Post by MeanderingMollusc on Mar 22, 2020 2:09:59 GMT
Also if they do become ill they will be putting a strain on the local healthcare facilities, shop supplies etc. I heard that Cornish authorities were asking tourists & holiday home owners to stay away, and those in the Scottish Highlands (with a relatively elderly population and few critical or intensive care facilities) are worried by lots of tourists and campervans turning up this weekend. Similar problems reported in Wales and bank-holiday type crowds are turning up in Skegness, Brighton & other holiday resorts.
In Norway they had a similar situation with large numbers going to stay in their holiday cabins so the government have brought in a law sending everyone home to their home council area - They were worried that small rural medical facilities and other resources would be overwhelmed. I do understand why those that can afford to/have the option would prefer to get out of more populous areas, or just have a family holiday but they could be unknowingly transporting the virus and various other problems with them.
It's a difficult one but I do think that things like the double page spread in the Daily Wail listing the best remote areas to 'escape to' are irresponsible. Those sort of areas tend to have limited infrastructure, supply lines and facilities. The piece specifically talks about how in a time we are being told to self-isolate, it is lucky that the UK has so many remote spots where we can get away from other people, then highlights places where visitors can revel in 'splendid isolation'. The author, responding to criticism on Twitter, rather unconvincinglyclaimed that his piece is "intended to provide inspiration for future trips when this is all over - and is not a recommendation to travel now."
I can understand people wanting to escape but it's wrong to overload places as said.
I have very strong feelings about people with second homes. They want to work where they will earn a lot and then have their 'pad in the country' which they only use for weekends. House prices go up and locals are priced out of the market.
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I have been out for 1hour & half every day but I don’t see many people and those I do meet take care to keep a good distance. Today I cleaned all my windows, potted up some grasses in the garden, cut the grass yesterday, really haven’t got time to go out 😃. I FaceTimed my son and grandchildren which was lovely and my eldest son rang me to wish me happy Mother’s Day. Weather is cold but bright so all in all, very happy
I also try my best to avoid Boris and the News as it makes me depressed.
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Post by goodlookingone on Mar 22, 2020 18:39:41 GMT
EEEK ... do go out for petty things like Food (several visits at present in view of different shortages in differentShops), Post Office (yes, Like Steve I now have a 'lectric "key"), Bank to check that Pensions are received (Have to check - Older readers may remember the Address Broblems I've had here)... But I also need to meet the various "carers" that I seem to have acquired. I am known to be in any "Vulnerable" list but, it depends on the List contents (stroke, Diabetes etc.,), that Might add me to the "stay out of sight" list. So I have been "trying to get things done". No Big project at home, but it looks like negotiating both Home improvements, and Scrounging monies to finance it are causing lots of bods who I might not be possible to meet those persons. So I needs to do some interin bodgi.... I mean Repairs. Thus out to day buying paint, Varnish etc but Bus journeys to timber shops are a bit difficult on a Sunday Bus Service - But it is looking like D.I.Y. shops will be out of bounds.