I am special/exempt/don’t have to follow the lockdown rules because......

(180 Posts)
Watermelon999 Sun 01-Nov-20 16:46:30

Just waiting for all of the above to start...

What reasons will be bandied about this time? And when will people realise that the more of us that do it, the quicker it will be over?

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Lepetitpiggy Sun 01-Nov-20 16:50:50

'My second home is terribly musty and I am practically a local there anyway, so I simply HAVE to go there'

cologne4711 Sun 01-Nov-20 16:52:06

I don't think it should really matter which of your two houses you live in, as long as you choose one for lockdown and stick to it. No moving inbetween the two.

Although the ethics of people who take up more housing than they need is for another thread....

burritofan Sun 01-Nov-20 16:55:57

Although the ethics of people who take up more housing than they need is for another thread....
I think the Venn diagram of “people with second homes” and “people who are soooo special they can bend the Covid rules” is a circle. A circle full of Tories

user1471588124 Sun 01-Nov-20 16:56:21

Because my minimum wage, stressful and essential job pays so little i have no choice but to live in a mouldy house share with strangers, so cant even bubble with my partner of 2 years. I cant legally see anyone i know apart from outside at 2m distance and as a young person i am terrified about the future and cant see a day were i will be able to rent, let alone buy my own place. The only thing that will get me and millions of others through winter is an occasional hug from someone i know and if that makes me selfish so be it.

I think its more selfish to expect people on minimum wage essential jobs, to sacrifice not only our health and our futures, but also the bare minimum social interaction because the system means we cant afford to live in anything other then cramped, unsafe housing and so cant even form support bubbles.

Maybe actually think about what some people, who are at very low risk of dying from covid are being asked to do. Its not about wanting other people to die, its about the fact that humans are social animals and need some social interaction from people they know, even if they are young and poor.

MRex Sun 01-Nov-20 16:58:08

Because it's all EOTHO, not illegal raves like this: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-54769055,
www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/police-break-up-street-party-19186563.amp,
www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-10-25/police-break-up-another-house-party-in-exeter-as-students-breach-coronavirus-rules
www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/london-covid-police-break-up-19160022.amp
Etc etc etc etc

1stV45 Sun 01-Nov-20 17:00:24

I work in school what difference does seeing three friends make? that's exactly why seeing friends should be avoided

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EggysMom Sun 01-Nov-20 17:00:44

... because I live in Manchester and we've been locking down for months anyway, so I don't need to change my behaviour as I haven't caught it yet so obviously I'm immune ... Besides, my kids and partner and mum all want a say in what we are buying, so they all need to come food shopping with me so they can choose what they want ... And wearing a mask properly makes me sweat and get acne ... Oooooh, I fancy that loaf of bread, just let me reach right past you to get it ....

BlackeyedSusan Sun 01-Nov-20 17:01:43

I think we are doing ok for exemptions already. Kids moving between homes, a bubble and allowed to exercise more than once per day. I think we were allowed to drive somewhere safe to exercise too.

We didn't use the exercise one but knowing it was there helped.

Someone looked into the self isolating as well and I think we may have been ok if self isolater had gotten out. We came very very close to having to test that.

But generally stick to the rules as close as possible.

1stV45 Sun 01-Nov-20 17:01:53

I think this time around there will be lots of emphasis on the difference between "should" and "must" and people will justify things where there is only guidance against, rather than legislation.

WindChimeTinkle Sun 01-Nov-20 17:03:27

Watermelon999

Just waiting for all of the above to start...

What reasons will be bandied about this time? And when will people realise that the more of us that do it, the quicker it will be over?

Sanctimonious.

BunnyBoilerRhian Sun 01-Nov-20 17:05:56

Let the loophole lottery begin.......

southeastdweller Sun 01-Nov-20 17:07:30

Watermelon999

Just waiting for all of the above to start...

What reasons will be bandied about this time? And when will people realise that the more of us that do it, the quicker it will be over?

It will never be over.

BlackeyedSusan Sun 01-Nov-20 17:08:37

I don't think they have thought through the shared accommodation with strangers or living in a tower block.

