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Stricter measures than ever before. Wales to restrict what supermarkets can sell.

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safariboot Thu 22-Oct-20 21:56:34

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-54648194

We didn't have that in the "first wave". Despite some confusion, it was perfectly OK for essential shops to also sell non-essentials, and for customers to purchase them on the same visit as doing essential shopping. Now, in Wales, it's not OK, the stated reason being "fairness" to small businesses.

I think this could be a first sign of things to come. I fully expect measures at least as strict as, and possibly stricter than, what we saw in March. And I expect local to become regional to become national. Because anything less just isn't keeping Covid-19 under control.

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AppleKatie Thu 22-Oct-20 22:01:50

Well you’re cheerful aren’t you!

Having read this article it is not because the welsh Govt think that buying clothes in Asda is dangerous more that small businesses object to being forced to close whilst people buy products from other shops?

The chances of this spreading nationally are pretty slim I would have thought.

justasking111 Thu 22-Oct-20 22:04:12

People will just buy online it is a sop to appease small businesses.

Funkypolar Thu 22-Oct-20 22:04:25

I can foresee another Easter situation on here where posters were called murderers for buying non essential Easter eggs.

It’ll be murders buying advent calendars and non essential food - turkeys, Brussel sprouts, mince pies etc. Better stick to gruel this Christmas.

guineapig1 Thu 22-Oct-20 22:06:00

It doesn’t help small businesses though does it as people will just shop online 🤷🏼‍♀️

Hotcuppatea Thu 22-Oct-20 22:06:11

I can't believe that Welsh people are putting.up with this shit to be honest.

KatherineJaneway Thu 22-Oct-20 22:07:25

Wow

CountessFrog Thu 22-Oct-20 22:07:44

Me either

toxtethOgradyUSA Thu 22-Oct-20 22:08:33

Sturgeon and Drakeford are having a right old Covid-off! Surely Sturgeon will top him tomorrow. I'm going for full on martial law in Scotland grin

Itisasecret Thu 22-Oct-20 22:09:45

That is absolutely crazy. He’s power mad.

DonLewis Thu 22-Oct-20 22:10:54

How are clothes not essential though? My ds needs a new coat. I've put off going, because I don't especially like shopping, but I did pop into the primark I pass on my way to work to look for one and couldn't find one in his size.

I'd say a warm winter coat that fits is pretty essential!

littlbrowndog Thu 22-Oct-20 22:13:04

Shoes are essential. Pants are essential. Clothes are essential.

He is bonkers. Same as sturgeon

AntiHop Thu 22-Oct-20 22:13:16

It's only for 17 days. I'm sure people can survive without supermarket clothing for that time.

DonLewis Thu 22-Oct-20 22:15:20

Yeah, but those 17 days include a payday. People may be waiting to buy pants/coats whatever till they're paid.

BeakyWinder Thu 22-Oct-20 22:16:08

Hotcuppatea

I can't believe that Welsh people are putting.up with this shit to be honest.

Agreed, what a load of shit.

toxtethOgradyUSA Thu 22-Oct-20 22:17:41

littlbrowndog

Shoes are essential. Pants are essential. Clothes are essential.

He is bonkers. Same as sturgeon

Both are textbook Little Hitlers

CarlottaValdez Thu 22-Oct-20 22:17:42

This just makes them look insane. It’s just posturing.

PJFlasks Thu 22-Oct-20 22:17:59

Hotcuppatea

I can't believe that Welsh people are putting.up with this shit to be honest.

Agreed but what can they do?

SomewhereEast Thu 22-Oct-20 22:18:14

Given the response to this one seems to be pretty universal mystification & derision, I highly doubt this is the shape of things to come. Even at the height of the spring panic people laughed at this sort of nonsense and it was dropped pretty quickly.

Also I'm unclear as to how 'essential' Tesco items are magically less infectious than 'non-essential' Tesco items? Is a copy of Closer inherently more Covid-ridden than a tin of baked beans?

Autumnleavestime Thu 22-Oct-20 22:19:46

*I can foresee another Easter situation on here where posters were called murderers for buying non essential Easter eggs.

It’ll be murders buying advent calendars and non essential food - turkeys, Brussel sprouts, mince pies etc. Better stick to gruel this Christmas.*

You can see it now can't you. I wonder what else we can accuse people of murdering people for over the festive period.

Cuddling57 Thu 22-Oct-20 22:20:49

That's awful. The people making these decisions should try living in the real world. Buying clothes when you have the money is essential, especially for those that have to budget.

Hotcuppatea Thu 22-Oct-20 22:20:54

What can they do? Be more vocal. Complain loudly. Tag the idiot and the media into social media posts where you're buying things from Amazon instead of the shop down the road.

Politicians are very sensitive to this stuff, especially ones in marginal seats who are worried about their election chances next time.

SomewhereEast Thu 22-Oct-20 22:21:49

Also if we're defining 'essential' as 'essential to my fucking sanity', the Tesco toy aisle definitely met that definition back in Big Lockdown.

BoobsOnTheMoon Thu 22-Oct-20 22:23:51

I'm reading this as meaning things like seperate concessions inside supermarkets will have to close. Not that the clothes aisle in Tesco can't be open! But that, for example, the travel agent and Tesco mobile section and dry cleaning bit etc can't stay open.

RaspberryCoulis Thu 22-Oct-20 22:25:01

This is absolutely crazy. Who does this guy think he is??

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