Ok, now that I have no choice but to stop working (despite financially having no choice but to continue!), do you think the permitted "single exercise session per day" would stretch to that 8 hour continuous walk I've been considering?
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Don't know! If I go out for a walk, it's normally for 3 to 4 hours, and I'm out in the countryside and hardly see a soul, so as long as there are no crowds and you're on your own ! . I've had a look around on uk.gov but no one has put anything concrete out yet, I assume they will by tomorrow sometime
Always keep it in the shop anyway because you wouldn't believe how much congealed skin (and sometimes blood) there is on the backs of some watches.
Usually (before this) buy half a dozen at a time, so been working through my stock.
But also keep 99% isopropyl alcohol for occasional jobs in the workshop so been supplementing the "proper" sanitiser with that diluted to 80% to sprsy down the counter and incoming parcels.
Down to a bottle & a half of sanitiser (all bought well before the panic) and about 1 1/2 litres of the iso mix.
Now that we're stuck at home that should last for a while
Well I've got 3 x 5 litre containers of ISO-Propanol (99.8% alcohol) on my garage shelf, I used to use it for cleaning recording heads on computer tape streamers and such, it also has other uses, was only £25 delivered about 12 years ago. Before that used to get BP version £10 litre from chemist on special order. Not kind to hands though.
Dilute to about 75% using glycerol or aloe vera and water. It's more effective at the lower strength, lasts longer, and the glycerol / aloe vera keeps it reasonably skin friendly.
There's a WHO recommended receipe out there that includes hydrogen peroxide, but that's there to kill nasty (and mostly tropical) stuff in the mix itself that might survive the alcohol - not something we need to worry about much ovrr here.
You may as well drink the vodka Marge, a dermatologist on tv last night said, that apart from most of the recipes on line for hand sanitizer worrying him because they could make your skin extremely uncomfortable if not mixed properly, or having the correct ratio, vodka etc is not enough, as it’s only 40% proof and an alcohol mix, needs to be 60%.
Strangely enough it never crossed my mind.
I've been trying to figure out the logistics of working from home, when I'm in desperate need of something from the office to enable me to work from home and whether going to the office to collect it could be considered essential travel!! 😂
And now I have a headache 😱
Would that be the home I had in Southport, Brighton, or Guuildford?
Or the one i currently use in Ipswich?
Depends on where you live I guess. If you live in town then it’s going to be close to home. I you ate lucky enough to live out in the sticks then it could be as much as you want. The aim is to minimise any social contact so if you live on an island by yourself, then it’s you could be out as much as you want.
Good luck, my family is arranging a Friday night karaoke on our WhatsApp group. Anyone else have some ideas?
With them all working from home including radio and TV presenters, all the kids on social media and the rest planning to entertain the world on the internet then no wonder my internet keeps kicking off even with my fibre connection in a rural area. I hope it and mobiles crash world wide for a bit, that would kill more than the virus will.
It's about social distancing, isn't it? So if you live in a quiet rural setting it is going to be different than if you live in a compact city area. I live in Pembrokeshire, there is plenty of space, especially when no tourists are here. I anticipate going out for daily walks or cycle rides and being out for 2 to 4 hours at times but I'm unlikely to see other people that I don't live with, once the tourist that are here go home. My understanding is that this is OK.
Here's my typical post-corona day. Walk the dog in the countryside and canal towpath. See two or three people as we pass in cars. Back home. Into my workshop where only I work, answer my phone and emails and package any orders. Delay dispatch by three days to allow virus to expire on my hard surface goods, phone courier service and leave packages in safe place for pickup. They are packed in cardboard so virus won't survive the wait. Eat , sleep, repeat. Only change from pre-virus routine is that the packages arrive three days later than normal. Now all I need are customers.......
We've had the idiots who think "self isolation" means drive out into the country and walk around in hundreds of groups all day, all on the same popular routes" last weekend.
Thankfully, most of the accommodation they were using closed and sent them home.
Most of my routes are round the back roads where you don't see a soul even in mid summer because, if I'm walking any distance, I prefer not to be meeting hundreds of tourists anyway!
So can't see there being any measurable risk unless I start licking peoples' gateposts as I pass. Which is a shame because that's usually the highlight of the walk
All you people talking about going out makes me think I should take my little diesel for a run each day to produce a bit of sweet smelling pollution to upset Great Thunderburger, it replaces my legs as they have expired. Once in a while I will have to get out to fill it up. I never go out more than once a week tops, I think I'm a hermit thing.
I know. But (on the serious side) a lot of it is about setting expectations.
Growing up in rural Devon in the 80s, several of the local pubs had very laid back attitudes to drink driving. The local bobby would even pop in for a cuppa a few minutes before closing to talk very loudly about where he'd be setting up his checks "in about 20 minutes, just after I finish this tea".
That genuinely wasn't a problem around there - accidents were vurtually zero and there was no-one else on the roads to endanger.
But, in the wider context, that sort of behaviour in areas like thst served to prolong the sense of social acceptance of "just a couple" which continued to some extent well into the 90s.
At the moment we need to be making "avoid contact" as socially unacceptable as drink driving, and we don't have a decade to achieve that!
Which is why, despite lightheartedness, I won't REALLY be doing 8 hour / 50km walks - 20 or 30km tops for now
I plan to go from house to car to wild to walk. On my way back I may shop if need be, or for others in need. I may have to travel to someone who is isolated 25 miles away to do a door drop of food. I am in the risk group, no one else in family drives, so I drive they shop! And while they shop I read book in car!
May as well sit in my car as the flat. One walk in the wilds and back to prison, oops I mean home!