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No local lockdowns in England

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Pickagoddamnname Sun 27-Sep-20 22:59:51

Every thread I click on there is false information about ‘local lockdowns’. Please can I just clarify there are none AT ALL in England. Unless you class a local lockdown as being able to shop for leisure, being able to travel out of area and visit pubs or restaurants there etc etc. There are extra restrictions but no local lockdowns. The media are just spreading this shite.

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MinesAPintOfTea Sun 27-Sep-20 23:00:57

I can't have a cup of tea in my mum or best friend's garden. What would you clarify that as?

Pickagoddamnname Sun 27-Sep-20 23:02:18

Neither can I but it’s not a lockdown. It’s extra restrictions

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Thanksitsgotpockets Sun 27-Sep-20 23:04:57

Oh right. As long as we can spend money, it's not a lockdown. I see.

ceeveebee Sun 27-Sep-20 23:06:40

Agreed, and I’m bored of reading misinformation on here about what we are and not allowed to do, from people who blatantly haven’t read any of the guidance!

Pickagoddamnname Sun 27-Sep-20 23:08:05

If you can escape it and spread the risk to other towns it’s not a lockdown. There are no restrictions on travelling outside the area. I’m in Bolton, signs everywhere saying avoid a local lockdown and we’re on the strictest extra restrictions. 2 months we’ve had them and I’m being vilified by people irl out of the area who think I’m unreasonable if I leave the town because it’s being sold as a local lockdown.

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Pickagoddamnname Sun 27-Sep-20 23:09:33

It’s not me making the rules. It isn’t a local lockdown and that’s a fact. The government don’t class it as a local lockdown but it’s all I read on here and in the media and it’s false.

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titchy Sun 27-Sep-20 23:14:26

I think most people understand that 'local lockdown' doesn't mean the same as 'lockdown' meant back in March don't they?

All of Scotland, NI and most of Wales now have 'local lockdown', ie no travelling unless essential, no mixing of households btw so it's not just some parts of England.

FatGirlShrinking Sun 27-Sep-20 23:17:01

Funny, the goverment website says local lockdown.

They have amended their wording in the last few weeks in the main to say 'local restrictions' but they definitely do also use the term local lockdown.

Pickagoddamnname Sun 27-Sep-20 23:20:53

Leicester had a local lockdown and is the only place in England to have had one so far. From my understanding (from the difference in local lockdown and extra restrictions) the local lockdown is basically not being allowed to leave the area without good reason. That way the outbreak can be contained and reduced with the extra restrictions in place. That really isn’t what is happening though as everyone is free to travel to escape to an area without the same restrictions

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ceeveebee Sun 27-Sep-20 23:21:10

Think that’s only in the Leicester guidance which was a lockdown - non essential shops were closed and there was a travel ban on leaving the area

Pickagoddamnname Sun 27-Sep-20 23:21:49

Wales seem to be doing the local lockdowns and from what I’ve heard have county lines patrolled.

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Judystilldreamsofhorses Sun 27-Sep-20 23:49:40

I’m in Aberdeen and we had three weeks of local lockdown due to a cluster of infection linked to bars. Five mile travel restriction, all hospitality closed, and no mixing households indoors. It was definitely referred to as a local lockdown by Nicola Sturgeon.

We (all of Scotland) now have no mixing households indoors, plus the hospitality curfew the rest of the U.K. has.

PickAChew Sun 27-Sep-20 23:51:25

I am not allowed to visit my own parents. Is tat not lockdown enough for you?

Chloemol Sun 27-Sep-20 23:51:48

Who cares, I know what it means,

ceeveebee Sun 27-Sep-20 23:58:57

It irritates me when those who are not in these areas make assumptions about what we are allowed to do - telling us that we aren’t allowed to drive out of the area or go on holiday etc when the guidelines clearly say we can

Pickagoddamnname Mon 28-Sep-20 00:00:59

@Chloemol So people don’t know what it means though. That’s why I’ve posted.

@PickAChew Neither can I. Which is why I’m annoyed that people are saying things like ‘it’s people like you spreading the virus’ if I dare cross my towns border to go for a walk or to a shop there.

I’m not saying the restrictions aren’t enough and us folk in areas with local restrictions aren’t suffering because of it because I know I really am. I’m saying people need to understand the facts of what is in place before they harp on about what people in these areas should be doing.

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Pickagoddamnname Mon 28-Sep-20 00:03:49

@ceeveebee that’s it exactly! I dared to leave my are today to go to a specialist shop and have a walk and got a royal rollicking off a friend who was so angry I could risk others by breaking my local lockdown. We’ve had extra restrictions for 2 months here. We have no family in our town and we’re struggling enough without the guilt tripping from people who can’t get their facts straight.

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amusedtodeath1 Mon 28-Sep-20 00:07:19

We know it's not a lockdown, but it's just a way of saying "more restrictions than the standard ones".

If you really want to be pedantic, we haven't had a lockdown at all as we've all been able to leave our homes, for some work, shopping, exercise, etc., regardless of the level of restrictions.

DdraigGoch Mon 28-Sep-20 00:08:37

A little smaller scale than you're thinking of but aren't there some halls of residence in Manchester which are de facto under a strict lockdown? Pretty sure that the rules being enforced there are far stricter than even countries such as France, Italy or Spain at the height of the pandemic. Pretty much a house arrest situation.

DdraigGoch Mon 28-Sep-20 00:10:34


Wales seem to be doing the local lockdowns and from what I’ve heard have county lines patrolled.

"County lines" are an entirely different thing to what you're thinking of.

cabbageking Mon 28-Sep-20 00:19:22

Wolverhampton local lock down included not meeting others not in your bubble in or out of the area.

BatShite Mon 28-Sep-20 01:16:31

Local lockdown unless what you want to do costs or makes money. Would possibly be the best way to put it grin

eausolovely Mon 28-Sep-20 02:46:03

I don’t think it really makes any difference what wording is used. It’s easier to say local lockdown than local more restrictions on socialising than other places. As someone in local lockdown it doesn’t make it any less shit. I can’t tell you how little I care about going to the pub or for a meal, what most people want is to be able to see their family.

KitKatastrophe Mon 28-Sep-20 04:11:35

Its just semantics. Why does it matter to you if someone says "local lockdown" rather than "local additional restrictions"? We all know what they mean.

Do you think people shouldnt be upset about not being able to visit friends and family or having other additional restrictions, because it's not a lockdown?

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