Exhibiting and COVID19

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby tmcsean » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:55 am

Last week II let a surveyor into the next-door house (empty and for sale). I masked up, and when he arrived with no mask he said it was unnecessary because the pandemic is over. He had one in the car so that was alright. but my point is that the daily figures of Covid deaths has been normalised by repetition. If instead we had a major train crash every day or a full 737 crashing once or twice a week it would be clear that measures have to be taken. I suppose it might help if MPs and ministers were seen wearing masks, but then again maybe not, given their current level of credibility.

It will be a while before I will be able to get to an exhibition, because my wife's immune system has been seriously compromised since February - and even longer if they are largely mask-free zones..

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Will L » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:48 am

Daddyman wrote:Actually, they work both ways: ...

The point remains that people need to understand that the primary purpose of wearing a mask is to protect other people from you. The more you caveat this with the more marginal benefits for your self, the more you give other an excuses for not wearing one.

People don't deal well with complicated messages. "Wear a mask to protect others" is unambiguous, simple and strait forward, to say nothing of leaving those who somehow feel it's their human rights that are being infringed with little left to stand on.

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Daddyman » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:15 pm

Will L wrote:
Daddyman wrote:Actually, they work both ways: ...

The point remains that people need to understand that the primary purpose of wearing a mask is to protect other people from you. The more you caveat this with the more marginal benefits for your self, the more you give other an excuses for not wearing one.

People don't deal well with complicated messages. "Wear a mask to protect others" is unambiguous, simple and strait forward, to say nothing of leaving those who somehow feel it's their human rights that are being infringed with little left to stand on.

Fair point, Will. We're probably both aiming at the same thing.

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Enigma » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:22 pm

From Dec 4th to 19th, 'Britain's Largest Model Railway' (Heaton Lodge Junction) will be on show in Wakefield in a public setting. I would like to go and see it in action (I know where it is kept and have visited a couple of times but not to see it running). However, I am currently 'immune suppressed' as is Mrs Enigma so I am very wary about going. Very easy to get to, a 5min. bus ride (stop 100 yards away) and another 100 yds from the bus station into the venue - what could be easier? Under normal circumstances -Yes - but probably not now. I am extremely wary about even visiting the local club nights or area group meetings where I know and respect the other attendees. A public event like this is another thing as has been mentioned, there are a lot of numpties out there who seem to think everything is back to normal. It isn't!!

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby dcockling » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:03 pm

Unfortunately this may decide these issues for us.
Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59418127

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby LesGros » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:18 am

South Africa states now red listed; so quarantine required.

Beware Panicdemic reports from news outlets in search of another exciting news story.

Time will reveal the truth; meanwhile: Maintain hygiene. . .

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Daddyman » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:21 pm

LesGros wrote: Beware Panicdemic reports from news outlets in search of another exciting news story.


He says, using a term straight out of the tabloids...

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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby LesGros » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:37 pm

Daddyman wrote:. . .

He says, using a term straight out of the tabloids...


If the cap fits. . .
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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Tony Wilkins » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:03 pm

Yesterday evening, my wife and I went to see a concert in Nottingham, that had been postponed twice since we booked it early last year. We elected to use the tram to travel in and out of the city center, parking being what it is. Whilst most of the audience in the theater wore face coverings, it was a different story on the trams as despite notices everywhere urging travelers to wear them very few did. The omens are not good.
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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby LesGros » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:26 pm

Tony Wilkins wrote:. . . Whilst most of the audience in the theater wore face coverings, it was a different story on the trams as despite notices everywhere urging travelers to wear them very few did. The omens are not good. . .


Tony,
I concur it is disturbing; hence my comment about maintaining hygiene.
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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Paul Willis » Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:08 pm

Having just returned from a week in Rome, I have a slightly different perspective.

Coming from an environment of 99% mask wearing, and the use of a Green Pass for entry to public buildings, hotels, and most restaurants, then it seems that life is very normal and undisrupted. No one fails to comply, regardless of age or gender.

From what I've now observed in the UK, going through the airport last night, then shopping this morning, then the English are either extremely optimistic, extremely knowledgeable about pathogen transmission, extremely naive or extremely stupid.

Take your pick...

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PS - for fear of sounding hypocritical, I absolutely admit that I have not been behaving in the UK at Italian levels of compliance, which is why it came as such a surprise to see how widely respected the measures were by the Roman public.
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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Captain Kernow » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:39 pm

Paul Willis wrote:From what I've now observed in the UK, going through the airport last night, then shopping this morning, then the English are either extremely optimistic, extremely knowledgeable about pathogen transmission, extremely naive or extremely stupid.

Take your pick...

Very interesting, Paul and entirely consistent with what I've been told by folk I know who have been to other parts of Europe.

I think we all know which one to pick, I certainly do.
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Re: Exhibiting and COVID19

Postby Winander » Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:13 pm

Mask wearing in shops and on public transport will be mandatory from next week, Bojo announced a short time ago.
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