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Going on holiday - Spain just locked down

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by hs9981, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter


    Doh - what did you expect?

    Head teacher Q&A:

    I'm stuck abroad; now I need to self isolate at home for 14 days. Will i still be paid?

    'No'. So don't go abroad. The warning signs are here, now, FLASHING!!!

    Wow, wow, the UK opened up boarders, as the US did, booze, lack of social distancing, South Florida example........

    The UK needs to be honnest with itself....

    This virus does not discriminate......
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  2. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter

    'But I deserve a break!.........

    You know these people at your work......
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  3. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Established commenter

    Feel sorry for all those thousands of holiday makers who were looking forward to their holiday after a catastrophic year already.

    Let’s hope there is some government financial support for those holiday makers who are still in Spain and will encounter a loss of income for not returning to work on scheduled date due to quarantining!
  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Actually, no. Quite frankly anyone who has gone/is going abroad should have listened to all the warnings about a 'second wave'. They took a gamble, and it hasn't paid off.
  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    The NEU advice for members is:
    Prebooked before covid-19 holidays, any quarantine time should be paid leave as you could not possibly have known this when you booked.
    Booked after covid-19 holidays, quarantine should be unpaid leave as you knew it was a real possibility when you booked.
  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    When the government announced the airbridges a couple of weeks ago they were giving the green light for holiday travel

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: 'Today marks the next step in carefully reopening our great nation. Whether you are a holidaymaker ready to travel abroad or a business eager to open your doors again, this is good news for British people and great news for British businesses.
    Yes they said it would be kept under review and could change but your comments are unnecessarily censorious IMO.

    I expect we will all enjoy the irony that Shapps took himself at his own word and is now in Spain and will have to quarantine himself.

    EDIT I can't find anything that justifies the claim in the thread title "Spain just locked down" The article is about UK quarantine rules and travel advice, not a change of lockdown rules in Spain overnight. There are a number of local lockdowns in Spain but none as stringent as the (now lifted) national emergency lockdown where you couldn't leave your house at all.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2020
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  7. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    well, I don't really.This sort of event is INEVITABLE. I don't understand the idea that there should have been more warning. What? so everyone can rush back into the UK from high risk areas? NO

    NO, really, don't go abroad unless you can afford it. Noone elses problem. So many peope are strruggling through no fault of their own.
  8. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Who is stopping people in high risk areas from rushing back to the UK now? They aren't prevented from leaving Spain. One of my neighbours family is 'rushing back' to the UK right now.
  9. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    hopefully the quarantine is going to be strictly enforced
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  10. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    I just don't think anyone coming back and having to quarantine should be recompensed financially by the taxpayer. (As suggested in post 3).

    I'm not suggesting they did anything wrong or illegal, just that they took a gamble that their holiday would go smoothly. And it failed.
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  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's such a pity that Nicola Sturgeon who had kept Spain on her red list when she gave the go ahead to travelling to other countries,decided to give travelling to Spain the green light last Thursday. On the same day,I was reading that France was considering closing the border between France and Spain.

    I wish she had stuck to her guns as she would have been proven right.
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  12. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter

    There is a Brexit thread for you. ****. (The fashion brand).

    Go buy a scarf.
  13. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Quarantine in the UK hasn't been enforced at all according to media reports that I've seen. A small number of phone calls and no home visits was what I read. It's another of those things that relies on your sense of social duty and isn't enforceable in any meaningful way by the state.
  14. TheHeadteachersOffice

    TheHeadteachersOffice Occasional commenter

    Absolutely- we were very clear at my place that any quarantine periods for trips booked after March this year would need to be taken as unpaid leave.

    Alternatively, staff will have the option of attending school for 2 weeks during holiday periods to carry out tasks like cleaning and painting/refurbishment of the SMT offices and break-out areas.
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  15. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I have no idea what you are talking about. It was your thread tile. Has Spain locked down again or not? Don't mess us around, just explain what you mean. Thank you.
  16. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I just knew you wouldn't be able to resist thinking up something provocative :D:D:D
  17. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Are you having hot tubs installed or something?
    Get the serfs cleaning!
  18. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    I disagree 100% that forcing staff to paint or refurbish the school - classrooms let alone SMT rooms - is acceptable.

    NB I hate DIY; I guarantee if I worked on your office, you'd regret asking me to do so:D. And I'm not much better at cleaning either... ;)
  19. TheHeadteachersOffice

    TheHeadteachersOffice Occasional commenter

    Health and wellbeing are top priorities at my place, particularly so for our SMT members who work long hours in stressful roles.

    As such, we do have a ‘relaxation area’ in school for our SMT members, which is equipped with a hot tub, steam room and sauna for them to relax and unwind during the day or after work.

    Furthermore, as part of our commitment to supporting and enhancing all staff’s health, all teachers are eligible to receive a £5 monthly discount on memberships at our local ‘Xercise4Less’ gym.
  20. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I knew you shouldn't have given him ideas @vannie :p:p
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