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Kel9 Thu 19-Mar-20 18:28:09

What do the emergency service do??? They are expected to work they have no choice so how can we stop this pandemic when they have to work!?

allhailthegingerninja Thu 19-Mar-20 18:29:09

What do you suggest the alternative is? confused

P1nkHeartLovesCake Thu 19-Mar-20 18:33:37

Well when someone signed up to be a nurse, paramedic they kind of signed up for stuff like this. It goes with the job

What are you suggesting? We let paramedics, nurses, doctors that are trained stay home and just let people die.....

winesolveseverything Thu 19-Mar-20 18:34:33

We carry on as normal.....
Your worst day...is our everyday....

Kel9 Thu 19-Mar-20 18:36:52

No idea!! Just can’t see how this can stop...police should only attend proper emergency’s?!? NHS young team step in firemen continue playing snooker.. (bad joke)?no idea. We are getting so many conflicted advice! This is serious and I worry that is Brits are not taking it seriously. 🙈

Kel9 Thu 19-Mar-20 18:39:27

Not just nhs other services Too ... I don’t think anybody is ready for this. I just wonder why in the uk we don’t have a contingency plan in place. It’s typical ....learn from lessons... when it’s too late.

Redglitter Thu 19-Mar-20 18:39:33

Realistically shop staff are probably at more risk than the emergency services. Theyll be interacting and in closer proximity to a lot more people than Police officers etc.

Kel9 Thu 19-Mar-20 18:42:15

😂 nobody says let people die. However in order to keep order people need to listen to guidelines and stay home. This is not happening! Meaning police/nhs/fire crews are dealing with crap that they don’t need to be dealing with. I just can’t believe that this has never been considered by government or professional body!!!!

Redglitter Thu 19-Mar-20 19:12:36

There ARE precautions in place though it's just the general public wont be aware of them. I work for the Police and theres a lot of things been implemented this past week. The emergency services have contingency plans in place for all kinds of eventualities

Fatted Thu 19-Mar-20 19:15:13

Cancel annual leave
Overtime (and lots of it)
Divert resources from non-essential services to the front line emergency services
Volunteers (Specials etc)

MagentaRocks Thu 19-Mar-20 19:15:14

Same as redglitter. There are things in place for the police. But can't say on a public forum what they are. Ultimately we all need to pull together. I work part time but have offered to increase my hours. Also I will probably cancel some leave too.

jaggynettle Thu 19-Mar-20 19:16:36

There is contingency and resilience planning in the NHS too. Just takes a lot of coordinating.

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