They did eventually realise that lots of people have to go through a house to access a garden.

There needs to be more understanding of how shit some of it is for the poorest in society. Lockdown in a reasonably sized house with garden is completely different from lockdown in a flat or shared accommodation. ( Reasonably sized includes your three bed semis and houses with enough rooms for each person. )

Igglepigglesgrubbyblanket Sun 01-Nov-20 17:09:29

@user1471588124 absolutely!
I don't think people think they are 'special' I think they think the law is unreasonable and disregard it.

Soubriquet Sun 01-Nov-20 17:10:22

Cos I need travel miles away for an eye test wink

1stV45 Sun 01-Nov-20 17:10:27

Watermelon999

Just waiting for all of the above to start...

What reasons will be bandied about this time? And when will people realise that the more of us that do it, the quicker it will be over?

That's not true though is it? About it being over quicker? The "better" we are at controlling it in the short term, the longer it lasts. The quickest way to get it over would be to let it run, which of course would be a disaster on so many fronts, but don't kid yourself this gets it over quicker.

MaxNormal Sun 01-Nov-20 17:11:44

Because I made a solemn vow that every time I read a sanctimonious post on MN I would break a rule, and it's keeping me pretty busy.

MrsMigginsMate Sun 01-Nov-20 17:12:16

Watermelon999

Just waiting for all of the above to start...

What reasons will be bandied about this time? And when will people realise that the more of us that do it, the quicker it will be over?

Wait, you actually started a thread for something you dislike so much, and you're inviting people to come into the thread and add fuel to your fire?!

This has to be a deliberate troll attempt to stir up trouble, perhaps you're so bored you want the thrill of an argument?

EggysMom Sun 01-Nov-20 17:13:46

Lockdown in a reasonably sized house with garden is completely different from lockdown in a flat or shared accommodation.

I think those of us who benefitted from having a garden, are going to find out this winter just how bad it is for everyone else. I will get up in the dark in the morning, WFH during the day in a spare bedroom, and it's getting dark again when I finish, so no sitting outside or doing gardening. I'm really not looking forward to it; and really do sympathise with those who don't have the garden option.

IceCreamAndCandyfloss Sun 01-Nov-20 17:14:41

I don’t think people think they are special, selfish is a better word. Theirs wants coming first nevermind the consequences.

Imagine the threads re they need a birthday party, can’t forgo socialising etc will be forthcoming. Plenty already trying to get around the rule of meeting one person outdoors as they don’t want to give up play dates.

islockdownoveryet Sun 01-Nov-20 17:18:13

I remember seeing a post on here may have been last week on a thread about local lockdown not mixing households.
Anyway the poster was sympathising that people not seeing family and that she has family from another country visiting. She implied that they didn't quarantine because they lived in a other country seamed to think the quarantine laws were for people who lived in this country. I asked her to clarify but I didn't see if she did .
Posts like this people think they are following the rules but they aren't .
Also I know of 2 people that have tested positive even though they claim they don't go anywhere but 1 caught it off a family member in another city even though in local lockdown so shouldn't mix households. I know people do have many reasons for this but be honest .

user1471588124 Sun 01-Nov-20 17:19:11

EggysMom

*Lockdown in a reasonably sized house with garden is completely different from lockdown in a flat or shared accommodation.*

I think those of us who benefitted from having a garden, are going to find out this winter just how bad it is for everyone else. I will get up in the dark in the morning, WFH during the day in a spare bedroom, and it's getting dark again when I finish, so no sitting outside or doing gardening. I'm really not looking forward to it; and really do sympathise with those who don't have the garden option.

Its not just the garden. All i have is a small double bedroom and a shared kitchen/bathroom and I'm lucky compared to some.

MadameBlobby Sun 01-Nov-20 17:20:18

And when will people realise that the more of us that do it, the quicker it will be over?

They won’t realise this, because this is simply not true!

Underhisi Sun 01-Nov-20 17:23:38

Because I need to, even though I have symptoms, to travel to the other end of the country for childcare even though I have relatives who live locally.

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