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In what order do you think restrictions would be brought back in?

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Fololomolo Sat 12-Sep-20 20:22:54

I am just wondering what would be first. Closing cafes and pubs? Closing sports buildings? Closing schools? I know a lot of people think these should now stay open and economy needs to move on. But if numbers start rising again exponentially the government will probably need to react.

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JacobReesMogadishu Sat 12-Sep-20 20:25:33

None. The govt keep saying the evidence shows there isn’t transmission in such settings. 🤷‍♀️ Obviously that may be a load of bollocks but it would be a big U turn.

Rossita Sat 12-Sep-20 20:25:45

Pubs/restaurants first, schools last.

WellRiddleMeThis Sat 12-Sep-20 20:28:05

schools may be an early half term or extended

KitKatastrophe Sat 12-Sep-20 20:31:18

I think and hope that schools will be low down the list. People cant work effectively with kids at home, especially young ones. And we need people to keep working.

ceeveebee Sat 12-Sep-20 20:32:32

I think they’ll tell us all to work from home again very soon, and ban mixing with other households. But I think they will do their best to keep schools open and the rest of the economy

Floralbean Sat 12-Sep-20 20:35:23

I think schools will be a very, very last resort, I do worry childcare settings will close though at some point. I wouldn't be overly surprised if the advice changes (again) to work from home if you can.

Fololomolo Sat 12-Sep-20 20:35:55

I would agree guys. I think the government have tried to implement a strict 6 person rule in the hope this will be enough and other areas won’t need to be shut down. But if numbers continue to rise, they will have to make further changes. Which I know they won’t want to but they got so much flack last time for not locking down soon enough that I do t think they will want to make that mistake again.

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IceCreamAndCandyfloss Sat 12-Sep-20 20:39:47

WHF, no mixing with other household, schools and then pubs/restaurants and lastly non essential retail. Christmas is approaching so they will want people to support the economy. Approx 8million have Primary aged children which is far lower than employees in retail/leisure etc so economically schools closing first makes sense. Plus they are huge gatherings compared to other places and can be done remotely.

Ethelfleda Sat 12-Sep-20 21:11:43


I think they’ll tell us all to work from home again very soon, and ban mixing with other households. But I think they will do their best to keep schools open and the rest of the economy

This - unfortunately.

Although they’ve been trying to get people back in to offices for a while now so who knows.

Ellsbells12 Sat 12-Sep-20 21:11:51

They won't close anything there will be nothing left to re open when this shit shoe ends

MaxNormal Sat 12-Sep-20 21:14:25

And we need people to keep working.

But pubs and restaurants are where some people work.

Flagsfiend Sat 12-Sep-20 21:56:21

Limiting household meeting seems to be what they do first in local lockdowns, so I guess that is step one. In Bolton they have said takeaway only for hospitality, so I assume that is one of the next steps. Schools have a published order of closing should it be needed, next step down from full opening is part time secondary (with primary full time), then secondary online and the very last step is primary online - so closing primary schools would be a very last resort.

KitKatastrophe Sat 12-Sep-20 21:58:08


*And we need people to keep working.*

But pubs and restaurants are where some people work.

I didn't say they should close pubs and restaurants. I just said I don't think they'll close schools.

Bluewavescrashing Sat 12-Sep-20 22:02:11

I'm a teacher and I really really hope schools stay open. My own mental health is far better when I'm at work doing what I love. The children are so happy to be back too. It's lovely. I just hope we can stay open through the winter.

DrMadelineMaxwell Sat 12-Sep-20 22:03:06

Limiting meeting in people's houses. Stopping any meeting in houses or gardens. Then Caerphilly have taken the step to ban movement in and out of the county itself. May shut some up close businesses. But schools and other places of business will be last to close. They've said as much in briefings.

alphabetti Sat 12-Sep-20 22:05:03

Schools should only be closed as a last resort. Education needs to be prioritised over social eating and drinking. I personally think alcohol and social distancing does not always go together.

Alevel and GCSE students cannot work to the same level remotely and unfair on some students eg GCSE PE or Food Tech or Chemistry. Plus the divide between affluent and deprived is likely to be increased.

I am currently 27weeks pregnant and worried about implications for baby if test positive but I also have a 14yr old daughter who is in a large school with 2 cases confirmed already. I don’t think it’s fair for her education to be put on hold though she has been told to just keep as safe as possible and not be reckless.

I think anyone able to continue working from home should, close pubs and government to advise people to limit the times they are shopping if can E.g. if can do one big shop rather than going to shops every couple days.

Wolke Sat 12-Sep-20 22:10:14

Banning indoor meetings with other households, banning outdoor meetings with other households, WFH where possible and avoiding public transport, blended learning for secondaries, pubs and restaurants shut, secondaries move to online learning, gyms, leisure and beauty shut, primaries shut.

ACautionaryTale Sat 12-Sep-20 22:13:33

The overwhelming evidence is that transmission is primarily amongst friends and family.

I've said time and again on these thread - when people say, why can I go to the shops, pubs, work but not visit my family - you don't hug the shop worker, the waiter, the check out person - but most people (apart from the perfect people who exist on mums net) do not socially distance properly from friends and family.

wen you leave the restaurant, you chair is sanitised (ok, I don't actually think that makes a difference but it happens) but then at home, if friends leave, you don't sanitise he sofa

hell, most people don't even stay 1m away from from friends and family

if you meet them in public, there is a chance someone will be monitoring it (covid Marshalls?)

So I think missing households in private will be the first to go

molifly14 Sat 12-Sep-20 22:16:47

Banning people meeting in doors, banning people meeting outdoors from different households, work from home if you can, take away only hospitality, online secondary school, shut primary school. I honestly don't think they'll go as far as they did last time though. They can't afford it

BananaPop2020 Sat 12-Sep-20 22:18:09

School, college and unis should stay open above all else. I can see beauty, hair and non-essential retail being closed again soon, as much as I disagree.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sat 12-Sep-20 22:18:27


I think they’ll tell us all to work from home again very soon, and ban mixing with other households. But I think they will do their best to keep schools open and the rest of the economy

I bloody hope not, I'm fed up with working from home. I'm back in the office part time and it's so nice to be able to clear the work crap away. I have no work life balance when I'm working from home.

I actually think it depends on the situation, some offices can be made safe. In my office we all drive in so no public transport, we can socially distance and only half the staff are in at one time, we wear masks away from our desks etc. so I think it's about as safe as it can be.

Fololomolo Sat 12-Sep-20 22:19:35

I agree indoor meetings with friends must be very high risk. Almost surprised that hasn’t been banned already actually. I only meet friends outdoors and it works fine. It’s a small sacrifice to make really.

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Delatron Sat 12-Sep-20 22:19:50

Yep, they’ll just keep limiting contact between households and families.

I agree if they close anything else then there won’t be anything left to open. Many businesses have either gone under or are on their knees.

ninja Sat 12-Sep-20 22:25:09

We can't meet anyone inside or out (inside was banned first)

I believe Bolton restaurants and pubs are take away only and under a curfew (although I didn't read the details)

If you follow the local lockdowns you can see what order they will do things in

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