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Teachers advised by DfE NOT to go on overseas holidays to avoid quarantine

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jamvic, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I know someone that didn't !
     
  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Recent dictionaries say that it can mean either, e.g.:

    a holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.​
     
  3. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    A friend's colleague is getting married abroad, in a couple of weeks. Several staff are going. It will be interesting to see what happens......
     
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  4. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    We're intending to go to Sicily in mid-September (moved from June). Can't say 3hrs in a mask in a tin can full of other people is cheering me up but meh. If Italy goes on the quarantine list MrL will have to take 2 wks unpaid leave, making it rather a pricy holiday, or they might let him work from home. Or travel to Italy could be banned, in which case we get the money back. 5 weeks is a long time in pandemic terms.
     
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  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Sicily is lovely
     
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  6. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Most flights you don't sit near anyone else. The new normal
     
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    If the pilot and co-pilot are going to socially distance, planes will have to be built which resemble hammerhead sharks!
     
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    :D:D:D
     
  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Apparently you can buy a house in some parts to renovate for 2 Euros... was 1...
     
  10. Sally006

    Sally006 Lead commenter

    Sounds great. Things can be done to make things safe and keep businesses going. We have to try but unfortunately, people not following the rules will always be the issue. That tone was set by Dominic Cummings.
     
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  11. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Did Cummings stop you following the rules? How could you resist?
     
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  12. LiamD

    LiamD Occasional commenter

    What are you on about? Aberdeen is a great city to visit with fabulous architecture, historic buildings and beautiful beaches.
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  13. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I think nomad should de-wisbeachize that post.
     
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  14. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    My flight has loads of people sitting near each other. I'm in pretty solitary splendour in a front window seat at the moment.
     
  15. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    A staycation , even before Covid, has always meant holidaying in the UK to me.
     
  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Are you the pilot? :eek::eek:
     
  17. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Thankfully not. :D
     
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  18. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    The key word being recent.
     
  19. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Who remembers the happy, innocent word 'holidaymakers'?
     
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  20. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Indeed. Older dictionaries have not heard of staycations.
     
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