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13 minutes ago, ckn said:

Dentists will reopen for face-to-face appointments from 8th June.

Expect it to be far harder to get appointments as dentists will have to do far more cleaning and disinfecting between appointments.

I did phone mine weeks ago to say my crown was broken or cracked.  She said they couldn't see me but she would put my name on the list to be called when they could see me.  So glad I did that now!

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35 minutes ago, heartofGold said:

I did phone mine weeks ago to say my crown was broken or cracked.  She said they couldn't see me but she would put my name on the list to be called when they could see me.  So glad I did that now!

I assume they all must have got their PPE issues sorted out?  I have a cracked filling on a front tooth which came loose during the first week of lockdown and I went to a local private dentist (my own had already stopped seeing people) and he told me that he would be able to replace it as it had no decay but only if he could 'flick' it out as they couldn't drill.  It didn't come out and so I've been nurturing it ever since, avoiding any food going on that side of my mouth, hoping against hope it wouldn't fall out!  

I'm going to be on the phone tomorrow to see if I can grab an early appointment!  I'm happy to wait for my hairdresser in spite of looking like stone age woman but the dentist: I'll fight anyone who gets in my way!

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1 hour ago, tim2 said:

With nearly 400 deaths it seems a bit early to me - nothing to do with politics, just my own risk aversion. I probably will go and see my daughter though. She's not had a great time in lockdown.

On a positive note, I cut my wife's hair today. I may well have been looking for somewhere else to live right now, but I think I got away with it.

It's more the (estimated) number of infections which worries me.  The deaths will continue to go down at this stage because it's the infections from a few weeks back filtering through the system (in a bad way, obvs).  But it's what is coming along as a result of the relaxation already implemented which concerns me.  Having said that, it may be that what the PM has done is simply legitimise what some people have already been doing.  I went to the park for my daily walk yesterday with a pal and I saw grandparents playing football with grandchildren and parents.  They appeared to be social distancing to be fair but that wasn't what the PM actually said to do.  Perhaps by legitimising this and reinforcing the distancing/handwashing/cleansing angle there will be greater buy-in?  Well, that's what I'm telling myself!  

On Look North West tonight it was reported that Blackpool appears to be experiencing a spike at the moment.  Their covid admissions are going up.  That isn't a good sign.  Given that Weston also had that problem, it may be that a couple more seaside towns could suffer the same fate although as yet I've not seen anything to suggest that.

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9 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

I assume they all must have got their PPE issues sorted out?  I have a cracked filling on a front tooth which came loose during the first week of lockdown and I went to a local private dentist (my own had already stopped seeing people) and he told me that he would be able to replace it as it had no decay but only if he could 'flick' it out as they couldn't drill.  It didn't come out and so I've been nurturing it ever since, avoiding any food going on that side of my mouth, hoping against hope it wouldn't fall out!  

I'm going to be on the phone tomorrow to see if I can grab an early appointment!  I'm happy to wait for my hairdresser in spite of looking like stone age woman but the dentist: I'll fight anyone who gets in my way!

😆 I'll be right behind you.  It's driving me crazy eating on one side.  By the time I get to the second half of a sandwich the bread has gone stale!  Apparently nothing mentioned about dentists in Scotland today though so feel sorry for them.


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17 minutes ago, heartofGold said:

😆 I'll be right behind you.  It's driving me crazy eating on one side.  By the time I get to the second half of a sandwich the bread has gone stale!  Apparently nothing mentioned about dentists in Scotland today though so feel sorry for them.

I've got a routine appointment at the end of June. I might reschedule it later to open up a hole (as it were) for people with more urgent issues.

 


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20 minutes ago, Saintslass said:

On Look North West tonight it was reported that Blackpool appears to be experiencing a spike at the moment.  Their covid admissions are going up.  That isn't a good sign.  Given that Weston also had that problem, it may be that a couple more seaside towns could suffer the same fate although as yet I've not seen anything to suggest that.

Good point. Whether its the Cummings fiasco or not, people are taking the law into their on hands. We went to the local woods for a walk yesterday. There's a local cafe in a portakabin that was doing "take away". People were sitting inside it and on the tables outside. I'm pretty sure neither of those is legit.


"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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21 minutes ago, heartofGold said:

😆 I'll be right behind you.  It's driving me crazy eating on one side.  By the time I get to the second half of a sandwich the bread has gone stale!  Apparently nothing mentioned about dentists in Scotland today though so feel sorry for them.

I love the line about the bread! 😄 

The Scots don't need dentists do they?  I thought they were all made of girders!  (Maybe you have to be of a certain vintage to appreciate that line …)

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2 minutes ago, tim2 said:

Good point. Whether its the Cummings fiasco or not, people are taking the law into their on hands. We went to the local woods for a walk yesterday. There's a local cafe in a portakabin that was doing "take away". People were sitting inside it and on the tables outside. I'm pretty sure neither of those is legit.

