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Are you avoiding non essential social events?

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PapercraftNinja · 13/03/2020 15:29

I’m not sure how cautious to be at this point in time. I don’t work in a city centre but aware it seems to be business as usual..

Supposed to be going into a city centre tomorrow for friends bday lunch. I’m driving so avoiding public transport, but what would you do? Are you generally carrying on attending things as normal?

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Ozgirl75 · 14/03/2020 10:22

I just feel so sorry for owners of bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, all those small businesses that will presumably have to shut up shop to everyone apart from the people that already live there.


MargotB7 · 14/03/2020 10:49

I am but DH is carrying on as normal. So I'm probably going to get it. I also work and DC is at school.


clary · 14/03/2020 10:57

I'm carrying on. Went to a funeral on Thursday (about 60-70 people there) and I'm going to the theatre tonight (about 300 people).

Have also been to things with few people eg lunch with friends. Have also been swimming a lot this week tho that's not a lot of people.

Life is impacted enough as football is off, also ds2's US footy training is off; I imagine summer athletics events we are involved in may also be called off. Also I suppose the pool will close in due course. All of this is not helpful to our mental health.


funmummy48 · 14/03/2020 14:53

I’m at a caravan park now and it is packed so I don’t think anyone here is too worried. Having said that, being in a caravan is a little bit like self isolation anyway 😉


Pumpkinpie1 · 14/03/2020 15:01



Isadora2007 · 14/03/2020 15:07

Carrying on as normal here. I would only change that if anyone in the family becomes unwell. We will isolate to avoid spreading to others if that happens. Until then- keep on keeping on imo.


Yookytooky · 14/03/2020 15:12

Studies from HK on Covid survivors suggest ongoing health problems such as shortness of breath and reduced lung capacity. Statistics from Italy demonstrate that people in their 40s, otherwise fit and healthy are being hospitalised. There is evidence to counter the British mantra that if you're young and fit it will be a bad cold and then you will be fine and healthy again.


ooooohbetty · 14/03/2020 19:23

Just got in from city centre drinks and food afternoon. Absolutely packed.


OddBoots · 14/03/2020 19:34

I am, we had theatre tickets today but we didn't go.

I am not panicking or scared for myself catching it but I don't want to do things that increase the chance I will spread it, I want to come out the other side of this pandemic with my conscience clear.

I haven't had any difficult decisions like a wedding though.


Pumpkinpie1 · 15/03/2020 09:18

We are definitely trying to limit interactions as both DH and DD are both immunodepressed.
Lots of letters on Friday re DD about things shutting or waiting for further government advice, so it does feel as if a storm is coming.
Looked at buying on line slops are full all week so I think people are all having the same idea.
I think the government response is pathetic and very dangerous


Useryokyesno · 15/03/2020 09:27

We're going out less. Went to the cinema on Friday. 3 other people were there and all were far away from each other. Think it will be our last for fun trip for a while. We do quite a lot of leisure stuff particularly theatre and cultural things as I work in the cultural sector. I'll really miss it! We're both working at home too, my partner has a role which in health care gov so his role is very busy and stressful now. I have mental health issues too. So the mental impact of being cooped up isn't great.

I'm not sure what to do about seeing family though. They're within 30 mins drive so I see them quite a lot. But not sure when to stop.


BiddyPop · 15/03/2020 09:55

Yes. Mostly. I skipped a 50th birthday last weekend and haven’t been out in the evening except for a safeguarding course on Monday this week. Cancelled a meeting of parents for a sports group, personally cancelled attending Pilates, and also cancelled all scouting activities (this was a group decision by all leaders for all 150 youth members i our group).

This weekend, DH, dd and I are visiting my parents I the country. DSis is also here. All are well. We haven’t seen each other since Christmas and are staying away from others - 1 walk on the beach and 1 trip to supermarket for essentials.

Next week, it will be back to just work and supermarket needs. Dd is doing schoolwork remotely. We are still getting out locally to walk in non-crowded areas but DH is working in a local office and cycling there to avoid public transport. I need to use the train but am travelling at a different time for quieter trips and more spread out passengers.


PapercraftNinja · 16/03/2020 00:12

Really interesting, thank you. I did go into the city centre this weekend...drove straight to the restaurant, automatic doors on entrance, table was sprayed again as we sat down, everyone sat within a couple of tables distance of each other. It was an unusual outing I must admit and find it interesting what people think in absence of lockdown / isolation instructions from the government (for those with no symptoms) I guess the onus is on us.

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