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What I don’t quite get but I think I can explain is.....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    We now can’t meet in a pub with someone outside our household but you can do so in a shop or a supermarket?

    Is this because you would be in a pub for a long period but in a shop or supermarket your time is much less so less chance of catching Covid? But isn’t impossible to catch it in. Supermarket?

    slightly confused....

    I’m all for the restrictions but still confused...

    can you go to a pub on your own? What if say two of you book a separate table.. is that illegal?
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It's that I think. I'm sure I read somewhere that the risk of catching Covid rises sharply the longer you are near them, and that just passing passing an infected person in the shopping aisle or in the street is very low infection risk. I expect someone with the data at their fingertips can give more details.
  3. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    When you say 'meet' in a supermarket, I suspect what is allowed is for you to pass by them saying 'hello' as you go; I'm sure it's not expected that friends/family from 2 different households will stop and chat for any length of time in the aisles of Tesco (other supermarkets are available!)
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  4. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Thank you Rott.
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  5. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Yes by “meet” I mean you can see them. Still though, and Rott has tried to answer it, you could catch it if you say have a 10 minute chat but I would need someone to confirm that to me.
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Our local pets at home store has a big sign on the door saying only 30 people allowed in. So we thought we might hire it for a party. 30 should be enough and we also get animals to pet.
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    If they have data on their fingertips then they haven't used enough hand gel!
  8. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    How does that work? You can’t meet people from other households
  9. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

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  10. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

    Doesn't it depend where you live?
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  11. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    What is?
  12. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    Please... We've had nothing other than intentionally misleading data since the pandemic began.
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  13. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

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  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Indoors/close to others/longer time = higher infection risk.

    Outdoors/distant from others/shorter time = lower infection risk.

    Supermarket = a shop for essentials. Get in and out again as fast as you can, not a social occasion.

    Pub = non essential, packed with socialising people with increasingly impaired judgment. Just don't bother.

    Simples :)
  15. ajrowing

    ajrowing Star commenter

    I think you might be onto something here red. Supermarkets are going to become social clubs when people start to realise that they are allowed to spend time with other people in them.
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  16. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Why didn’t I realise that....;):D
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  17. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Thank you @ajrowing for not dismissing my points like the others did. :):D:D
    I really do think they will become semi social hubs
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  18. Catgirl1964

    Catgirl1964 Senior commenter

    Could you also crack open the beers you have bought in the aisles and be drunk in charge of a shopping trolley?!
  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Of course you can’t close supermarkets not should you and god help us if we get back to that queuing again...

    I’m saying is the logic isn’t quite there if as I sometimes do speak to a friend for 15 minutes and not always. 2m away....
  20. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    That would be stupid wouldn’t it..:D

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