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Kitmerow Wed 12-Aug-20 12:34:06

What are you expecting from this weeks announcement?

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OcarinaBear Wed 12-Aug-20 12:49:23

What announcement? From who?

Kitmerow Wed 12-Aug-20 12:55:34

Announcement from the government

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Couchbettato Wed 12-Aug-20 13:19:43

More tripe, probably.

ohthegoats Wed 12-Aug-20 13:27:36

I'm going to go with 'crowd pleasing bullshit which won't actually be acted on, but by the time we notice that, there will be some desperate people in a dinghy that they can distract us with'.

user1294625849274 Wed 12-Aug-20 13:30:22

When/where did they announce there's going to be an announcement?

ShellsAndSunrises Wed 12-Aug-20 13:31:26

Is there definitely an announcement? I thought they were just going to confirm whether or not beauty/casinos/all the other things that are still closed have to remain closed, which I'm expecting to be the case given that the number of cases hasn't improved (although hospitalisations and deaths have).

ShellsAndSunrises Wed 12-Aug-20 13:34:19

*However, with the two week period almost up, the Prime Minister's spokesperson has addressed when measures may be eased.

He said: "When we paused that section of the road map I think we said it was until the end of this week at the earliest, we'll continue to review the data and at the end of this week, we will set out a decision on whether or not we’re able to go ahead with the opening of those remaining sectors of the economy.

"We have been reviewing the publication of the daily death statistics and I'd expect us to be providing an update on this shortly."*

I have a feeling that "setting out a decision" is going to mean they'll release a statement, rather than anything else - especially as Boris is on holiday for 2 weeks now, isn't he?

TeddyIsaHe Wed 12-Aug-20 13:36:16

God knows, we must all wear bobble hats and skip instead of walk? Locking everyone who’s ever had a cold forever?

The way this govt is going nothing would surprise me anymore.

canigooutyet Wed 12-Aug-20 13:39:16

More bullshit that contradicts itself

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Wed 12-Aug-20 13:42:10

We're due our Leicester lockdown review by a Friday, if they extend the current rules by another 2 weeks that will take us last school re-opening, so they will have lost the entire summer holidays.

As it stands In the city we are now on 4th July rules with hairdressers and pubs open.

Outdoor playgrounds should be open but the council has decided it's too big a risk so they're still all locked up within the city boundary. No visitors to private homes or gardens and can't leave the boundary to visit anyone outside the boundary in their home/garden.

But kids can all go to school in 2 weeks and mix 30 households (primary, hundreds in secondary) indoors with no social distancing.

Fab, brill, all makes perfect fucking sense!

Ickabog Wed 12-Aug-20 13:48:19

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50

We're due our Leicester lockdown review by a Friday, if they extend the current rules by another 2 weeks that will take us last school re-opening, so they will have lost the entire summer holidays.

As it stands In the city we are now on 4th July rules with hairdressers and pubs open.

Outdoor playgrounds should be open but the council has decided it's too big a risk so they're still all locked up within the city boundary. No visitors to private homes or gardens and can't leave the boundary to visit anyone outside the boundary in their home/garden.

But kids can all go to school in 2 weeks and mix 30 households (primary, hundreds in secondary) indoors with no social distancing.

Fab, brill, all makes perfect fucking sense!

It sounds absolutely shit sad

Although I don't think the Gov actually realise you go back in August. If I remember correctly when you first locked down the schools had just broken up, yet the Gov said kids could still go to school...

They don't know their arse from their elbow.

Flibbitygibbit Wed 12-Aug-20 13:58:26

Leicester too. Things will continue here as they have been for the next two weeks I would imagine. Fed up !!!!

Jussayingisall Wed 12-Aug-20 14:01:14

If you are still in lockdown why was everything in Beaumont leys open?

CaptainBrickbeard Wed 12-Aug-20 14:01:17

Will they make an announcement about travel corridors? France and Greece are hanging in the balance and I’m wondering if they will put them in quarantine by the end of this week.

MulierLite Wed 12-Aug-20 14:05:05

I'm expecting more world-beating lies.

Kitmerow Wed 12-Aug-20 14:07:42

I assumed there would be an announcement in time for the 15th. I didn’t consider it to just be a statement, but you are probably correct @ShellsAndSunrises

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WiltedWillows Wed 12-Aug-20 14:13:49

Whatever it is they will U turn in within a week!

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Wed 12-Aug-20 14:15:44

@Jussayingisall because we're on 4th July rules so shops, pubs, restaurants can be open.

But
- no socialising at home in or outside
- no meeting other households in restaurants, pubs etc
- no swimming pools, leisure centres or gyms
- council have decided to keep parks locked
- no bowling or cinema
- most holiday care/clubs have stayed closed
- no tattooists/beauty treatments/nail salons

You get the gist

RiftGibbon Wed 12-Aug-20 14:25:46

ohthegoats

I'm going to go with 'crowd pleasing bullshit which won't actually be acted on, but by the time we notice that, there will be some desperate people in a dinghy that they can distract us with'.

So need a like button for this

bingbong1970 Wed 12-Aug-20 14:27:34

Unless it's the lifting of all restrictions and the repeal of all emergency government powers then Johnsons head should be on a spike.

mac12 Wed 12-Aug-20 14:28:10

@MulierLite world beating lies grin I am so glad we are good at something.

Jussayingisall Wed 12-Aug-20 14:28:39

Well to be fair you've already had your fun which caused the local lockdown in the first place

bingbong1970 Wed 12-Aug-20 14:28:49

Disobey

Bercows Wed 12-Aug-20 14:30:31

When will Manchester's restrictions be reviewed? The MEN was saying yesterday that the whole of GM may end up locked down as the rates in Oldham are still rising and are as bad as in April. I'm on the outskirts of GM and wondering how schools can open in 3 weeks with things like they are. Our Mayor has said track and trace needs to be much better to give parents confidence but I can't see anything significant improving.

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