PM address tomorrow night Tuesday 8pm bbc1
Bbc1 8pm tomorrow: PM address tomorrow night Tuesday... - NRAS
Not looking forward to it. Will we be told to resume shielding do you think?
It doesn't look as if shielding will be reintroduced for now, almost certainly it won't be in Scotland.
I think restrictions on socialising are almost certain and more besides.
I've found it a long wait from the coronavirus televised update this morning until the update from politicians tomorrow.
Not yet i dont think . I think he will advise us all to stay apart and limit socialising. Might stop inside visits? Or more mask wearing ? If it still goes up then yes I think they will. That's my guess.they need to sort out oap visits tho. The phrase by Chris Whitty and sor Oatrick today of let's kick this can forward until the Cavalry arrives seems sensible, the cavalry be vaccines Jan/february?
Do you think vaccines jan: feb? Even if that were the case, I think it would be months before we actually got them rolled out- they have to manufacture at incredibly high numbers then role them out - it’s not just the U.K. but the world 😔😔
Stupid question but am struggling to keep up with all the changes and in pain will it be relevant to scotland too ? Xx
Scotgov will give an update tomorrow too.
Thank you! Can't wait for this to be over! X
Not that it looks like that's going to happen any time soon 🙈🙈🤣
I'm remaining optimistic. I'm gonna hide as much as possible till the jab lol. But have a day off at xmas and stay out after 10pm sometimes where it can come and get me lol !!! 😂😂
Are you still working? I worked during pandemic but apart from that didn't really do anything x
Nope luckily got retired on ill health. As an ex itu sister I did struggle with guilt but yeah wouldnt have been good for me to be there xxx
Oh no enjoy your retirement it's not worth risking your health xx
Pubs to close at 10pm in England from Thursday
Ye the virus is a late night owl ..it only comes out after 10pm 😂
Its all a load of shit if you ask me ..like you just said as if covid comes out after 10pm there's certainly something suspicious going on here ..i think its all about control ..im not saying it doesnt exist but I certainly think they are blowing it well out of proportion..i wouldn't be surprised if there will be some kind of chip in the vaccine so we can be kept an eye on where ever we go or whatever we do
It does exist . I am annoyed people dont believe that. I know people who died and I know my colleagues are at their wits end .
A chip in the vaccine 😂😂😂😂seriously? . Why .? They can find us all from our mobiles!!!😂
It's easy to trace anyone!!my son has a chip in his hand. He opens doors with it #geek!!
But yes an hours less drinking , think I can cope 😂
Exactly re the phones .. and we are all easily traceable unless no devices, but we have other identifiers too. We are on the electoral register and we have hospital records and hospital unit numbers and NI numbers.
Indeed but in the words of Boney M... ooooh those Russians 😂ps that was a joke !!
I have to say, like Allanah, I struggle with the so Called Covid deniers and anti mask protesters etc.
It’s shit for everyone but if we just get on with the business of complying, and doing our best to me keep ourselves and our fellow man safe- the quicker we will get through it.
Yes, if only. 😑 I am quite a disciplined individual and if something is requested for the good of my health and the benefit and safety of others then of course I’ll do it. I can see flouters everywhere and it’s frustrating and disappointing. As soon the radio was announcing the latest on Tuesday lunchtime, the neighbour opposite had a woman sitting on a bench In her garden with with her drinking coffee for about 45 minutes. Why on earth they think these requests and rule don’t apply to them. Our local restrictions said no visiting to others houses or gardens again. I live in an area where lockdown/restrictions have just happened for the third time so it’s really demoralising and worrying to know that a lot of people haven’t really learned anything or changed their behaviour. Here’s hoping something makes them change for the better. We all need to be responsible. Thankfully there are many people who are trying their utmost to help comply and I’ll continue to do that too. I despair at those in denial and also at the anti maskers. It’s selfish and irresponsible.
I've just spent 20 days in hospital and can assure you that Covid does exist as does the look in the eyes of the nurses who have cared for covid patients and who have held the hands of dying patients who cannot see their relatives.
All the nurses do on their day off is sleep, that's if they aren't having to do overtime to cover staff sickness from burnout.
Oh no "bake off" is on at 8pm !!
Thx for heads up
To be honest his changes will not make a difference if closing pubs abd restaurants at 10. Does the virus work after 10pm? Its all silly but if you csn socialise with another household why are children mixing with so many at school? Ive had kids and teachers drop like flies in last two weeks and you would think being a key worker myself I can get a test but nope. Four days of trying online from 6am for my daughter is so hard.
