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Do you think we will all start to return to normal June 1st?

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icelollycraving Tue 19-May-20 09:15:33

I work in non essential retail. My employer looks to be opening June 1st. My child is not in one of the school years returning at the moment. Dh’s work associated with retail but going into people’s homes in a customer service facility. They look like they are aiming for June 1st too.
Some colleagues have said they feel we will head for more weeks of lockdown after the R rating increased. I understand the 5 (Nando!) chart but can we reopen everything at the current 4 scale?

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Kljnmw3459 Tue 19-May-20 09:22:06

I think more and more people will be starting to return to a more normal life, I know some local nonessential businesses are looking to open in June. I hope majority of us will be trying to continue some sort of physical distancing though I know it will be harder when we're all out and about. Also keep washing your hands and not touching your face.

icelollycraving Tue 19-May-20 09:25:51

I’m hoping school starts the other years with the option of sending in. I know a lot of my friends are not sending their kids back until September.
Ds is an only child and is missing social aspect of schooling although it’d be very different.

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Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 19-May-20 09:34:09

I hope so.

Helmetbymidnight Tue 19-May-20 09:37:18

Yeah for a couple of weeks and then an almighty shut down again.

HandfulOfFlowers Tue 19-May-20 09:38:16

Yes, people who are low risk are fed up with lockdown.

icelollycraving Tue 19-May-20 10:29:51

With the lockdown, it is dependant on the R rating but numbers of deaths look to be decreasing. At what point does each of the 5 stages need the R to be? Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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HairyFloppins Tue 19-May-20 10:30:57

I hope so. We have to live with the virus.

Kcnana Tue 19-May-20 16:54:56

I bloomin hope so 🙏 Lots of people are going against the 'restrictions' now anyway. I feel its sort of naturally coming to an end with tolerance wearing thin.

SexTrainGlue Tue 19-May-20 16:57:51

I think non-essential retail would be a good area to open up.

But I think it really does need to be phased quite carefully, so if something does lead to a definitive spike, we know what measure that was. It'll help with future containment restrictions.

Eyewhisker Tue 19-May-20 17:01:05

The numbers of deaths have decreased really sharply. The latest ONS deaths for 1-8th May were at the normal level for January. As deaths are indicative of infections 3 weeks ago, that suggests that infections must have dropped really sharply. With that continuing, we should be ready to open on 1 June. And there should be contact tracing in place then too to keep things under control

AnxiousElephant77 Tue 19-May-20 17:05:45

That's my birthday so it would be super.

Doubt it though grin

AJPTaylor Tue 19-May-20 17:06:43

Where I live i hope the small shops can reopen. Perfectly possible to only allow one customer in at a time.

BackInTime Tue 19-May-20 17:06:48

I think so judging by how other countries are doing. The sticking point will be schools as many parents will struggle to return to the workplace if schools are still shut for most kids.

bellinisurge Tue 19-May-20 17:23:50

No. If "normal " means no social distancing and everywhere open.

bellinisurge Tue 19-May-20 17:25:05

We went into lockdown later than the rest of Europe. Why do you think we should be reopening at the same time?

DBML Tue 19-May-20 17:25:50

Yes I do. I think we have to. We can’t live like this until a vaccine is available.

PickUpAPickUpAPenguin Tue 19-May-20 17:26:59

There will be social distancing on 1st June but I think during June we'll see some changes.

Mascotte Tue 19-May-20 17:27:43

I hope so!

Waxonwaxoff0 Tue 19-May-20 17:29:39

@bellinisurge shops and restaurants are opening now across much of Europe so it makes sense to think we might follow in a few weeks.

MadameMarie Tue 19-May-20 17:32:13

It's time to start getting everything opened up over the next month or two (June/July) that can reasonably operate social distancing.

MarginalGain Tue 19-May-20 17:33:27

God I hope so.

didmyhousethismornin Tue 19-May-20 17:38:26

I hope so

Italianmoma1983 Tue 19-May-20 17:39:41

Yep ! Every is going back to normal and I can’t wait !

BeltaneBride Tue 19-May-20 17:47:34

Yes it does seem that 1June will be the big day. In my own small world the environmental agency opening up the waterways they manage them so feels like life is getting back to normal .

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