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Lockdown Extention

deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
I live in Wales and yesterday it was announced that they were extending the isolation in Wales even though it had not been decided what was going to happen in England! This lovely weather seems to be getting the whole of the town where I lived out and about. Yesterday I took my dog for a long walk and I have never seen so many people out and about before. Trying to keep to social distancing when so many people are about and you are walking down the riverbank is a nightmare! I have got a funny feeling that this lockdown is going to be extended for another couple of months yet. (complete nightmare).

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the update @deb74, I have a feeling England will find out very soon what is going to happen.
    Scope

  • kazzy1kazzy1 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    Hi Deb, I live in Wales too! I'm sure that England will have their lockdown extended by a fair time.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    I think you are right @kazzy1. I think they are talking about extending it till the end of May.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,443 Disability Gamechanger
    A decision will be made in England at the end of next week, which might see a continuation of the lockdown or give dates when it will be eased slowly, until then no one knows what will happen and when it will happen. I suppose it might also depend on how we "behave" over the long bank holiday.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Abdi_ScopeAbdi_Scope Scope Posts: 234 Pioneering

    It’s and ever changing game and it seems we need to take a day at a time.

    Take care and keep safe

  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Lets hope people do behave responsibly this weekend! The police have now been given the powers to arrest people who don't stick to the rules, so hopefully that will be enough of a deterrent !
  • VictorVictor Member Posts: 158 Courageous
    Fingers crossed.
  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    A friend thinks that this lock down is last forever, but that can't be true can it.  It maybe that we will mean that we will have to wear protective clothing or the population will need to keep testing themselves to ensure that they haven't got it but surely we can't sustain ourselves without food production, rubbish taken away instead of  leaving to tempt rats.  Surely, even if it lasts forever we will have to adept our lives around it and not let it control us?    
  • Bridget14Bridget14 Member Posts: 58 Courageous
    Denise11 Do not worry the lockdown will not last forever. Many people as seen in the news the last few days especially are sadly losing their lives. The idea of the lockdown is to try to curb the spread which is working. Allowing the NHS to cope with those people unfortunate to have caught this horrible disease.
    Once new admissions and reported cases start to stabilise then the lockdown will be looked at and hopefully by the end of April - Mid May we should hopefully see some restrictions start to be lifted. People acting selfishly by not adhering to the restrictions in the first place and subsequently have not helped. 
    Food production is still carrying on, rubbish is still being collected (maybe not every week), as these are classed as key workers. 
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @Denise11. Your friend is completely overreacting. Even in China where it all started has only been in lockdown for 6 weeks. The lockdown will probably only last until the end of May. We are still allowed to go shopping and exercise. 
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @Bridget14. I don't know where you live but where I live having your bins emptied every week would be a miracle! I live in Wales and our bins only get emptied every 3 weeks.
  • Bridget14Bridget14 Member Posts: 58 Courageous
    Morning deb74
    I live in West Midlands. 
    The council gave stopped all garden waste collections until further notice. 
    The recycling and Black bins collected fortnightly. 
    One recycling was missed out therefore collected once a month. So far black bins still being collected fortnightly.. Collections depend on staff able to work and conditions in which the workers travel whilst collecting. 
    Hope you keeping safe 
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @Bridget14. I live in Wales and they changed our black bin collection to every 3 weeks 5 yrs ago. They are still collecting our recycling weekly at the moment but we don't have recycle bins just stack a boxes and small buckets for our food waste. They have never collected garden waste where I live. 
    Look after yourself.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    the longer people ignore the advice of social distancing/staying home...the more the virus will spread and that equals....LOCKDOWN
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    I have just taken my dog for a walk in town and there are police walking around talking to people. Lets hope these idiots listen to the to what they are being told. there isn't much more that can be done to make them listen. Adverts on the tv and radio every 15 minutes. A letter from the prime minister police being given authority to arrest people. The stupidity of these people is beyond belief!!! 
  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Thanks Deb74
    I think after listening to Ian "It's forever" for weeks I just needed to hear some reassurance and you  did the trick.  Thank you.  Take care.   Denise11  
  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Thanks Deb74 and Bridget too
    I think after listening to Ian "It's forever" for weeks I just needed to hear some reassurance and you  did the trick.  Thank you.  Take care.   Denise11  

  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    Hi @Denise11. I am glad you aren't panicking about things anymore!
  • davenichdavenich Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi i know these are scary times for a worrerlike me but i do belive we can get though it if we pull togather

  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Exactly davenich.  We are going to stamp this out
  • davenichdavenich Member Posts: 7 Listener
    i really do believe we will Denise11

  • Bridget14Bridget14 Member Posts: 58 Courageous
    Together we can pull together and come through. Thank goodness for this site.
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    People, for goodness sake, quit panicking. Social distancing will only slow down the infection rate and once the lock-down is over those of us who haven't had it will likely get it because some carriers do not get ill and some who suffer and recover become carriers as well. Unless you are prepared to spend the rest of your life in isolation then expect to get the virus and take your chances like everyone else. Some people are susceptible to it and may become very ill but most will just get a milder reaction and get through fine, it all comes to to your genetic structure. It's all about Darwinism and survival of the fittest. It's what brought the human race to where it is now and it's only this daft idea of spending so much time, effort and money keeping people alive who would not have done so otherwise that has led to the weaknesses in the race now. We can look forward to more and more such things going wrong so long as we continue this policy of "life at any price".

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,435 Disability Gamechanger
    Topkitten said:
    Unless you are prepared to spend the rest of your life in isolation then expect to get the virus and take your chances like everyone else. 
    It's not the rest of your life...just long enough to get a vaccine sorted.  Probably 6 months or so.  

    Although as I'm terrified of needles I'll just wait for the rest of you to get vaccinated and herd immunity to kick in! :D
  • WelliWelli Member Posts: 5 Listener
    They think a vaccine is more like 12 months away :).  Sorry to disappoint or worry folk but we have to be realistic here, we are dealing with a situation that has never been seen before at this magnitude and whilst it would be great to think we can discover a vaccine quickly, it is always best to do the job properly, rather than rush it.

    I completely empathize with you with regards to needles :).  I can't even look at one in a book or TV!!!!! and I don't think herd immunity will work with me with my asthma condition :).  So perhaps, I say this extremely lightly, perhaps self isolation is probably going to be a long drawn out situation :)

    Stay well, stay safe.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 765 Pioneering
    They are experimenting with plasma from people who have had the virus and implanting it into people with the virus also they are testing drugs that are already used to treat other things and developing new drugs as well. We know we are in lockdown for at least 3 weeks yet so things will have to be taken 1 step at a time until it is all over. Which hopefully will be in the near future!
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Does anyone else here understand that ALL vaccines now give people a milder version of the virus (like flu jabs) in order to build up internal immunities and fighting systems to resist any given virus. It's the main reason why HIV has never been stopped in the years of research done on it. Some viruses simply do not have milder versions. Apart from antibiotics (all 6 were discovered over 50 years ago) there are no quick fix vaccines. After all they cannot even find cures for many ongoing problems that have been around for decades (MS is a good example).

    There is no point expecting a magical cure when no real way forward is available.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    it`s not forever...unless it gets you!
    Pollsx
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