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Here is a non exhaustive list of things you should not and should be doing....and no this is not taking things to far, this should be common sense:

 

Hygiene

 

  • Wash your hands!, a lot! - in particular immediately after you come in from wherever you have been
  • Try not to touch your face at all when outside, unless you have just santised your hands
  • Use sanitiser after contacting unknown surfaces, if you can't wash your hands....see below on making your own hand sanitiser.
  • Be aware of cross contamination, e.g. washing your hands then touching the tap to turn it off - turn it off with a wipe or wipe the tap handle down
  • Clean surfaces regularly, and in particular - door handles, light switches, taps, letterbox, table/worktops, and anywhere you prepare food.
  • Wipe down all the outer packaging of food bought from a shop, using surface wipes
  • As above, wipe down the packaging of anything you have delivered....particularly if they have a plastic outer covering (polythene)
  • Wash clothes regularly, in particular jackets/coats. 60 degree wash recommended...if leather then wipe down with surface wipes.
  • Pay particular attention to cleaning things like your glasses (as you take them on and off often). Also don't forget to clean things that you handle outside, such as car keys, debit cards. Avoid using cash if possible as its just another thing to be cleaning and a cross contaminator.
  • Wipe down car interior and exterior handles, along with surfaces and steering wheels (especially if you are not carrying a hand sanitiser in the car, and using everytime you get in from touching something outside)

 

Travel

 

  • Dont drive up to snowdonia or caravan second homes¬†to 'self isolate' - amongst 1000's of other people in isolated areas with limited health services.
  • Only¬†travel if necessary, to your place of work or a supermarket IF NEEDED
  • Work from home where possible, pressure your employer to allow you to.
  • You can go for walks in the park, but if they look ram packed then don't - you need to distance from people.
  • Don't sit next to someone on a bench. You need to be keeping at LEAST 2 metres from anyone else

 

Panic Shopping

 

  • Buy only what you need for the week
  • Dont go shopping everyday, it is a effectively a gathering of people which you need to try and keep away from. Limit shops to weekly.
  • When in the shop keep 2 metres distance from people if¬†possible
  • Don't queue outside with 100's of people...putting yourself and others at risk of spread.
  • As above wipe your food down with a surface wipe before storing it in the cupboard/fridge
  • Wash your hands after handling everything.

 

Isolation

 

  • Try to stay away from elderly relatives.
  • If you have any symptoms, even a cold, self isolate for 7 days (14 days if you don't live alone - for all members of a household, even if only 1 with symptoms)
  • Keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone else where possible.
  • Don't be a complete moron and still go to any bars/restaurants/events/gatherings which should be cancelled/shut.

 

HEED THE GOVERNMENTS ADVICE/ORDERS - this not just some form of flu and it affects more than just the elderly.

It's mortality rate is at least 10 times that of influenza (seasonal flu) and its transmission rate is higher.

Everyone is at risk, and yes the younger far less so, but no one is immune or invincible, besides which you should be doing your part to stop the spread.

Ignoring the advice and spreading this virus at an uncontrolled rate will lead to a complete overload of the NHS, and 10,000's will die in this country alone if we don't get a grip on it.

 

 

Hand Sanitiser

 

A highly effective and powerful hand sanitiser can be made from isopropanol (IPA / Isopropyl Alcohol).

 

70% IPA, 30% distilled (boiled then cooled) water and a dash of glycerine/glycerol (15ml per 1000ml of solution). The glycerine stops your hands from drying out. Measure out with a measuring jug, mix together in a bottle (shake with the lid on) and pour into small spray bottles (empty out old perfume bottles if you can't get hold of any small spray bottles)


This mixture is very effective and annhilates the coronavirus, just don't spray it in your eyes as it will sting like hell, also stings on cuts - but this is the same for any sanitiser.

This mixture is what has been recommended by the WHO (World health organisation) for 3rd world countries / disaster zones which have no access to normal commerical hand sansitiser. 

 

The only issue is people have cottoned on to this and started panic buying isopropyl - also some B**stads have bulk bought it and selling it for a small fortune on eBay. Although i expect supplies to open back up.

