I'm a single parent. We would lose everything and the kids would have a year without seeing their dad. No.

OneMomentInHistory Tue 28-Apr-20 15:40:41

No, and I can't see many other people keeping up this level of lockdown for more than another month. Social distancing, yes.

Springcatkin Tue 28-Apr-20 15:40:43

No way!

BirdieFriendReturns Tue 28-Apr-20 15:40:45

Would people really stay indoors for a year? I feel sorry for people shielding but wonder if the government will pay them SSP? Or how the country would fund furloughs etc.

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