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    The only people in the busy garden centre cafe seemed to be in the at risk category. Looks like they're up for normality!

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      I walked passed a cafe en-route to work yesterday (I am WfH now but had to go in to pick some vital bits up). The cafe was full of people

      Now I am WfH I expect my only contact with others (other than my partner) will be when we do a food shop, if there is any food to buy.
      Supermarkets are at long bloody last lmiting items per customer as oppose to the last week where they have stood by as people have stripped the shelves.
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      My wife is a secondary school teacher and i have 3 kids at differing schools, meaning that they are in the presence of hundreds, if not 1000's, of kids every day. I have no doubt that we will get it, and that we will then get over it. How can they 'social distance' given this?
      That's pretty much us - Mrs B works in a school and my son is in school. We can't influence those things.

      What we can influence is our own behaviour and largely keeping away from others. Should we get it,. we want to be the end of that particular chain of transmission and not pass it on to others.
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      That's pretty much us - Mrs B works in a school and my son is in school. We can't influence those things.

      What we can influence is our own behaviour and largely keeping away from others. Should we get it,. we want to be the end of that particular chain of transmission and not pass it on to others.
      Agreed. When we get it, we will all sit tight in our house until it passes. Our neighbours (and great friends) will pick up supplies for us and pass them over the back fence if required, and we'll do the same for them if required. this is far from being an insurmountable problem. It might just get a little boring at times.
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      I have the joy of next week off, having intended on going on a last minute ski trip (1st world problems these days I accept). The Mrs has to 'use it or lose it' by end of her holiday year in March so is taking the week. I was minded to cancel as nothing to do and nowehere to go, but she'll e at home disturbing me if I choose to work instead - WFH compulsory at present.

      Anyone have any inspirational ideas of socially responsible stuff we could do? The thought of sitting in my lounge 24/7 and using up leave seems utterly pointless.
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      Are you taking it seriously?

      Please don't turn this into a "they should shut the pubs if they don't want us to use them" or "they should shut the schools then" thread. This is about YOUR behaviour with regard to social distancing.
      To be fair, the fact that you do not want people to put forward opinions that you do not want to hear (pubs, schools etc), and your tag about it being YOUR behaviour shows this thread up for being a judgement fest before it even started. You were not looking for the opinion of others, just others to back you up.

      As it is, I am doing what I consider to be following reasonable requests to distance myself from others. I keep myself a respectable distance from others, I will happily join in conversation but do not handshake. In the near to medium term I will not be going to bars, restaurants etc as it is just common sense not to. But the amount of boxxocks doing the rounds is shocking. At work I cannot speak face to face with some of my colleagues about work related matters, but I can freely sit and eat with them at lunchtime, and share toilet facilities with them! Rules put in place by those who want to be SEEN to be proactive, rather than actually making a sensible contribution.

      There are going to be casualties from this virus, the economy (otherwise known as the standard of living meter) is going to take a big hit. The difficult job is to find the right balance between the two, it might be said that the more one is protected the more the other suffers. Anyway, it will have panned itself out in some way in 12 - 18 months time.
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      The vast majority of the people I’ve seen out over the last few days have been old people. Stopping to chat on the pavement, gathering in the old tea shop and the cafe.
      Idiots. Isolation for over 70’s should be compulsory.
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      The over 70s (9 in total) I’ve spoken to unanimously say they’ve no intention of staying indoors and it will be largely ‘business as usual.’
      My Dad is 82 with a serious underlying health condition, I am struggling to stop him doing his weekly shop in Asda this Saturday Morning.

      My Mother in law is 82 with serious underlying health conditions and seemed most upset my sister in law (who commutes every day on the tube) will not drive down to Shoreham and see her this Saturday.

      My Mum and Dad both dance every-week with 50 other over 70's all of whom wanted to carry on, but thankfully the organisers have cancelled it.

      One of my Mums mantras is very much when its your time its your time, I now find myself saying yes Mum but you really don't want to take 10 other people with you.

      So in answer to the question I am taking it seriously but not sure all the old people in my family are (yet).
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      Very. Can WFH so doing everything we can to minimise any physical interactions with others outside the family. Work (small business) all taking it completely seriously. Doing what we can to get wider family to take it seriously.
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      I had to go into Brighton to buy something yesterday for the funeral on Friday. The bus only had 5 or 6 people on it at any one time, Western Road was very quiet, and the return bus an hour later was even more sparsely populated with 4 of us, all sitting well apart.

      I did also call into the local chemist to pick up my prescription, and washed my hands immediately I got in, despite having worn gloves for the majority of the time. The gloves are now in the wash.

      My mother's care home is on lock down, but we had already ordered a bouquet via the internet, and she doesn't know me from Adam (Eve) now.

      My husband is working from home as is the majority of his firm.
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