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15 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

It was always going to happen.

You were just so creamed up about being able to go back and forth to the UK on various jollies to see it.

I think you're confusing me with someone else.  I'm not going anywhere in the short term.

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2 hours ago, TerryFuchwit said:

The biggest problem now probably isn't a health one. 

It's the damage being done when people have to isolate when they are fine thus impacting on all sorts of business and people.

Personally I hope that, from now on, people will stay at home if they have a cold. Instead of sharing it.

Thank goodness that more and more companies are now permenantly switching to mostly work from home. It's one of the big positives from Covid.

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41 minutes ago, pongo said:

Thank goodness that more and more companies are now permenantly switching to mostly work from home. It's one of the big positives from Covid.

I heard someone refer to it as the next industrial revolution a couple of days ago.

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2 hours ago, TerryFuchwit said:

I think you're confusing me with someone else.  I'm not going anywhere in the short term.

Possibly. You’re all the same now. You’ve all merged into one character.  

So you could well be right about any confusion on my part. 

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30 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

I heard someone refer to it as the next industrial revolution a couple of days ago.

It won’t be called that, but you’re right, things are changing faster than ever and this time will certainly have a title in history. 

Was it @Nom de plumewho said about ‘survival of the fittest’? He may be right, but It won’t just be about the pandemic, it will also be about the fallout. 

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If the rules around testing and isolation aren’t simplified, clarified and relaxed I expect the island to be effectively locked-down in a matter of days. Cases are going up, thus contacts of cases or suspected cases are going up more, resulting in many places being unable to function. Testing is going up in parallel with this, while swabbers and contact tracers are going off into isolation themselves. I foresee a big mess. 
 

If I were in charge I’d simplify testing to only those who were symptomatic or unvaccinated very close contacts (ie sleep together) of definite cases. Isolation would be only for definite positives - contacts, those awaiting tests,  people testing negative but symptomatic - wear a mask. Everyone else - get on with it, wash hands, and cut down on the gratuitous continental style hugging/kissing. 

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46 minutes ago, wrighty said:

If the rules around testing and isolation aren’t simplified, clarified and relaxed I expect the island to be effectively locked-down in a matter of days. Cases are going up, thus contacts of cases or suspected cases are going up more, resulting in many places being unable to function. Testing is going up in parallel with this, while swabbers and contact tracers are going off into isolation themselves. I foresee a big mess. 
 

If I were in charge I’d simplify testing to only those who were symptomatic or unvaccinated very close contacts (ie sleep together) of definite cases. Isolation would be only for definite positives - contacts, those awaiting tests,  people testing negative but symptomatic - wear a mask. Everyone else - get on with it, wash hands, and cut down on the gratuitous continental style hugging/kissing. 

So who is advising?  The Emergency Advisory Group has not published any more minutes of meetings, are they meeting, is their advice being sought, who is running the show?

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44 minutes ago, wrighty said:

I foresee a big mess. 

The big mess was reasonably foreseeable before this approach was signed off. Does anyone know who voted for and against? I think only a few voted against? It feels like government was more keen on selling tourists rover tickets for the trains and buses than what actually happened to employers who have been keeping jobs and the economy ticking over who were inevitably going to be shut down by the 111 team.

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Hearing the same thing over and over “not answering a number I don’t recognise, track and trace can’t get hold of me I don’t have to isolate”

I have seen some of the lengths they go through if it’s high risk but the point being if en mass the public are not willing to self isolate when they are not symptomatic, something has to be done to either relax or as above simplify the advice.

Mixed messages when the IOMG want to stay out of our lives and let us make the right decision but then put a couple of thousand people into self Isolation when they are not Ill or symptomatic 

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1 hour ago, immortalpuppet said:

Hearing the same thing over and over “not answering a number I don’t recognise, track and trace can’t get hold of me I don’t have to isolate”

I have seen some of the lengths they go through if it’s high risk but the point being if en mass the public are not willing to self isolate when they are not symptomatic, something has to be done to either relax or as above simplify the advice.

Mixed messages when the IOMG want to stay out of our lives and let us make the right decision but then put a couple of thousand people into self Isolation when they are not Ill or symptomatic 

Herein lies the problem. Throughout this pandemic there has been a lack of foresight. All the outbreaks have been caused by the Government failing to address known risks. This time they simply failed to ask: if we let covid back in who is at risk; and what will be the consequences of that age group needing to go into isolation through illness or contact tracing. It's lead to kids missing school and the hospitality sector slowly shutting down no doubts hotels will soon follow. All avoidable if they had just waited a few weeks till schools finish and all ages down to 18 are double jabbed. What was the rush? Who has their ear?

Eta: I'm also now hearing of cases from the Nunnery on Sunday.

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