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What are your plans after lockdown is lifted

lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 21 in Coffee lounge
If its possible to travel  to see relatives that is my first plan  my second plan would be to go off in my camper van by the sea in a quite location and chill out 
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  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    I'd really like to go visit my son down in the Midlands but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it at the moment because of health.

    He has his own problems so it's difficult for him to get to me too :disappointed:
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    66mustang hope uou get to go to Scotland and as you know I love driving 🚗 😉 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @BrettW I have family in the Midlands  ah gosh well I hope your health will allow you to get there at some point 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    I have family in South West London that we haven't seen since last August, so it'll be nice to see them, OK I'm mad at my Brother at the moment because he's too busy to help me with PC problems, but I'd like to see my nephew and niece.

    Also, I have Comic Cons and a wrestling event to attend between March and mid June.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976 that's wonderful  I am sure you won't stay mad at your brother for long I hope you get to do all the things you want to do especially the comic cans snd wrestling 😀 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't plan to do anything...  I can't have the vaccine and we all know it'll continue to spread through vaccinated people, who will be more lax with the rules after having the vaccine.

    I used to avoid places every winter due to the risk of flu/colds/noro...now it looks like I'll be avoiding places all summer as well.  Don't see an end to it myself.  Sorry, I know that's pretty bleak lol.
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    I don't plan to do anything...  I can't have the vaccine and we all know it'll continue to spread through vaccinated people, who will be more lax with the rules after having the vaccine.

    I used to avoid places every winter due to the risk of flu/colds/noro...now it looks like I'll be avoiding places all summer as well.  Don't see an end to it myself.  Sorry, I know that's pretty bleak lol.
    Sadly I agree with you. Whilst it will be more under control we will never be totally free of it. It comes from the same family as the common cold and it has never been possible to eradicate that either.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    BrettW said:
    I don't plan to do anything...  I can't have the vaccine and we all know it'll continue to spread through vaccinated people, who will be more lax with the rules after having the vaccine.

    I used to avoid places every winter due to the risk of flu/colds/noro...now it looks like I'll be avoiding places all summer as well.  Don't see an end to it myself.  Sorry, I know that's pretty bleak lol.
    Sadly I agree with you. Whilst it will be more under control we will never be totally free of it. It comes from the same family as the common cold and it has never been possible to eradicate that either.
    Actually, if you believe sci fi, in 40 years when Star Trek level medical technology is invented, the common cold will be a thing of the past, trouble is most of us will be dead by then.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious I cant have the vscine either or the flu jab and when I was younger I couldnt have the child hood vacines 

    You can go out safely by not going by people when your out if I temper rightly  correct me if I am wrong you csnt wear a mask ?  As @BrettW says its going to round for a whilst 

    I do hope that you  can find a safe way to go out and try and have some normal life  thats why I am glad I can drive only me in my car and I know lots of places in my camper van that font have many prople and still keep my self reasonably safe 

    I fully understand how you feel and I empathise  with you 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious thats suposed to say rememberd rightly sorry my phone is playing up
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious I cant have the vscine either or the flu jab and when I was younger I couldnt have the child hood vacines 

    You can go out safely by not going by people when your out if I temper rightly  correct me if I am wrong you csnt wear a mask ?  As @BrettW says its going to round for a whilst 

    I do hope that you  can find a safe way to go out and try and have some normal life  thats why I am glad I can drive only me in my car and I know lots of places in my camper van that font have many prople and still keep my self reasonably safe 

    I fully understand how you feel and I empathise  with you 
    Yes, that's true, I can still drive locally and walk around parks etc on my own.  I do tend to keep myself to myself anyway (never been a fan of people lol!) but I did like going to car shows and music events outdoors in the summer.  I'd only been able to start going to them in 2015, so it's those that I'll still be missing, even when they are allowed to open again.