There have been people ignoring the rules all the way through but since the first easing of the lockdown I've noticed a few more incidents of it locally, though mostly it's been intergenerational stuff rather than not social distancing (unless it's teenagers or the local addicts, neither group seem to care at all).  

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I was wondering if tonight is the last night of clap for carers, we could start a boo for Boris evening.  

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Jack daniels works a treat for toothache, i broke a big back tooth 3 weeks ago and it were sharp, so after a few minutes with the dremmle it was sorted,gave me a massive headache but smoothed the jagged bits down.😟 wife wernt too suited.

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Well it is a multi tool!

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1 hour ago, Trojan said:

I was wondering if tonight is the last night of clap for carers, we could start a boo for Boris evening.  

Thanks, Trojan. Thought you did that at full moon already. 😀😀


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My local gym is reopening for booked 55 minute sessions tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to this.

Schools in Canberra are also back to normal from next week.

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31 minutes ago, Copa said:

My local gym is reopening for booked 55 minute sessions tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to this.

Schools in Canberra are also back to normal from next week.

I wonder what percentage of those with gym memberships even noticed they were closed. 70%? 80%?

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31 minutes ago, ckn said:

I wonder what percentage of those with gym memberships even noticed they were closed. 70%? 80%?

That’s probably close to it.

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37 minutes ago, ckn said:

I wonder what percentage of those with gym memberships even noticed they were closed. 70%? 80%?

Sounds like you are talking through experience!! 😉

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1 minute ago, GeordieSaint said:

Sounds like you are talking through experience!! 😉

When we lived in Chelmsford, we got a freebie year of gym membership for residents within 100m of a new gym. We went once, got the free towels, had a mess around on the equipment, saw that many treated it as a hook-up joint and the rest performing visual onanism on themselves in the mirrors with their muscles, and we didn't go back.


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4 minutes ago, ckn said:

When we lived in Chelmsford, we got a freebie year of gym membership for residents within 100m of a new gym. We went once, got the free towels, had a mess around on the equipment, saw that many treated it as a hook-up joint and the rest performing visual onanism on themselves in the mirrors with their muscles, and we didn't go back.

I don’t even use the gym on camp; run outdoors and use body weight circuit sessions for strength. 

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Worrying to hear the news of some schools being closed again in South Korea so quickly after opening. If a country, that was in a much better position to open them in the first place and deal with issues as they arise, has been forced to do this then it doesn't bode too well for here.

This is in addition to new restrictions again on the use of public spaces and tightening of social distancing due to spikes to cases. When South Korea are having these issues you know that things aren't going to be back to normal for a long, long time unless we get a vaccine.

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11 minutes ago, ckn said:

and the rest performing visual onanism on themselves in the mirrors with their muscles

I briefly worked next to a gym in a converted factory unit, on warm days (basically if there wasn’t ice on the ground) they’d open the rolling shutter doors up “for ventilation “ and not so everyone could see them preening and posing. Not a bit. 

honestly, it was like a Right Said Fred video in there

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Just now, Shadow said:

I briefly worked next to a gym in a converted factory unit, on warm days (basically if there wasn’t ice on the ground) they’d open the rolling shutter doors up “for ventilation “ and not so everyone could see them preening and posing. Not a bit. 

honestly, it was like a Right Said Fred video in there

It's like those folk riding around in pimped up 1.1L Ford Fiestas with noisy exhausts. Everyone knows that there's just a little wiener in there who's overcompensating for having nothing else in life to boast about.

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4 minutes ago, Damien said:

Worrying to hear the news of some schools being closed again in South Korea so quickly after opening. If a country, that was in a much better position to open them in the first place and deal with issues as they arise, has been forced to do this then it doesn't bode too well for here.

This is in addition to new restrictions again on the use of public spaces and tightening of social distancing due to spikes to cases. When South Korea are having these issues you know that things aren't going to be back to normal for a long, long time unless we get a vaccine.

I'd take it (vaguely) as a positive. For them. Not for us. We're totally screwed.

It's positive for them because the rates are low so potential spikes are obvious. They also have an effective track/trace/isolate operation in place that isn't backed up by citizens "doing the right thing" but by three month jail sentences if you try to avoid it.

 

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5 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

I'd take it (vaguely) as a positive. For them. Not for us. We're totally screwed.

It's positive for them because the rates are low so potential spikes are obvious. They also have an effective track/trace/isolate operation in place that isn't backed up by citizens "doing the right thing" but by three month jail sentences if you try to avoid it.

 

Yes agreed and that is why I said about them being in a much better situation in the first place to open them and then deal with any issues. We are trying to implement end goals whilst missing out the key requirements and processes to get there.

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There is a bit of hope.

The Government seem to have done badly, they have certainly implemented badly. But, we do not know how things will end up. Ideally, we would not be in the situation of having already had millions infected. But, that was likely to happen sooner or later. We cannot judge this overall for a couple of years, things might go relatively well by mistake.


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The scam texts have started, but then we expected that as there are people who'd exploit anything.

 

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