Not adhering to lock down

It is true. People are visiting others, going out in groups, going to work (small businesses), not using one way systems in supermarkets, supermarket staff talking and laughing next to each other, and hairdressers, who have very close contact, still working. If they had all adhered to the rules we might have had a bigger reduction in infection rates and deaths.

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There might have been less infections and deaths.

by jenny333 on May 05, 2020 at 03:09PM

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  • Posted by onyerbike May 05, 2020 at 15:25

    I agree wholeheartedly. In addition, a few people are driving to beauty spots rather than exercising locally like most of the population
  • Posted by fisher May 05, 2020 at 15:27

    Horrified to see the queue for drive through coffee- how easy would it be for car drivers or employees to spread infection. Why were these outlets not immediately shut down? There is also a significant increase in traffic. Should the police not be stopping motorists to check if their journey is essential.? If we have 3 more weeks of lockdown and it is already beginning to fray then we still won't be able to move on at the end of May because the infection rate will still be too high.
  • Posted by ryantravers May 05, 2020 at 15:40

    Comments referring to "driving to beauty spots" seem to be ignorant of the fact that someone driving in their own car to a beauty spot is much less likely to spread the virus than for many other activities. It is quite sanctimonious and does not take into account the fact that quality of life is also important.
  • Posted by blairvilla May 05, 2020 at 15:41

    Do not understand why so many people need to drive to a coffee shop for a coffee they can make at home. Ridiculous under these dangerous times. I had to go to A n E the other night and have been worried ever since about catching the virus so do not know how these people can be so relaxed about things. Beggars belief!!
  • Posted by ScottMillar May 05, 2020 at 15:43

    This is more of an opinion than an idea?
  • Posted by Catriona24 May 05, 2020 at 15:56

    I agree, neighbours in our estate have consistently had family & friends visiting throughout this lockdown which is angering for those of us who have not seen family members for seven weeks now. How many more are flouting & causing harm with this attitude?
  • Posted by Pamelac May 05, 2020 at 16:04

    There needs to be more clarity over this issue, we are still in lockdown but yet many see the opening of certain shops as a green light. There needs to be more discussion around what is and what isn’t considered a ‘ESSENTIAL’ item.
  • Posted by PB0307 May 05, 2020 at 19:20

    I wholeheartedly agree with this. To the poster who mentioned driving to a beauty spot is not putting anyone at risk. Most of these people are then parking up in a rural area and then going for a walk or run, potentially spreading the virus to others they pass. Not to mention visiting a beauty spot isn't essential exercise. The problem is that we have a nation of people who think they can do exactly what they want, when they want. And it's this entitled mentality that is now making us fare badly during lockdown. During a recent supermarket trip staff were not supervising at tills, customers piling up and standing almost shoulder to shoulder, somebody behind me coughing and sneezing on me. More than once I had to ask them to wait to put their items on the conveyor until I had paid. Not my job - so why aren't staff doing theirs? No queueing outside, shops packed, people ignoring one way signs and markers at checkouts showing distance for queueing. Perhaps if people did as they were told our death rate might drop. And if there were clear rules in place for supermarket staff to supervise and ensure customers were following rules (our local Morrisons in Berwick upon Tweed are doing a great job of this!) then that would be helpful.
  • Posted by AnnaKucharska May 06, 2020 at 10:28

    We should be prepared to speak to people when they get too close in supermarkets, I’m now driving a short distance to a farm shop which feels much safer than the supermarkets within a ten minute walk.
  • Posted by jenny333 May 06, 2020 at 13:13

    But ScottMillar, it is true. This is an opinion, not an idea. Ideas are very difficult, but I am posting a thread with some, waiting approval.
  • Posted by marylouise83 May 07, 2020 at 13:58

    Yes, it is an observation made probably everywhere by people who are concerned. I find the conduct in Supermarkets , so far in Sainsburies & Lidl worrying : staff not wearing any PPE, not instructing costumers to keep distance or changing their measures from day to day. One day one has to wait outside for controlled entrance, the next day this measure is lifted. In Lidl sanitisers were provided to clean trolleys , now it's gone . The number of people wearing any protection ( masks & gloves) in these situations- public transport & supermarkets has dropped significantly. Royal mail services hand over mail unprotected. Everyone who has done a little research knows that this virus is airborne & will survive on surfaces for a good lenght of time . It looks like an individual easying of the lockdown is happening all around which will give the impression to unconcerned people that the virus is gone . I think an easying to visit great places outdoors adhering to the rules would be benficial though.
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