    Camper van has been suggested to me a few times over the years...it's definitely something I'm not ruling out yet!  But currently can only do a few miles in the car so would obviously need to manage a bit more distance to make one worthwhile.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious my camper van has been my savior once I went five miles from where I lived on a campsite  lol its some where different I fo thst quiet slot I live in Wales so there a few campsites 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,366 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious a friend of mine converted an old Luton van and drove around Scotland etc, he loved it. He even had a generator with him. He really enjoyed being self sufficient. 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,651 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious sorry to hear that :( I didn’t know people could still carry the virus and pass it on to others after they’d had the vaccine!

    Just wondering if you’ve made any progress with the fluoxetine yet?

    A campervan may be a great idea as it’s your own space that you can keep clean, like a movable hotel room.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,651 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m not holding my breath but to be honest I do hope that many of the habits people have adopted in the last year stick well after the vaccine has been administered to most of the population. Especially cleaning hands and surfaces. It was only this year I learnt that Tesco trolley handles are blue and not grey - they are all so clean now! Obviously I want the virus to go away but the hygiene habits are welcome to stay by me!

    If people kept these basic hygiene practices it would reduce unnecessary deaths from flu and other illnesses as well as obviously Covid, and help out the NHS.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,749 Disability Gamechanger
    Senior management is 60 in the summer and we have been married for 40 years in the autumn, we had to cancel our holiday to a 4* hotel in the south of Tenerife so we will be going there probably in september when it will still be 27c.
    Other than that we need to see our grandkids and daughter and the mother in law.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine that's awesome  I hope you get to do all those things 40yesrs marriage  thats amazing  most people are missing seeing their familys  I know I am 
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    woodbine said:
    Senior management is 60 in the summer and we have been married for 40 years in the autumn, we had to cancel our holiday to a 4* hotel in the south of Tenerife so we will be going there probably in september when it will still be 27c.
    Other than that we need to see our grandkids and daughter and the mother in law.
    Lol do your call your wife that to her face or is it just a cheeky reference you use behind her back haha?
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 779 Pioneering
    A holiday in the Shetland Islands was on the cards this year so I hopefully that will happen in 2022.
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 357 Pioneering
        I just want to hug my grandchildren  :)
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    66Mustang said:
    @OverlyAnxious sorry to hear that :( I didn’t know people could still carry the virus and pass it on to others after they’d had the vaccine!

    Just wondering if you’ve made any progress with the fluoxetine yet?

    A campervan may be a great idea as it’s your own space that you can keep clean, like a movable hotel room.
    I didn't know until recently either.  I thought that the anti-bodies you created would kill off the virus before it had the chance to multiply to large enough numbers to spread to others.  But I've now seen several reports suggesting that isn't the case and that basically you still do get the virus and can spread it around, you just won't get such bad symptoms, if any at all.

    Yeah, a campervan is a good idea in theory, it's just the physical issues I get from driving that have stopped it so far, mainly nausea/motion sickness.  I don't know if there will ever be a solution to it but if there is, a campervan would probably be the best thing to start working on my longer distance agoraphobia with.  

    As for the fluoxetine...I think you can guess the answer to that one.  :#   I've been having such a physically rough few weeks that I really can't risk that on top at the moment.  It's about picking battles as I mentioned on another thread recently.  I really need to be settled in more suitable accommodation before I can risk anything like that.  I have found a private dietician that is willing to try and adjust my diet (within my restrictions and without face to face or telephones) so hopefully that makes life a bit easier.  It's just so frustrating that I still haven't been able to find somewhere to move to as that's the thing that would make the biggest impact to me currently.
  • BrettWBrettW Member Posts: 607 Pioneering
    edited January 22
    You are correct @OverlyAnxious. This is how the virus spread so quickly in the first place - via superspreaders. These people carry the virus with little to no symptoms whilst all the time shedding the virus for others to pick up.

    The vaccine just builds up your immunity to Covid meaning you fight it off quicker rather than killing it outright the second you get it. Because Covid has an incubation period you body will still be shedding it whilst in the process of killing it off
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,651 Disability Gamechanger
    @OverlyAnxious I know what you mean about picking the battles you can win. That is good news about the dietician, I hope they are able to help you out a bit. 

