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“Covid marshals to be introduced”

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Funkypolar Wed 09-Sep-20 16:51:33

To enforce social distancing.

No doubt they will find many volunteers on Mumsnet!

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loulouljh Wed 09-Sep-20 16:53:11

What lovely individuals they will be!!!!

SeekingCoffee33 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:53:30

Yes that announcement made my skin crawl a bit.

Blue565 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:53:46

They will make parking attendants seem practically popular

Nestme Wed 09-Sep-20 16:53:57

yes that sent 1984 shivers down my spine.

LizzieSiddal Wed 09-Sep-20 16:54:14

I expect they mean in pubs etc.

Blue565 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:54:49

Nestme

yes that sent 1984 shivers down my spine.

Yes, 100% this. Seemingly random people given actual fining powers?

Funkypolar Wed 09-Sep-20 16:54:55

Oh I can imagine people in high vis jackets coming round knocking on the door...

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IceCreamAndCandyfloss Wed 09-Sep-20 16:59:13

Surely it’s good thing as those not complying affect others. No issue if people stick to the rules/guidance. The vulnerable can do more things when SD is adhered too.

Waxonwaxoff0 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:59:27

Police state. Terrifying.

LizzieSiddal Wed 09-Sep-20 17:00:38

Well if people are breaking the laws, then Marshall’s should be knocking in their door.

If everyone just followed the rules- wash your hands and most importantly keep 2 metres away from everyone, the virus would die out pretty quickly. It’s people’s (Mostly young people) inability to do this which is causing these new rules.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 09-Sep-20 17:01:18

IceCreamAndCandyfloss

Surely it’s good thing as those not complying affect others. No issue if people stick to the rules/guidance. The vulnerable can do more things when SD is adhered too.

I don't want to live in a police state thank you and that's the way this is heading.

Funkypolar Wed 09-Sep-20 17:02:00

Next they’ll be ordering us to wear masks in our home and sending marshals door to door. Just you wait and see...

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RainbowParadise Wed 09-Sep-20 17:03:10

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Blue565 Wed 09-Sep-20 17:03:13

It's like the Benjamin Franklin quote "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"

Although that's exceptionally dramatic

DurhamDurham Wed 09-Sep-20 17:03:56

My next door neighbour will be in his element. He was timing us all when we went out for walks at the start of lockdown. He was trying to impose his own belief that we had to be back in an hour.

RufustheSniggeringReindeer Wed 09-Sep-20 17:03:59

Oh joy 😒

BamboozledandBefuddled Wed 09-Sep-20 17:04:21

RainbowParadise

They should have the guts to call it what it actually is. The gestapo

Yes, that would be honest.

RufustheSniggeringReindeer Wed 09-Sep-20 17:04:39

durham

Did you stay out for an hour and 5 minutes just to fuck with him?

AlecTrevelyan006 Wed 09-Sep-20 17:05:20

The PM says: "I'm still hopeful, as I've said before, that in many ways we could be able to get some aspects of our lives back to normal by Christmas."

He says he hopes that people will be able to take "a rapid turnaround test" in the morning and know 15 minutes later whether they are infectious or not.

"That gives you a kind of passport... to mingle with everybody else who is similarly not infectious in a way that is currently impossible," he says, adding that this is what the government is "aiming for".

...

we really are heading for an Orwellian future

TheDailyCarbuncle Wed 09-Sep-20 17:06:16

LizzieSiddal

Well if people are breaking the laws, then Marshall’s should be knocking in their door.

If everyone just followed the rules- wash your hands and most importantly keep 2 metres away from everyone, the virus would die out pretty quickly. It’s people’s (Mostly young people) inability to do this which is causing these new rules.

This is total and utter bollocks. The most likely place for a vulnerable person has always been in hospital (or a care home, originally, though that's less of a problem now). To get a virus that has spread to millions and millions of people all over the world to 'die out' would require nailing everyone into their homes - the virus would die out because people would die out. Even the strictest lockdown can't completely control a highly infectious illness with inconsistent symptoms that is everywhere in the community, it's just not possible.

TheDailyCarbuncle Wed 09-Sep-20 17:06:45

Sorry that should 'the most likely place for a vulnerable person to be infected'

feelingverylazytoday Wed 09-Sep-20 17:07:06

RainbowParadise

They should have the guts to call it what it actually is. The gestapo

Don't be fucking ridiculous. Do you know what the gestapo actually did?

loulouljh Wed 09-Sep-20 17:07:10

It is very seriously worrying..those people following this blindly thinking its for their own good-it is not. Please wake up and be worried.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 09-Sep-20 17:07:13

Funkypolar

Next they’ll be ordering us to wear masks in our home and sending marshals door to door. Just you wait and see...

I did read an article a while ago where some idiot recommended wearing a mask and socially distancing in your home.

I'm waiting for quarantine 'camps' for want of a better description.

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