It’s laughable... schools stay open at all costs .. even the cost of a test 🙄 we had staff off last week still waiting for tests. I can understand medical staff being a priority but GPs.... mine still not doing f2f .
Annoys me the vulnerable are not getting a mention at all. Ex shielders still got to work .... but only getting minimal care.🤬
How are you doing otherwise? They have changed my biologic to Idacio a biosimilar to Adalimumab. Lets hope it works. Good thing is that its once every two weeks phew lol
I’m off work 🙄 managed 12 days. I had a steroid injection last Wednesday. Had 2 really good days then BANG I’m much worse. My toes especially throbbing swollen and can’t bend at all and extreme burning. Gp upped c-cod but has completely knocked me out. Contacted hospital yesterday morning but heard nothing yet unusual my nurse is normally good. ( ITCU are very busy here and she was redeployed to there last time🤔🤔)
Oh well can’t be helped. I start baricitnib in 4 weeks... well I hope I will who knows what’s going to happen with the covid situation.
Hope yours works for you and quickly. X
Good luck! I'm on TCZ steroids and Leflunamide. My steroid jab kicked in and I'm feeling a good bit better , thanks for asking xx
Same with two of my teacher friends x
Thats not good I'm a key worker and get tested every week regardless of it I have symptoms x
But so many people don’t understand that right now should only apply for a test if you have symptoms....in my local area people were applying for tests for their children just because they were going back to school.
But they didn’t think of that when they flew off on holiday to countries with far worse virus records than here.
Do we really need to wait to be told by a politician that we should be shielding again? I will be doing what makes me feel safe. If that means shielding so be it.
Me too. In fact, I've hardly changed anything since shielding was paused in August.
I would feel more comfortable shielding but as the government hasn’t issued any guidelines I have to work.
Yes of course you do. Sorry my reply was insensitive. I know you have no option and I am sorry for that.
I didn’t realise coronavirus could tell the time lol so I don’t get why shut at 10 is going to make any difference to catching it.
I only hug people after 10pm when drinking 😂😂😂😂maybe Boris is the same !
Yes it must be it. But then how often do you stand next to someone for more than 15mins in a pub 🤷♀️
In a small pub most of the time . Plenty of tiny pubs in newcastle and london and even here in my local village , where its standing only close up !
Don’t have to tell me about north east pubs lol but you will still be standing next to them at 8-9 etc
Yes but Boris says covid can only get you after 10 !! 😂😂😂 you in north east too? I'm from Glasgow , living in north yorks !
Yep this pub thing is bonkers- and pointless. I saw that bus drivers are worried about doing the school run as kids are packed onto the buses with no masks. Things are so inconsistent and nonsensical.
I went on bus for first time on Thursday and bus driver I’m sure he put his foot down as the school kids were coming out of school. Few put their hands out but he had his blinkers on
Good for him😊
I did get a bit nervous when saw them all lol
Keep up there......you are not going to be standing .....it’s all going to be table service ....you put your order in on your phone ..... Then the bar staff bring your drink to you.
If only people had used their heads ......thought it thru & obeyed the rules that first came out ......we would not have come to this!
Where was this announced I don’t see it in the news today?
Announced on bbc news last night and all over papers today too.
Even more importantly it's on facebook 😂
Thanks - bbc news need to keep up lolz
Hoping I heard right now. Yeah I'm sure it was bbc news last night. Well if not watch bake off lol😂
He’s on now! Tuesday 1230pm!
Hes speech to parliament is. But hes Doing a speech to the commoners 8pm bbc1.
So far my guesses have been right!no shielding ...yet
Well he seemed to spill the beans....what else would he have to say?
I am the bestest prime minister with the best floppiest hair since Hugh Grant. Please love me. We will fight this virus on the beaches ...but donf go to the beach or eat chips without a mask ....
Something along that line ?
And finish with two verses of the hokey cokey....
Oh apart from all that😂
Tbh.... he’s the only person I ”know” who has experienced the virus.....so I guess he does have one up up on us there...knowing how awful it is.
I was speaking with friends last night - okay there were only four of us ....but if we each know 10 other people that’s 44.....and none of us know anybody who has contracted the virus......so we decided if we all take sensible precautions.....we are more likely to kick the bucket from boredom than Covid!
I’m sorry to repeat myself everybody - but surely this really is a case of .....if you use your common sense you’ll be fine?
No we won’t be told to shield....we will be left to make our own decisions like big girls & boys. Supermarkets now say they have plenty of delivery slots..... so nobody is going to starve.
