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Why are there never any public health announcements?

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Dustballs Mon 28-Sep-20 22:50:30

We could do with some couldn't we? Reminding people to wash their hands and wear masks etc Or is none of this important anymore? I though it was.

Maybe I'm missing all the public health announcements ...

You can't blame people for forgetting to do these things if you don't keep reminding them in the first place.

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purplejungle Mon 28-Sep-20 22:54:19

We get a weekly email from our local director of public health covering all this sort of thing - cases decreasing in our local area

ClarencesMum Mon 28-Sep-20 22:55:54

There are loads! I can't watch or listen to anything without an update of some sort. It's bloody annoying. I'm in Scotland.

Dustballs Mon 28-Sep-20 22:56:49

Shouldn't there be public health announcements on TV/radio and posters everywhere?

I know this costs money. But it might help prevent the spread of Covid - and thus save the NHS some money etc

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Dustballs Mon 28-Sep-20 22:57:27

Oh maybe it's just in England there's nothing then ...

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Dontstepinthecowpat Mon 28-Sep-20 22:57:45

Where are you? They are on every tv/radio as bread in Scotland

PaquitaVariation Mon 28-Sep-20 22:59:01

There’s plenty on commercial radio and tv.

Dustballs Mon 28-Sep-20 23:00:08

Oh - that's why then.

I only listen to BBC radio. There's never anything on there. And watch BBC on iplayer. Nothing there either.

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JayDot500 Mon 28-Sep-20 23:00:34

I've literally just watched one. Cheesy, but it's there.grin

hilbil21 Mon 28-Sep-20 23:00:35

Just another "joy" of living in Scotland hmm

implantsandaDyson Mon 28-Sep-20 23:02:47

Loads on my commercial radio station in NI - they've been on since March, they get changed with every new message/restrictions. At the minute it's one concentrating on isolating, getting test.

ClarencesMum Mon 28-Sep-20 23:03:44

They are grim. You might be actually feeling alright for once, maybe having a laugh in the car with the mods, the the dulict tones of Jason Leitch burst your thing veneer of happiness to remind you that you can't visit your loved ones, people are dying and life is shit. It's like a sick dystopian movie.

Hardbackwriter Mon 28-Sep-20 23:03:52


Oh - that's why then.

I only listen to BBC radio. There's never anything on there. And watch BBC on iplayer. Nothing there either.

That's because there are no adverts! The other TV channels and commercial radio have loads; I have to say I find them a bit creepy - they always remind me a bit of something from a dystopian film - but they definitely exist. Those changeable motorway/road signs have also all been changed to the various slogans (so they were 'stay home, protect the NHS, save lives', now they're the annoying 'hands, face, space' thing) around me.

IKEA888 Mon 28-Sep-20 23:05:04

constant here. special broadcast at y.55pm .

Hardbackwriter Mon 28-Sep-20 23:05:22

Cross-post on the dystopian film reference, clarencesmum! To me it's the fact they feel a bit like state propaganda - for a good cause, but in a way that feels quite unfamiliar - that makes it feel like that.

AlecTrevelyan006 Mon 28-Sep-20 23:06:11

they don't make them like this anymore

Hardbackwriter Mon 28-Sep-20 23:06:16

There are also lots of billboard posters around me (south-east England)

ClarencesMum Mon 28-Sep-20 23:07:55

Great minds! I shop in Lidl and every 5 minutes a voice boosms out telling you to be kind to other customers and to keep your distance and wash your hands. It makes me feel like I'm in Wall-E

BikeRunSki Mon 28-Sep-20 23:08:30

I’m in a village in England. Poster on bus stop. Ads on TV and radio. Always top item on weekly email from the council. Facebook pop ups. Covid “advertising” is plentiful.

Hardbackwriter Mon 28-Sep-20 23:08:42

Public Health England have spent £44 million on advertising, which made them the biggest advertiser in the country during lockdown:

RichardMarxisinnocent Mon 28-Sep-20 23:11:18

I'm in England and have seen announcements from the government on the BBC on quite a few evenings. The one I have seen most recently has various people declaring why they wear a mask/wash their hands/give people space. And has someone standing with their arms outstretched while they talk about space.

ceeveebee Mon 28-Sep-20 23:36:00

Fairly obvious signage in Bolton!

Dustballs Mon 28-Sep-20 23:38:17

Gosh - maybe I’m tuning it all out. I do that with advertising generally.

Perhaps I’m just blind and deaf to it all.

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PickAChew Mon 28-Sep-20 23:40:17

Plenty of them in our coop, today. They even treated us to "hands. Face. Space." as if we'd been living under a rock for the past 6 months.

Itsabeautifuldayheyhey Tue 29-Sep-20 01:33:11

Maybe I'm missing all the public health announcements ...
They are frequently on Absolute Radio station.

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