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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #25 on: 11 February, 2021, 12:53:55 pm »
I predict domestic travel restirctions will be lifted in time for summer. Everybody will go on holiday within the UK, it will be a complete disaster and we'll be in full lockdown again by September. The government will blame everyone and everything other than their own terrible decisions.
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #26 on: 12 February, 2021, 10:12:55 am »
We have a cottage booked in That Cornwall, end of July,  avec ' le bubble',  fingers x'ed.

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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #27 on: 12 February, 2021, 01:00:44 pm »
Another month and most over 50s will be vaccinated. Half  the under 30s have immunity due to the illegal house parties so that just leaves the 30-50 age group who dare not go on holiday anyway because of the state of the economy. Sorted.

Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #28 on: 12 February, 2021, 02:23:22 pm »
I'll mostly be happy to do away days from home.  No intention to leave UK anyway.
I do have accommodation booked for an event in August, but even if it happens, I'm probably not going to be a mindset go.
As above, I fear restrictions will be lifted for the summer and result in a big increase in problems in the Autumn.
I really, really wish the BBC other media would stop moaning about not being able to fly off for a holiday in the sun.

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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #29 on: 12 February, 2021, 02:27:22 pm »
We have provisonal plans to sponge off two daughters - one in Lancashire, one in Kent - both in nice countryside and lots to do - when/if possible in the summer??  No need to book  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #30 on: 12 February, 2021, 03:05:03 pm »
Another month and most over 50s will be half vaccinated. Half  the under 30s have immunity due to the illegal house parties so that just leaves the 30-50 age group who dare not go on holiday anyway because of the state of the economy. Sorted.


FTFY.


I've heard the suggestion that some travel restrictions will be lifted towards the end of March but that there may be new restrictions imposed on campsites, hotels, etc. to discourage travel outside one's local area.
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #31 on: 12 February, 2021, 03:08:09 pm »
I'm left with a week of leave in April following the cancellation (for the third time!) of a Mallorca trip, so was hoping I might be able to go somewhere domestically - there are a few long-distance walks I'd like to do (though that would require use of public transport, so is probably unrealistic) or a cycle tour. I've no plans to leave Scotland for the foreseeable, but it would be nice to get out of the city at least a little bit.

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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #32 on: 12 February, 2021, 03:15:35 pm »
Another month and most over 50s will be half vaccinated. Half  the under 30s have immunity due to the illegal house parties so that just leaves the 30-50 age group who dare not go on holiday anyway because of the state of the economy. Sorted.


FTFY.


I've heard the suggestion that some travel restrictions will be lifted towards the end of March but that there may be new restrictions imposed on campsites, hotels, etc. to discourage travel outside one's local area.

A very good fix to the post.

If we continue to vaccinate at the current rate, everything will slow down. Initially the first ones will be done speedily, because there were fewer per day, but when we come to the ones done at the current rate per day, there will be no new vaccinations being carried out...
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #33 on: 12 February, 2021, 03:52:27 pm »
Clearly with a 12 week gap between first and second injections I was referring to the first injection, but as most of the immunity comes from the first then I am not sure I would describe it as “half vaccinated” but I take your point.

Much will depend on vaccine supply. assuming supply is forthcoming I reckon by the start of March we will be up to 1m injections a day, so I don’t think there will be a marked drop compared to current level due to second doses.

A point will come where numbers will start dropping as we will be running out of people.

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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #34 on: 12 February, 2021, 03:52:44 pm »
I expect most people and their employers will take the first dose as meaning they're okay to go back into work, spend all weekend hanging round a shopping centre, etc.
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #35 on: 12 February, 2021, 06:39:54 pm »
I expect most people and their employers will take the first dose as meaning they're okay to go back into work, spend all weekend hanging round a shopping centre, etc.
I was surprised not to be told / given a leaflet when I went for my first vaccination to the effect that 'this does not make you superhuman - you need to continue to take care'. A missed opportunity.
I fear that the take up of the second dose will be significantly lower than the first.
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #36 on: 12 February, 2021, 07:14:05 pm »
It has been quite widely disseminated that even after 2jabs you could carry the virus, on you if not in you, and therefore we should maintain social distancing. I agree that this message needs to be even better pushed.
The Times today had a front page piece that indicated that professional scientific opinion was that social distancing would have to be maintained at least until the Autumn. A virology academic friend is of the same opinion - unless Boris decides to feed his narcissism by allowing relaxation for the holidays, in which case it will be return to square 1 all over again.
I feel that we’re in a much better place for a continued lockdown ( preferably a better monitored one), than we would have been even 20 years ago.
We can pretty well all communicate with family by Zoom, FaceTime or whatever if we wish to. We can socialise in the same way should we wish. There are numerous virtual cycling and running etc platforms, Zoom yoga etc etc. It’s easy to phone people regularly and keep in touch. There’s Facebook for groups of people, and lots more.

Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #37 on: 12 February, 2021, 09:16:30 pm »
We can pretty well all communicate with family by Zoom, FaceTime or whatever if we wish to. We can socialise in the same way should we wish. There are numerous virtual cycling and running etc platforms, Zoom yoga etc etc. It’s easy to phone people regularly and keep in touch. There’s Facebook for groups of people, and lots more.

Point of order: All of those things are shit substitutes for actual human interaction.

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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #38 on: 12 February, 2021, 09:20:31 pm »
We can pretty well all communicate with family by Zoom, FaceTime or whatever if we wish to. We can socialise in the same way should we wish. There are numerous virtual cycling and running etc platforms, Zoom yoga etc etc. It’s easy to phone people regularly and keep in touch. There’s Facebook for groups of people, and lots more.

Point of order: All of those things are shit substitutes for actual human interaction.
That's true but they're a huge improvement on what we had 20 years ago.
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Re: Lifting Of Domestic Travel Restrictions
« Reply #39 on: 13 February, 2021, 01:51:02 am »
We can pretty well all communicate with family by Zoom, FaceTime or whatever if we wish to. We can socialise in the same way should we wish. There are numerous virtual cycling and running etc platforms, Zoom yoga etc etc. It’s easy to phone people regularly and keep in touch. There’s Facebook for groups of people, and lots more.

Point of order: All of those things are shit substitutes for actual human interaction.
That's true but they're a huge improvement on what we had 20 years ago.

They're an even bigger improvement on being dead.