In real life people can’t stay home on furlough....sadly the much vaunted money tree is losing its leaves for winter....& sad as it is...life is still going to be Dreary.....but it sure is better than the alternative!
You may be in an area where cases are low? I hope you are. I’m glad you don’t know anyone with it or who’s had it and long may that continue.
Do you personally know anybody...& did it strike out of the blue or were they in the At Risk categories.....If you do,I hope they recover well
We have got to believe if we take all the advised precautions we are very unlikely to contract the virus ......we must not be too frightened to think straight.But everybody has got to come to grips with wearing a mask and social distancing....& not thinking they know better....I and I am sure you .....don’t want to be infected by somebody like that?
Figures quoted in The Lancet - of Hospital beds occupied in England last week were 110,031.......Of that number only 468 people were COVID-19 patients.
So things are really not hopeless as long as people take care.
No.its real ac . Awful , people struggling to breathe . Seriously awful .. please stay safe
Where do you see these people?
You mean the people in hospital dying here .... come to the north east...I will give you a tour. You may need a mask and gloves and hand gel ,you can only ses my friends families though, you cant visit.
Seriously AC , this is bleeding reality, you are lucky if you havent seen it😪😪😪😪
I do know it is real....but what I am trying to get over...is whether you like what the Gov are doing or not.....as nobody else seems to have any better ideas, isn’t it best to get behind what we are being asked to do rather than mocking BJ? As he has had Covid....don,t you think he has as much will as anybody to try ensure as many people as possible are protected from what he went through?
Seriously lol. We in this country can make fun of our politicians eg many mock the week programmes etc. I wasnt particularly mocking this government, any govefnment would do . But we need to get serious about this pandemic ie worldwide illness
Confused here .. who has said it is someone’s fault? I would never say it is Boris’ fault as he is taking advice (well, mostly) from his scientific advisers and his fellow politicians. Is someone saying the spread of the virus is down to Boris and his rules and regs not working? I heard Jeremy Vine on Radio Two on Monday saying that trying to get people in this country to comply with the recommendations to help stop the virus spread was like trying to herd cats. Totally agree.
And would you like to ask America, plenty of friends who are paramedics in NY will tell you who they are, Switzerland, my family there , France, mates there, Italy, my mate is a priest there, brazil my friend there, usa, plenty of friends and family there are paramedics and docs working in the emergency units, , germany yep , I'll point you to my friend there whose also seen people struggling to breath .
Graham my mate a consultant in newcastle, andy in Middlesbrough , phil consultant in Middlesbrough, and my bff nicky in Middlesbrough oh and a specialist chest nurse Jill .
I'm sure thet can testify to the hell they have been through.
Daft comment AC I think unless you live away from anyone. Covid is real. Wd have it. It kills folks . Full stop.
I really don’t think this is going anywhere Allanah...,I am in no way disputing the seriousness of Covid...just the the insinuation it is somebody’s fault here.
As you say...It is world wide ....& everybody who has caught covid has suffered...but in the UK...the figures are no worse than anywhere else....We shall see when the correct figures are published .
My sister in law’s husband had it very badly early on in March. He doesn’t have any underlying health conditions and he refused to go in hospital at first. His wife called an ambulance after a week when he hadn’t recovered and couldn’t stand up unaided and couldn’t get his breath easily. He was on assisted breathing and took longer than usual to respond to abx and then after a week made some improvement and was kept a second week in hospital under observation. He isn’t right still and takes him a long time to do anything. Can’t walk far. He was working in an office, close proximity to others in Lincoln and travelling up and down to London for work too. He is 57.
A good friend of mine and her husband in Birmingham both had it early on too. They hadn’t been anywhere risky at all. They didn’t know they’d had it as such as didn’t know what all the symptoms were as they got it end of February. She told me she had a flu she couldn’t shake and her hubby the same too. They decided to stay in as much as possible and she works from home as a transport policy writer. They both decided to stay home as much as possible to help everyone and only go to the supermarket and some woodland walks in a very quiet area they live close to. Responsible, sensible people. He’s a freelance photographer and didn’t accept any commissions whilst on lockdown or when he started to feel unwell. As he is an asthmatic he had to contact his GP by phone and he mentioned the flu thing and he got and was prescribed abx for his asthma wheeze. When he said how they’d felt .. both he and his normally very healthy wife, the GP said it sounded like the virus. When my friend’s hubby told the doc they’d both had a distinct loss of smell and taste and it hadn’t returned several weeks later he said he was pretty certain they’d had the virus. Friend’s hubby got tested for antibodies as they were more interested in him being an asthmatic and he tested antibody positive. He has since been helping a local hospital with a plasma trial programme. They are both 60 and from Birmingham. Both doing fine now. Still some loss of smell and taste six months after.