    It’s annoying that Covid is happening just when you get put on a decent rate for benefits so can’t fully make the most of it. The same happened to me albeit to a lesser degree, with my higher rate PIP and Motability car, as I’m paying for it but not getting the full use of it going for drives and to far away appointments and other stuff that could help me.
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    I had the best hour of face timing my 15 month granddaughter on new years day. Just watching her run round and squealing in delight...so like every other grandparent I'd give anything to be able to hug her!

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress there will be slot if grandparents hopeing for a cuddle off their grandchildren   its lovely you got to face time
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cressida I so hope you get to do that and it sounds amazing 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,161

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    Go to a bunch of concerts and meet some people I've missed hanging out with all year - that's my plan when it's all over
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    Go to a bunch of concerts and meet some people I've missed hanging out with all year - that's my plan when it's all over
    I actually booked 2 concerts at the City Hall for this year last night, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show on the 7th of July, and Fisherman's Friends (the real ones, not the cast of the film) on September 12th.


  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    Its fab reading everyone's comments  hope everyone gets to do everything they have planned
  • m_burrell82m_burrell82 Member Posts: 102 Pioneering
    I will see if my carer will get me to Nigeria, which she has said she would and if it happens I will be excited about it.

    These people's plans give a lot of hope: https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Article/248146-Free-Comic-Book-Day-2021-Slated-for-an-August-14-Celebration#:~:text=Free Comic Book Day (FCBD,Saturday, August 14, 2021.   Postponed from the first Saturday in May when it usually is (although last year it was totally different as Free Comic Book Summer).  Whoever has queued up for Comic Books on that day, will sure know that they are hoping things will be back to normal by then.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,980 Disability Gamechanger
    Personal view but lockdowns will not end until both elements of test and trace are fully functioning. We are nowhere near that. The first lockdown was meant in part to put functioning test and trace in place and yet here we are nearly a year later and it’s a shambles.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    Totally agree i think its going to be a long lock down this time 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,161

    Scope community team

    Go to a bunch of concerts and meet some people I've missed hanging out with all year - that's my plan when it's all over
    I actually booked 2 concerts at the City Hall for this year last night, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Live Show on the 7th of July, and Fisherman's Friends (the real ones, not the cast of the film) on September 12th.


    They sound like they'll be good fun :) 

    Personal view but lockdowns will not end until both elements of test and trace are fully functioning. We are nowhere near that. The first lockdown was meant in part to put functioning test and trace in place and yet here we are nearly a year later and it’s a shambles.

    At this rate I'm not sure if it'll ever be fully functional , the attention seems to have drifted from test and trace to vaccinations  
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope hopefuly the government will get it right at some point from yesterday's news wales looks like we will be extended again 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,980 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope I agree the attention has slipped to vaccines but we’re already learning that the efficacy of both main ones is far less out in the field than the 90% predicted and the new variants will further undermine that for at least this year. Add in that both vaccine manufacturers are under investigation for fraud and the idea that a vaccine will end lock downs begins to look optimistic at best. Every country which has C19 under control (comparatively) has fully functioning test and trace. 

    There’s a great book called The Rules Of Contagion by Adam Kurcharski which explains exactly how pandemics end and I think we can be 100% confident our government has got literally none of it right so far. 

    In a few years time they’ll want to make cuts to mental health services because they’re too expensive but it’s an issue of their own making. Locked down too late for too short a period and didn’t use the time to get test and trace working.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,843 Disability Gamechanger
    @MrAllen1976 I havent been to s concert  gor a whilst 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,749 Disability Gamechanger
    i have a new plan : spending a lot less time on this forum 
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 874 Pioneering
    @woodbine no wood bine don’t say that I don’t want any more friends leaving the Forum . 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,749 Disability Gamechanger
    @cupcake88 I just think atm that i'm spending too much time on here going through the same old unnecessary arguments with the same person, my life really is too short for that so as soon as lockdown ends my time wasted on here will become shorter.
    Sorry but thats just the way I feel. x
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
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