 

 

As of March 23rd Restricted Travel / Business Operation

 

 

List of whats still open...and you can travel to - if essential:

 

  • Food takeaways (no seating areas, no ability to eat food on the premises, no eating outside the premises)
  • Supermarkets, Indoor & Outdoor markets, Corner shops, Newsagents
  • Pharmacies (Chemists) - including non dispensing
  • Petrol Stations
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Garages (repair)
  • Car rental
  • Bike shops
  • Laundrettes & Dry Cleaners
  • Home and Hardware (B&Q, Wickes, Screwfix etc)
  • 'Health' Shops
  • Pet Shops

 

Everything else is banned, should be closed, and not travelled to, specifically these places are prohibited:

 

  • Restuarants, Cafes inc workplace canteens
  • Pubs, Bars, Nightclubs
  • Hair, Beauty & Nail Salons, Tattoo & piercing parlous
  • Massage parlours
  • Auction houses
  • Car Showrooms
  • Hotels, BnB (except people living there as interim due to their main residence being unavailble, or are a key worker)
  • Campsites, Caravan parks (except people permanently living there)
  • Libraries
  • Community centres, youth centres etc (except when used for volunatry services such as food banks, homeless etc)
  • Places of worship - churches, mosques etc
  • Cinemas, Theatres, Concert Halls
  • Museums, Galleries
  • Bingo Halls, Casino's and betting shops
  • Spas
  • Skating rinks
  • Gyms, Fitness Studios, Swimming Pools, Leisure Centres
  • Arcades, bowling alleys, play centres
  • Enclosed spaces in parks,¬† playgrounds, sports courts and pitches, outdoor gyms

 

Parks remain open, but not playgrounds - they must be closed.

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It’s amazing how many people are just blithely ignoring some of the above.  Where I live, in a nearby trendy coastal town, large groups are gathering to buy beer/wine takeaways from the local hostelry, and then sitting en masse, right next to each on the beach and sea wall.  It’s like a big beach party!  Idiots.  
 

Also, this morning, some apology for a human being(s) deliberately drilled holes in the tyres of six ambulances of a Make Ready medical centre.  I despair. 

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@blower excellent post there.

 

far too many people are ignoring even the basic advice given.

 

Cross contamination is really worth thinking about.

 

if a person arrives back home, wash hands AND also your face.

 

its worth leaving shoes and jackets in a safe are.

 

common sense is key.

 

we have not quite reached Blot Bang Rub levels yet.

 

 

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Just now, Booth11 said:

It’s amazing how many people are just blithely ignoring some of the above.  Where I live, in a nearby trendy coastal town, large groups are gathering to buy beer/wine takeaways from the local hostelry, and then sitting en masse, right next to each on the beach and sea wall.  It’s like a big beach party!  Idiots.  
 

Also, this morning, some apology for a human being(s) deliberately drilled holes in the tyres of six ambulances of a Make Ready medical centre.  I despair. 

 

Madness, it infuriates the F out of me. 

And my god @ the ambulance tyre damage.....lost for words on that one.

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My wife and I are heeding all the advice,but I’m worried she will bring it home from the local hospital.She is a nurse on a clinical decision ward and she says they are not testing people who come in suspect covid 19.They only get tested if their oxygen levels drop to a certain level.She also said they don’t have enough ppe to go round.

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44 minutes ago, Fukmeitsdamo said:

At first I took no notice but as each day goes by I’m getting more and more worried 

 

I would say at the moment there is no need to worry (unless one of your immediate family is particularly vulnerable), however, it is concerning. I would have hoped that concern would have made people behave. Clearly we live in a country populated with idiots.

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42 minutes ago, phazer said:

 

I would say at the moment there is no need to worry (unless one of your immediate family is particularly vulnerable), however, it is concerning. I would have hoped that concern would have made people behave. Clearly we live in a country populated with idiots.


The wife is on infusions for chrons disease and low immune system or something and my old lady is 70 in a few months and two bin lids one 6 one 9. It seems the virus is getting more aggressive the more we find out about it 

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1 hour ago, Clarkie48 said:

Think it’s time the Army was deployed.Just been watching news and people have been queuing up to go up snowdonia and packing beaches.

They will. 

 

McDonalds is closing tomorrow, that tells me that it will be lockdown after that, I'm going for Wednesday. 

 

People are absolutely stupid. I cant comprehend the actions of some people, they dont go out 99% of time sobbing on their xbox and the  the moment they get told to stop in they just have to go out!

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3 minutes ago, jrw said:

People are absolutely stupid. I cant comprehend the actions of some people, they dont go out 99% of time sobbing on their xbox and the  the moment they get told to stop in they just have to go out!


Yes, exactly. This sums it up....

 

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There is a saying in virology: the problem is that the virus is a lot cleverer than we are.

This refers to the virus's ability to mutate and always stay one step ahead.

But actually a plank of wood is more intelligent than some of the people we have witnessed over the last few days.

We are all going to suffer for their stupidity.

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