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To take my daughter swimming
AvocadoYUK · 18/03/2020 09:45
Hello I was just wondering if I AIBU to take my daughter swimming.
Obviously lots of things are being cancelled and closed but it says Coronavirus has been proven not to to survive in chlorinated water and she has been going on about swimming for days (shes a toddler). We would only go into the small kid pool and when I rang up the swimming centre apparently there's barely anyone there
TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 12:32
"Did you watch the clip I linked to? Are the bbc wrong?"
It was slightly wrong..they pulled a clip out of Boris's speech that said "dont go food shopping"..that bit was meant for people who have symptoms and people in the special health category list from next week. They pulled it out of context.
Notlong20 · 18/03/2020 12:33
@serialtester nope - it’s still open and lessons are still on, so I will continue to take them until they are not.
Throwing in a few swear words to try and get your point across makes you highly uneducated in my view. Not someone I will be wanting to take advice from. Thanks all the same.
TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 12:43
"@Notlong20so you are disregarding the very clear and specific guidance from the government because the thick fucks who run swimming pools are keeping them open? Wow."
Government advice is not telling people to not go swimming. It talks about large social gatherings etc. If the Government did not want people to go swimming, they would stop it due to safeguarding and not wanting to put children at risk. They would be contacting swim England and telling clubs to cease. They are allowing swimming for goodness sake .
TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 12:48
"TabbyMumzthe bbc were reporting live from parliament. The PM was taking questions. Jesus Christ."
Not in the clip I was talking about. It was a clip of a reporter saying what she thought were the measures, and in that clip, she inserted a clip from Boris, which said "dont go food shopping". That was taken out of context and not meant for all. People are still food shopping. He has not closed food shops.
Please stop swearing, it's not pleasant.
serialtester · 18/03/2020 12:49
@Notlong20 at the moment it's not mandatory. It's guidance. The head of the NHS said during the health select committee that it was vital for the public to follow the guidance to reduce the burden on the NHS.
Clearly people are incapable of doing that so it will become mandatory.
TabbyMumz · 18/03/2020 12:51
"I'd rather follow Government advice to the letter."
"But you aren’t! Honestly. I give up."
"People like you are going to make it worse for everybody"
I absolutely am. It's you who is taking it too far and mixing advice up. The more stringent advice around food shopping and going to peoples houses is for people in the health category group and with covid 19. And that's from this weekend.
WifOfBif · 18/03/2020 12:54
Why? Why would anyone who has seen the news and is aware of what is happening right now go somewhere non-essential like a swimming pool?
We cannot carry on as through nothing is happening or that it will not effect us.
We are a couple of weeks behind being like Italy. Do not go anywhere unless it is absolutely essential. It’s really not difficult to understand.
YoursTunbridgeWells · 18/03/2020 13:04
Asides to the odd person swimming during the day, most nights and early mornings, large numbers of children swim in clubs, every single day for hours at a time, at most swimming pools. The government has not stopped this.
They have been advised against this.
The only reason it has not been stopped as it means council run leisure centres would close. Financial implications.
Think carefully about this.
PurpleDaisies · 18/03/2020 13:05
tabby maybe the nhs website will be clearer for you.
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