Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

pauldj42

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I understand that if you have relatives or visitors drop in unexpectedly, the police have the power to come round and force them to go home.

Is there a website where you can register for this service, and is it free or do you have to pay?
Only a £10.00 surcharge if you want a Dog Unit as well.;)
 

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We’ll be going to my mum’s - she’s on her own and in our bubble. But that will be the only socialising we do.

My sister in law, on the other hand, is planning a big family get together. She wants to enjoy her Christmas after a tough year at work. As an NHS nurse. Some of it spent on a Covid ward.

When the great man upstairs dished out brains and common sense, my sister in law was clearly an oversight.

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In my opinion if ever there was an apt phrase its "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."
I have no doubt that someone (or more than one) will meet up over Xmas and pass on the virus to a high risk relative who will then die from the disease. And no doubt by the middle/end of January we will then have to suffer that person (or people) being given air time by the media while they blame the government/politicians in general for allowing it to happen.

I've already emailed my extended family and told them to count us out of any bubble arrangements for Xmas. We'll probably meet my parents for a walk on the beach somewhere either before or after Xmas Day but it will just be us and the kids indoors for that whole period.
 

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We’ll be going to my mum’s - she’s on her own and in our bubble. But that will be the only socialising we do.

My sister in law, on the other hand, is planning a big family get together. She wants to enjoy her Christmas after a tough year at work. As an NHS nurse. Some of it spent on a Covid ward.

When the great man upstairs dished out brains and common sense, my sister in law was clearly an oversight.

😳
We could be related by marriage... :unsure:
 

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Only a £10.00 surcharge if you want a Dog Unit as well.;)
Ouch! That takes a bite out of your wallet.

We had arranged for 9 people, inc ourselves, to have Christmas Day lunch together. Unfortunately the regs for here have just been published. Max of 6. As its an arranged gathering, possible €10,000 fine.
 

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Just been through this with the mother-in-law, initial diagnosis was breast Cancer back in 2003, went through a mastectomy and hormone treatment and got through the initial 5 years, sadly in 2017 it returned as metastatic breast cancer widespread in her bones and after discussion she said she wouldn’t have chemo, still we got a diagnosis of 3-5yrs.

Sadly she passed away on sunday just short of 4 years since it returned.

Extremely brave lady, but I must say the last 2 weeks were the worst, watching her, knowing she was dying just lying there slowly drifting away, it was beyond cruel! I find it a complete mind blow that we can put a cat or dog out of their misery, but a human we have to stand back and let time take it’s course.

Don’t get me wrong the staff in the Hospice were beyond reproach, but how they can go through that time and time again with patients and their familes tells me how special some of our NHS Staff are, and thank god we have them.
Sorry to hear that I remember the agony of my Dad's lung cancer.

My Daughter in law has just been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and some spread to the nymph lodes, she's only 43 so we are all hoping for the best outcome possible. What a year.
 

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Sorry to hear that I remember the agony of my Dad's lung cancer.

My Daughter in law has just been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and some spread to the nymph lodes, she's only 43 so we are all hoping for the best outcome possible. What a year.
So sorry to hear that, fingers crossed for your daughter in law and the best possible outcome as you say.
 
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Sorry to hear that I remember the agony of my Dad's lung cancer.

My Daughter in law has just been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and some spread to the nymph lodes, she's only 43 so we are all hoping for the best outcome possible. What a year.
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully her treatment will be a success and she'll come through this.
 

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We’ll be going to my mum’s - she’s on her own and in our bubble. But that will be the only socialising we do.

My sister in law, on the other hand, is planning a big family get together. She wants to enjoy her Christmas after a tough year at work. As an NHS nurse. Some of it spent on a Covid ward.

When the great man upstairs dished out brains and common sense, my sister in law was clearly an oversight.

😳
You've got to wonder why she's up for a big gathering even when she's worked on a Covid ward. Not against it myself but why would a NURSE be for it? And why is the North got the highest Covid. Why the hell isn't LOndon riddled with it? I don't believe any of the Gov stats. It's all lies. I've lived in High Wycombe, and a higher closely populated town you couldn't live in. Why is this place not RIGHT UP THERE???????? Lies !!!! And how are people catching it when we've all been told how to avoid it? Hands Face Space? Eh ? Simple init? The supermarket wher eI work is RAMMED Thursday, Friday, Saturday. I'm weaving in and out of tightly spaced isles full of COUPLES !!!!! AND FAMILIES !!!!! shopping together, IDIOTS!!!! and yet.....I've still not had it. Mask on, use sanitizer etc etc.
 

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Early stories suggest we are pretty much all heading for tiers 2 and 3 with some suggesting that nowhere will be tier 1 to start with. Guess we are pretty much still going to be in lockdown
 
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We have decided to bypass our normal Christmas day meal.
We have made far too many sacrifices to risk everything for a day/meal with my loved ones just a few weeks short of a vaccine being in place.
Couldn't agree more.

After all that has gone before it seems nothing short of ridiculous to, at this stage, increase risk of another spike at a time of the year when NHS resources are usually stretched.

Would love nothing more than to see and hug our 6 and 8 year old grandsons as well as our son and his wife but is it really worth the risk?

Our other son and his family lives in Qatar so that decision is made for us. They won't be coming back this Christmas as he cannot afford the time needed for quarantine when they ultimately return to Qatar.

Truly will be a quiet celebration.
 

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The announcement was welcomed by my wife who hasn't been work since march due to pregnancy and maternity

We have support bubble and childcare bubble anyways so going to stick to them .. that counts as 1 extra so as support is included . Spare if we decide one more

Way we see it is support and childcare are around the kids a lot anyways. But got to think safely
 
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