Street parties

More of a comment really. I've just been watching the VE day celebration street parties on the news . This is great but why is that acceptable when very close family are not able to see eachother when this is effecting mental health

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Mental health

by Cummic on May 08, 2020 at 06:18PM

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  • Posted by MAnderson May 08, 2020 at 19:35

    Sorry but I cannot see what there is to celebrate when over 30,000 people have lost their lives and we can expect more deaths to come.
  • Posted by RucksRus51 May 08, 2020 at 20:14

    I agree that these street parties and many things being reported on the BBC (clapping for our key workers etc) seem to be a good thing but then you pay extra attention only to discover that Social distancing is not actually being followed.

    From my understanding, the purpose of the social distancing is to stop the transmission of water droplets from one person to another because the droplets are too heavy to travel that distance horizontally. Yet I have seen BBC reporters interviewing people on the 2nd storey of a building through an open window using an extendable microphone but standing just 2 or 3 feet from the wall directly below the window. Surely that is not social distancing? Yes, the droplets can only head in one direction (down in this case) but the potential for spreading the virus is definitely there.

    Our public bodies and press have to be better than this, I can't be the only one who has noticed this, please bring them into line.
  • Posted by AngelaLP May 09, 2020 at 01:04

    I agree some street events have done well to keep moral and community spirit going, and some have been organised well. However I came home today to a VE day street party to find 5 complete strangers having taken over my garden for a party. There was no social distancing at all and after asking who they were I found out they were from 3 different households, 2 who worked as carers. I find this behaviour irresponsible as those 2 carers are either going into vulnerable people's homes or care homes. There should be a code of conduct with regards to how key workers behave that they should sign. The majority are so careful and considerate and it takes one to pass the virus and other infections to others.
  • Posted by Feeonah May 09, 2020 at 15:20

    Organisers should have to apply for a license to local authority.

    In the case, in AngelaLP case, organisers should be held liable for breaches of social distancing as well as those breaking lockdown rules.

    Local authorities really shouldn't agree to such parties. In 10-14 days times, the stats will speak for themselves when another spike in covid positive cases will be evident.

    Social distancing needs policed effectively whether that is council office workers getting out on the streets to assist the police in doing this.
  • Posted by healthytrees May 10, 2020 at 17:44

    It seems that on 8th March, garden/street parties were held across the UK.
    It was said to me, that a particular party had been "cleared" with the local police.
    I think that's one of the biggest "mixed messages" so far!
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