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1 hour ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

I’m not so sure, everyone thought they were clever going to Snowdon as it’s remote and there wouldn’t be anyone there and what was the result? Their highest ever visitor numbers. 

But still there was loads of space and no reason to go very near others. Yes Snowdon was an interesting one, but near me most of the beaches are now closed, but there was never any more than 10 people on them anyway at this time of year. So the rule seems counter productive, by closing big open areas it forces people closer together in less spacious places 

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1 minute ago, whitehorses said:

But still there was loads of space and no reason to go very near others. Yes Snowdon was an interesting one, but near me most of the beaches are now closed, but there was never any more than 10 people on them anyway at this time of year. So the rule seems counter productive, by closing big open areas it forces people closer together in less spacious places 

Yeah, it's a bit like the Wednesday+Thursday at Glastonbury, all the normal places are shut, so everyone packs out the nooks and crannies.

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Just now, whitehorses said:

But still there was loads of space and no reason to go very near others. Yes Snowdon was an interesting one, but near me most of the beaches are now closed, but there was never any more than 10 people on them anyway at this time of year. So the rule seems counter productive, by closing big open areas it forces people closer together in less spacious places 

The point is they shouldn’t be anywhere at the moment though. My local dog walking spot is Crown Estate, before Boris made the lock down official rather than advisory it was rammed with massive groups who didn’t need to be there. In most cases it would’ve been impossible to keep 2 metres apart on the paths. If it’s a question of lifting restrictions because it’s suitable to do so then yes of course, but of any restrictions we’re lifted at places like that now they’d be overrun.

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15 minutes ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

The point is they shouldn’t be anywhere at the moment though. 

Where are we meant to exercise if we’re not allowed ‘anywhere’? Weird thing to say 

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2 minutes ago, whitehorses said:

Where are we meant to exercise if we’re not allowed ‘anywhere’? Weird thing to say 

I guess means not allowed anywhere in a group of more than 2. It is getting confusing though. My partner just drove somewhere about a mile away to walk dog and got told off by a copper for not walking from front door.

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7 minutes ago, whitehorses said:

Where are we meant to exercise if we’re not allowed ‘anywhere’? Weird thing to say 

The government advice is pretty clear is it not? We can exercise once a day in our local area, but not groups and only families permitted together. Not everyone will be doing their exercise at the same time in the same place, many won’t actually exercise. I’m doing personal exercise at home and walking my dogs once a day without getting into my car to take them somewhere. I’m comfortably managing to keep 2 metres from anyone and I’m certainly not encountering large groups of people congregated in one place, because that isn’t allowed. Open a beach or a nature reserve and it stands to reason people will flock there in huge numbers, which is precisely what they don’t want and precisely why they are closed.

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2 minutes ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

The government advice is pretty clear is it not? We can exercise once a day in our local area, but not groups and only families permitted together. 

Yes precisely and my ‘local area’ is slap bang in the middle of the countryside. Even farmers are trying to stop people walking on public footpaths that cross their land, never mind the exclusion from all the local NT places and beaches. 

The rule May be sensible in some places, in others not so much - hence me hoping this is one that gets relaxed soonest. The ‘don’t come into the office’ rule I can live with a bit longer tho :) 
 

 

 

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1 minute ago, whitehorses said:

Yes precisely and my ‘local area’ is slap bang in the middle of the countryside. Even farmers are trying to stop people walking on public footpaths that cross their land, never mind the exclusion from all the local NT places and beaches. 

The rule May be sensible in some places, in others not so much - hence me hoping this is one that gets relaxed soonest. The ‘don’t come into the office’ rule I can live with a bit longer tho :) 
 

 

 

they need to lift the closed schools and pubs one quicksmart.

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1 minute ago, whitehorses said:

Yes precisely and my ‘local area’ is slap bang in the middle of the countryside. Even farmers are trying to stop people walking on public footpaths that cross their land, never mind the exclusion from all the local NT places and beaches. 

The rule May be sensible in some places, in others not so much - hence me hoping this is one that gets relaxed soonest. The ‘don’t come into the office’ rule I can live with a bit longer tho :) 
 

 

 

That’s just the unfortunate for you though, but you can see the logic of them closing places that are a focal point for people to travel to. 

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2 minutes ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

That’s just the unfortunate for you though, but you can see the logic of them closing places that are a focal point for people to travel to. 

As you say the rules are pretty clear, people shouldn’t be traveling 

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I live in London on the cusp of two boroughs with three parks in easy walking distance, of various sizes. However one of the boroughs (Hammersmith and Fulham) has unilaterally decided to shut all its parks. I went for a walk the other morning and found my nearest one locked up. So now I only have the ones park I can go to, which is fine, but I don't get the logic of shutting the others.

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16 minutes ago, zahidf said:

Fucking idiots

 

 

Frustratingly, the majority are going to have to pay for people like that taking the piss. 

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1 hour ago, zahidf said:

Aghhh

 

 

She also said this:

'This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months, but as a nation we have to be really, really responsible and keep doing what we’re all doing until we’re sure we can gradually start lifting various interventions which are likely to be spaced – based on the science and our data – until we gradually come back to a normal way of living.'

 

So whilst the restrictions could be in place for that time, they might not be as severe as they are now for all of that time.

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1 hour ago, whitehorses said:

Where are we meant to exercise if we’re not allowed ‘anywhere’? Weird thing to say 

The lawyers are pretty clear that the law does not prevent you from travelling in order to exercise. That comes from the guidance and the spin the police have put on it. Eg 

 

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10 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

She also said this:

'This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months, but as a nation we have to be really, really responsible and keep doing what we’re all doing until we’re sure we can gradually start lifting various interventions which are likely to be spaced – based on the science and our data – until we gradually come back to a normal way of living.'

 

So whilst the restrictions could be in place for that time, they might not be as severe as they are now for all of that time.

Yeah I was going to post the same. Good old ITV selectively quoting their sources. 

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13 minutes ago, Brave Sir Robin said:

The lawyers are pretty clear that the law does not prevent you from travelling in order to exercise. That comes from the guidance and the spin the police have put on it. Eg 

 

Interesting. Devon and Cornwall Police are all over my Facebook telling me not to drive anywhere, they’re stopping cars all over the place, and there’s been a chopper cruising the beaches. Bastards.

Edit: Of course, that tweet feels entirely correct to me. 

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Hey friends, hope everyone is staying well. I want to buy a couple of tickets to see Kevin Morby in July as a gift. Obviously with the current situation I’m aware it may not happen, so although I wouldn’t usually, should I buy ticket protection? 
 

edit to add pic, with the refund protection included this is in the terms. Seems harsh. 

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3 minutes ago, ModernMan said:

Hey friends, hope everyone is staying well. I want to buy a couple of tickets to see Kevin Morby in July as a gift. Obviously with the current situation I’m aware it may not happen, so although I wouldn’t usually, should I buy ticket protection? 
 

edit to add pic, with the refund protection included this is in the terms. Seems harsh. 

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Youd get a refund if the event doesnt happen.

I recommend getting it with a credit card or PayPal payment though so you have protection under than 

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2 minutes ago, ModernMan said:

Hey friends, hope everyone is staying well. I want to buy a couple of tickets to see Kevin Morby in July as a gift. Obviously with the current situation I’m aware it may not happen, so although I wouldn’t usually, should I buy ticket protection? 

If the gig doesn't happen then you get refunded, or if it gets postponed you still have tickets to the following date. Insurance is if you can't make it for whatever reason.

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