Comments: Spreading the virus

Whatever 'hands/face/space' actually means.

There's a world of difference between knowing a catchphrase and understanding it...

...and, yes, between understanding it and acting on it.

Posted by diamond geezer on 3 November, 2020 at 3:37 PM

I'm absolutely sure that I don't understand the rules. I have heard about hands/face/space. But that doesn't cover the minutiae of regulations which appear and disappear on an alarmingly regular basis. Even the government's ministers get it wrong. This morning, we'll be able to play tennis. (I can't think of anything I'd rather not do.) This afternoon, sorry - no tennis. Apparently in the new world on Thursday I'll be able to go for a walk with a friend, carrying some golf clubs, but will not be able to play golf. What are "essentials" for which we'll be able to go shopping next week? I'm afraid that I think the government has made a complete **** of the situation in England.
I certainly agree with you about Scotland.
Another positive about Covid-19: it has given us the wonderful new word "covidiot" :)

Posted by Tim W on 3 November, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Who cares what the rules say? I simply do not understand why people do not understand how to keep themselves safe.

It's your health, it's in your hands.

Perhaps more 'shock horror' public education films abot how viruses work might do the trick?

A few weeks back, when we last saw the Good Friends BW, Mrs GFBW and I reminisced about when we both did a Food Hygiene in Catering Certificate (about 20 years ago now) - and were shown a shockingly memorable short film about how bacteria spread and multiply on cloths, surfaces, and hands.

Maybe that gave us an advantage others don't have - but, in that case, show that sort of film wall-to-wall on TV and social media until people 'get it'.

Posted by Blue Witch on 3 November, 2020 at 7:20 PM

I do have a recurring discussion with my mum. It goes along the lines of 'am I allowed to....'

My answer is always: there are rules, but the reality is that you are unlikely to be locked up for breaking them. The real question is therefore 'is it sensible to .....'.

Just ask yourself, is it sensible to 'beat the Thursday deadline' by getting out on Wednesday and doing something you know is a high risk?

The answer is as simple as the question.

Boris is an idiot, that I agree with, and his communication skills are rubbish, but that is no reason for people to ignore what they know is a risky activity.

Posted by mr BW on 3 November, 2020 at 8:09 PM