My brother’s wife in Guernsey has had the virus too. She’s extremely health and naturally fit .. a summer swimmer with all those fab beaches and sea! She’d hardly been anywhere but local shops or walks on quiet beaches as they live a bit remote. She felt flu like for a week but not much more, but her symptoms were the classic ones of the virus at first. Out of the four people I know in my family and friends circle she is the one who had it the least. She is 63 and has an under active thyroid which is under good control. All are doing fine now. None of these are local people to us though.
I do feel numbers of cases will escalate now as the Uni’s return. I think you feel more or less confident as to what you will want to do depending on the area where you live.
Agree re the mask wearing and social distancing. Needs to become second nature really. I’ve seen a terrible woman I know on FB saying she won’t wear a mask as she doesn’t have to protect others. She won’t distance and will meet anyone she wants and go to their houses and will ignore pub curfews. She is to put it bluntly an airhead. Her husband is very rich and will no doubt be paying her fines. She is the kind of person who should know better and doesn’t care she at all if is she is asymptotic as she’s not wearing a mask to protect the likes of me or you! She said it’s all a “scamdemic” so the government can control us. She’s sadly not as bright as she likes to think she is. Also she’s telling people to get hold of Hydroxy and talking about taking it like it like a vitamin. Crazy. After that I blocked her on every form of social media as I can’t read that BS.
I am still on post Rtx shielding from 8 September as strictly instructed by my rheumy biologics sister and I’ve no plans to do anything she says I must not. As time goes on and hopefully as the numbers dwindle down again. then those with R.A./comorbidities will feel more confident to venture out more. It’s a stop start situation and we will likely be doing all this two steps forward, two steps back for many months yet.
What you say just confirms what I am trying to get across ....much as we all want life to go back to where we were this time last year....mocking what BJ et al are saying will not make that happen & all we as individuals can do is take very good care....& not treat things lightly as a lot of people’s have been doing. ...& others have been paying the price.
Whose mocking.? Boris does have ruffled hair and does say yes but no but. . Covid us real, a bit of teasing of our government is normal
The “I refuse to wear a mask“ airhead is typical of those who won’t wear masks thinking they will rebel against the government trying to control them. TBH she hasn’t a good grasp of much of what has happened anyhow. This woman is also recommending people should try get hold of Hydroxy to take with their vitamins as she fancies herself as a health expert. If it wasn’t so serious it would be laughable.
If you mean when I referred to Boris and me saying earlier I had been singing Hokey Cokey to my husband when he said what was the latest news, I was referring to .. in out, in out re pubs and not going in people’s houses then being allowed to. It’s actually quite an accurate reflection of how things have been U turning. I have no hatred of Boris.
You're lucky . My family and friends are in Newcastle : suffering xx
I’m in the Kirklees area .. it’s not much better and this is our third round of restrictions.
You’re not alone AC, I don’t know anyone who has had Covid and only know two people who have been tested, one a nurse. I was discussing this with wider family recently and none of us apart from the nurse knew anyone who had had it. Maybe I’m lucky and live in a big bubble who are being very careful 🤷🏼♀️
You keep in that bubble & look after yourself. ....sadly there are many places where the bubble has burst......why nobody really knows.....but we see what happens when it does.
Don't forget the permanent smirk -I'm sure that will be in evidence too, along with the many ums and aahs and general incoherence! 😁😁
Oh and the ruffled hair just before he goes on air 😁
Scotland announcement about an hour from now..
Bake off delayed 🙄
It wasn’t worth watching BJ ..
Can’t quite work out the sentence that had deeply spiritually reluctant ?? New one on me x
We will fight covid on the beaches, stick together .. ok I'll write a speech for tomorrow!! Or later if I have time!
😂😂😂 just been howling at Matt Lucas and his impression of BJ
Well what a lot of rubbish. I wasted time listening to him when he doesnt even give a hoot. I hope everyone keeps safe during this surreal time xx
So.... Post was pm speaking 8pm bbc 1 : that happened!
The trouble is this winter everyone has their heating on, family visit unkown to them they are carrying it, then you got everyone catching it.
ban all home visits ,see family outside, if its not raining but very cold, wrap up