To think this time loads of people are not going to comply

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FloMillie Sun 01-Nov-20 21:23:31

Been speaking to family and friends and the general mood appears to be that this time round is different.

Most people say they are going to break the covid rules. Obviously they can’t go out to restaurants or stuff but they said they will have friends and family round.

I think people and govt may be overestimating compliance this time around.

Could we be left with an ineffective lockdown that only serves to further damage the economy?

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dollychopss Sun 01-Nov-20 21:24:45

FloMillie

Been speaking to family and friends and the general mood appears to be that this time round is different.

Most people say they are going to break the covid rules. Obviously they can’t go out to restaurants or stuff but they said they will have friends and family round.

I think people and govt may be overestimating compliance this time around.

Could we be left with an ineffective lockdown that only serves to further damage the economy?


It is also not just in this country but in Italy , France ,Spain , Belgium too everyone is pissed off

FloMillie Sun 01-Nov-20 21:27:22

I think this is a big mistake. I think the mood of the public has changed. People are really fed up. There is no end goal to look forward too.

We are in really dangerous territory.

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FloMillie Sun 01-Nov-20 21:27:22

I think this is a big mistake. I think the mood of the public has changed. People are really fed up. There is no end goal to look forward too.

We are in really dangerous territory.

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thebeachismyhappyplace2 Sun 01-Nov-20 21:29:07

I personally don’t know anyone who is going to do this. Yes everyone is frustrated and fed up but people recognise we’ve been asked to follow rules for a reason! Not sure what sort of people you are mixing with?

blametheparents Sun 01-Nov-20 21:30:20

I do feel it is unreasonable to ask partners who live separately not to see each other. For how long? Forever?

I think a lot of people complied with this first time round, but this time? I don't know. Seems a difficult one.

I am not even in that situation personally, but I can see how it affects my adult children.

HotToCold Sun 01-Nov-20 21:31:02

And its those people who dont do it that will cause us to still be in lockdowns next year!

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MarmiteCrumpet25 Sun 01-Nov-20 21:33:45

If they don’t comply then schools will have to close and restrictions will go on longer. I will be complying and so will my friends and family.

LaurieFairyCake Sun 01-Nov-20 21:34:42

The vast majority will comply - over 98% complied last time

It will still be over 90% this time

HotToCold Sun 01-Nov-20 21:34:55

@blametheparents

Single adult households or those with one adult and children can bubble with another household

Rabbitholebonkers Sun 01-Nov-20 21:35:43

It’s 50/50 amongst all my family/friends and associates, or thereabouts. Far, far less compliance this time round. It’s dangerous territory for sure.

HotToCold Sun 01-Nov-20 21:36:33

I think it should be law:

Don't follow the rules = Cant run to the NHS when you catch Covid !

MadameBlobby Sun 01-Nov-20 21:37:05

FloMillie

I think this is a big mistake. I think the mood of the public has changed. People are really fed up. There is no end goal to look forward too.

We are in really dangerous territory.

I agree. They do factor in some non compliance though. Let’s hope it’s enough.

StatisticalSense Sun 01-Nov-20 21:37:38

Of course they're not going to comply and the main reason is because there are too many exceptions and loopholes that disproportionately put the impact of the restrictions on a group of people who are at the lowest risk from the virus. If they want to get people complying they need to end support bubbles, remove mask exemptions and generally go back to one set of rules that is the same for everyone.

FloMillie Sun 01-Nov-20 21:39:28

I think 90% is way too optimistic. It will be 70% at best.

I think many people simply don’t care, I’ve heard a lot of people say if I get Covid, I get covid and similar statements.

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slipperywhensparticus Sun 01-Nov-20 21:40:09

HotToCold

I think it should be law:

Don't follow the rules = Cant run to the NHS when you catch Covid !

Thats not how it works

What about oeople who don't understand the ever changing rules? Genuinely what do we do with them?

StatisticalSense Sun 01-Nov-20 21:40:27

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FloMillie Sun 01-Nov-20 21:40:54

@HotToCold

Next it will be smokers, the obese etc

Healthcare is a human right.

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iamtheoneandonlyyy Sun 01-Nov-20 21:41:38

Wow what a rancid comment.

SheepandCow Sun 01-Nov-20 21:41:53

Depends if they want this to keep on dragging out, or whether perhaps they want this time to be it.

Then again, people would be forgiven for wanting to ignore the rules - if we continue to import Covid.

Lockdowns are tough but worth it - if they're done properly. If not, it's a pointless hardship.

Here is aviation expert and frequent flyer, Alex Macheras, on it all (he was retweeted by Prof Sridhar):

It makes zero sense to restrict outbound international travel without implementing border controls, testing & measures to manage the inbound flow of passengers.

(East Asia’s view on UK: Any progress with #Lockdown2 will be wiped out by UK continuing to reimport the virus)

iamtheoneandonlyyy Sun 01-Nov-20 21:41:59

About charmaine

LottieDot Sun 01-Nov-20 21:43:17

A lot of areas have also had high restrictions limiting household mixing for some time, I think 'lockdown fatigue' might be driving down compliance this time around. I've heard a lot about how 'pointless' it is if the schools are open which seems to be a justification people are using to ignore some of the rules.

Lazypuppy Sun 01-Nov-20 21:43:30

Now they've clarified that kids under 5 aren't included in 2 adults meeting up means me and my dd can still see our friends so that means i don't have to break that rule.

I certainly wont just be shopping for 'essentials', i'll keep going to the supermarket as normal, and b&qetc if its open.

If they want people to be fit and healthy to fight covid they need to open gyms and leisure centres, thats what i'm most annoyed about

Autumnblooms Sun 01-Nov-20 21:44:26

I think the worry of being fined if your caught will stop people mixing households, unless everyone can easily afford it I guess?

Zixxy Sun 01-Nov-20 21:46:22

Uk exceptionalism again. Of course we are different, always looking for a way out of restrictions, not a cohesive society at all.

But those who DO observe will see their efforts as worthless if others do not observe. That is the problem now.

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