Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

larmen

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Not sure if this has been mentioned but it seems to me that booking systems aren't talking to each other..
When I booked my 1st jab back in March I was able to book the 2nd jab too..booked it for 28th May.
Got a text from the GP this morning inviting me to book my 2nd jab....
Went through the process and got a date next Saturday, nearly 2 weeks earlier....
The 2 systems don't seem to sync as I then cancelled the jab on the 28th...
Still, a week tomorrow and I will be immortal and may start fancying Bill Gates:oops:(y):cool:
I got an invite for my 1st from my hospital about a month after I got Pfizered via my GP. Told them no thanks, already in the queue elsewhere, pass it on.

They are really just making sure no one is falling through the gaps. No harm in inviting and cancelling invites.
 

GG26

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Apparently Chelsea & Leicester will be given 6,250 tickets each. If you want one you need to submit an ERP (Events Research Programme) consent form by May 10th and have a negative lateral flow test taken after 2.15pm on the 13th of May. You are also requested to take two PCR tests & mail them in. You will need to produce a ticket and a negative lateral flow test result at the gate to gain admission.

Presumably if you pay for a ticket & get a positive lateral flow test it comes under the heading tough :poop:...

What to do... :unsure:
…and if you are a Leicester fan in a LE postcode you are only permitted to attend if you take a designated coach at a cost of £45. So you have to sit with 50 other people in a confined space for several hours, rather than permitted to take a car!

Under 16s are also not permitted to attend, so I couldn’t go with my son and therefore haven’t applied for tickets.
 

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…and if you are a Leicester fan in a LE postcode you are only permitted to attend if you take a designated coach at a cost of £45. So you have to sit with 50 other people in a confined space for several hours, rather than permitted to take a car!

Under 16s are also not permitted to attend, so I couldn’t go with my son and therefore haven’t applied for tickets.
I was in the third tier of about 8 who could apply. Spoke with my best man who sits with us, we decided to give it a miss. It won't be anything like a normal cup final atmosphere before, during or after, Mrs BiM can't go because of her arm, so we didn't bother. Looks like we weren't alone judging by the comments on the chat room about who had got tickets.
 

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He is rather optimistic. He is also not an epidemiologist. CV may be largely under control by late summer, but there will still be a significant number of unvaccinated and therefore potential cases around, including children. If any new variants emerge that are more resistant to vaccination, then we take a step or two back. The Govt has spoken of a third wave in the autumn and the need for vigilance for some time yet.
 
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The wonderful Daily Fascist, sorry Mail on line.

Lead story screaming at the Government to ease all restrictions immediately.
Very next story - about Indian variant of covid growing very quickly and a real concern meaning restraint should be applied.

So no mixed messages there at all then.
 

D-S

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Firstly good to see that this thread has gone way down the active threads list - maybe COVID isn’t dominating our lives as much?
Just a point re holidays to green list places. If you or a member of your family tests positive on the test that you are obliged to take prior to your return flight, I assume you cannot board your flight back to the UK. Is there any obligation on the hotel, tour operator to house you at your resort/hotel/villa until you are able to produce a negative test, presumably up to 10 days?
If not, that adds a lot more possible hassle/risk to your holiday even if you have been double jabbed - I ask the question as I haven’t heard anything about this in the media just about the cost of tests.
 

BiMGuy

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Is there any obligation on the hotel, tour operator to house you at your resort/hotel/villa until you are able to produce a negative test, presumably up to 10 days?
Personally responsible. You go on holiday knowing the risk. It should be your responsibility to mitigate against it.

I'm sure this very point will lead to some pictures of a very sad looking family in the Daily Mail, who's once in a lifetime dream holiday to Benidorm was ruined by Covid. And them demanding compensashun from Jet2 for not providing them complimentary 5* accommodation while they isolated.
 

jim8flog

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Apparently Chelsea & Leicester will be given 6,250 tickets each. If you want one you need to submit an ERP (Events Research Programme) consent form by May 10th and have a negative lateral flow test taken after 2.15pm on the 13th of May. You are also requested to take two PCR tests & mail them in. You will need to produce a ticket and a negative lateral flow test result at the gate to gain admission.

Presumably if you pay for a ticket & get a positive lateral flow test it comes under the heading tough :poop:...

What to do... :unsure:
…and if you are a Leicester fan in a LE postcode you are only permitted to attend if you take a designated coach at a cost of £45. So you have to sit with 50 other people in a confined space for several hours, rather than permitted to take a car!

Under 16s are also not permitted to attend, so I couldn’t go with my son and therefore haven’t applied for tickets.
Interesting news from Portugal today. They are gong to place severe restrictions on how you are allowed to travel to Portugal and how long you can stay for the final.
 

SocketRocket

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Personally responsible. You go on holiday knowing the risk. It should be your responsibility to mitigate against it.

I'm sure this very point will lead to some pictures of a very sad looking family in the Daily Mail, who's once in a lifetime dream holiday to Benidorm was ruined by Covid. And them demanding compensashun from Jet2 for not providing them complimentary 5* accommodation while they isolated.
More like The Guardian.
 
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