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Greenmachine

Bounce Radge
Been in a couple of shops today...hardly anyone wearing face coverings.

I can never see the point in introducing a law which can't be enforced.

It's like the one about letting your dog shite outside without picking it up and disposing of it.
 

Rocky

Bounce Radge
Been in a couple of shops today...hardly anyone wearing face coverings.

I can never see the point in introducing a law which can't be enforced.

It's like the one about letting your dog shite outside without picking it up and disposing of it.
I've only been to Aldi today but every single customer was wearing a mask. I reckon there were half a dozen at most this time last week
 

Greenmachine

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I've only been to Aldi today but every single customer was wearing a mask. I reckon there were half a dozen at most this time last week
I think most people will comply in stores and supermarkets..in fact i'm fairly sure there will be security folk reminding everybody what the new law now is. It's the small shops I am meaning. Folk were still coming in and out today without any face covering. No way is some shop worker going to risk potential bother by confronting folk who have came in without a face covering.
 

Rocky

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I think most people will comply in stores and supermarkets..in fact i'm fairly sure there will be security folk reminding everybody what the new law now is. It's the small shops I am meaning. Folk were still coming in and out today without any face covering. No way is some shop worker going to risk potential bother by confronting folk who have came in without a face covering.
Aye true, it's a shame if folk act like that. Incidentally Aldi at my place now has the traffic light thing above the door instead of a person outside. And I had to put a quid in the trolley and clean it myself! Outrageous
 

hibbiemacfie

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Aye true, it's a shame if folk act like that. Incidentally Aldi at my place now has the traffic light thing above the door instead of a person outside. And I had to put a quid in the trolley and clean it myself! Outrageous
My local Aldi hasn't got the traffic light system but has screens and all customers were wearing a mask as far as I could make out. I popped into a local convenience store afterwards to buy a few things Aldi don't have. No screens, no arrows or one way system, one line half a metre from the counter that nobody stood on the right side of and I counted 7 people including staff not wearing masks. It was a busy shop selling a lot of booze. Maybe covid avoids people smelling of drink and seeks out tee-totalers.
 

hibbiemacfie

Bounce Radge
Been in a couple of shops today...hardly anyone wearing face coverings.

I can never see the point in introducing a law which can't be enforced.

It's like the one about letting your dog shite outside without picking it up and disposing of it.
When the wearing of seat belts became law everybody said it couldn't be enforced but now I would say everybody complies without moaning about it. The same with the no smoking ban in pubs. There are also many dog owners who are responsible but quite a few who let them shite anywhere and off the lead in a public place which in itself is a breach of the law.
 
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Rocky

Bounce Radge
My local Aldi hasn't got the traffic light system but has screens and all customers were wearing a mask as far as I could make out. I popped into a local convenience store afterwards to buy a few things Aldi don't have. No screens, no arrows or one way system, one line half a metre from the counter that nobody stood on the right side of and I counted 7 people including staff not wearing masks. It was a busy shop selling a lot of booze. Maybe covid avoids people smelling of drink and seeks out tee-totalers.
Actually, should have mentioned, there were two people who weren't wearing face masks, both of them checkout assistants. The third checkout assistant was wearing a mask.

I can sort of understand that, there's a big difference between wearing a mask for twenty minutes in a shop compared to wearing it for a ten hour shift or whatever.
 

1875

Admin
Been in a couple of shops today...hardly anyone wearing face coverings.

I can never see the point in introducing a law which can't be enforced.

It's like the one about letting your dog shite outside without picking it up and disposing of it.
I was in three supermarkets Tonight, Did not see person without a mask.
 

1875

Admin
Actually, should have mentioned, there were two people who weren't wearing face masks, both of them checkout assistants. The third checkout assistant was wearing a mask.

I can sort of understand that, there's a big difference between wearing a mask for twenty minutes in a shop compared to wearing it for a ten hour shift or whatever.
you don’t have to wear a mask if you are behind a screen.
 

Sir Shrink

Retired Radge
Bounce Radge
I was in a couple of big supermarkets in Edinburgh today. Masks handed out at the door to dafties who didn’t see the need to comply.
Both stores properly kitted out with arrows on the floor and no entry signs where appropriate. In both cases arseholes completely ignored them and once again I was confronted with a family of morons who took up the entire aisle and were walking against the direction arrows. Whether they are too stupid to understand or too fuckin selfish to comply with simple rules I have no idea.
There’s an awful lot of them.
 

Rocky

Bounce Radge
Yep, there's a lot of truth in that. After all, if the figures are correct that 120,000 people died due to austerity, and I've no reason to doubt them, then it's clear that a poor economy (or more precisely a lack of wealth for the most vulnerable) can kill people.

However, I don't think that means that we should just throw all caution to the wind and let the virus sweep through (I know that's not what you're saying). I'd expect the exit from this to involve some combination of wearing masks / test and trace / better treatment of the virus (all the focus seems to be on vaccinating against, but actually if there was a powerful anti-viral that could treat the disease then many fewer people would die or get seriously ill). I'd also like to see a fundamental rebalancing of the global economy - there's enough wealth and resources to go around, even after this pandemic wreaks its damage. The trouble is it's held in too few hands.

So I can actually envisage football being back by August, but the chances are that it will be compulsory for the crowd to wear masks, and for the players to have been tested. I do worry that pubs and restaurants will come a lot later though, it's hard to see how those are conducive to wearing masks...
Don't think I was miles off the mark three months ago. Clearly the economy rebalancing part was wishful thinking, the rich are still getting richer. Plus ca change
 

SlovSam

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The Financial Times have emerged from behind their pay wall to give free access to their gold standard "excess deaths" statistics, beautifully presented and researched as always though lacking in empathy that these were people's lives worldwide.?
 

Desperate Dan

Scottish no british, ya radge
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Anyone fancy a covid party? They're the latest thing in the USA!

Assholes. Sometimes its difficult to feel sympathy.

There's something wrong with a lot of people in that country and Trump(et) has stirred up the worst of them. This is the place the Tory's want tae dae deals with, I'd be shutting the door on them, at least while that maniac is running the show
 

SlovSam

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These are the new Covid19 infections for the last 7 days per 1m head of population to make it more comparable.

Hard to judge but feels positively low.✅

We never get any details on what computer models the Scottish government use but it would be interesting to know how they factor in probable infection rates in the future from non community spread.?

You can track and trace the locals but not so easy when its overseas visitors going through airport hubs or Mr and Mrs Smithers from Godolming taking their campervan across Scotland for 14 days.
 
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