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Lockdown.

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A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London
28-Jan-2020 06:28 Message #4769370
If a virus forced a complete lockdown across the U.K. with only dedicated workers allowed to leave their home under supervision could you cope?
Male
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
28-Jan-2020 07:32 Message #4769371
If utilities were maintained and food delivered survival would not be difficult. There would be radio broadcasts to listen to for instructions and relief of boredom.
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HonestBob  Male  the Central region
28-Jan-2020 08:48 Message #4769375
Well I deliver fresh and frozen food, so I'd guess I might be a dedicated worker..... I'd love it! The roads would be so clear and quiet even through the night hehehehe

my freezer is full of chicken and salmon, my dogs freezer is full to the brim.... I could do a few days locked up!
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
28-Jan-2020 10:50 Message #4769381
It would be difficult for the dogs, they'd be running around like crazy, but I have loads of things I could do.
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Greencare  Female  Berkshire
28-Jan-2020 22:27 Message #4769415
I could remain the house for a long time reading, doing puzzles and a few hobbies.
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside
28-Jan-2020 22:32 Message #4769416
I, d cope quite easily for about a week after that I, d be looking for an escape route lol
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Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
28-Jan-2020 23:37 Message #4769423
HonestBob. You could’ve delivering less perishable foods or lots of tins wearing a very smart hazchem suit.
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NoSaint  Female  Devon
29-Jan-2020 06:27 Message #4769434
I would start going stir after a couple of weeks but if it was a precaution against a deadly virus then there would be Ian incentive to remain confined.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
29-Jan-2020 07:32 Message #4769436
I expect the knock on effect would cause havoc....as things gradually grind to a halt.....

Being locked in....with food supplies, utilities, internet, reading material, information etc...is one thing.....I'd be as happy as a pig in...whatever

If all that runs out....then that's something else...
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vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire
29-Jan-2020 09:04 Message #4769439
If Bob is gonna deliver the fresh and frozen goods to the shops, how, if we are locked in are we gonna get it!?

Oh, I forgot, the BIGGER supermarkets deliver!

Aldi and Lidl will each have to buy a Transit van!
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Bewildered  Female  Norfolk
30-Jan-2020 21:28 Message #4769560
I would have to keep going to work in a bio chemical suit......... 60mph over the bridge with no police to pull me over lol
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Templar2013  Male  South East London
31-Jan-2020 15:24 Message #4769584
It's an interesting scenario. They could quarantine each town and limit travel between towns and cities.

Might make a good film Chiog ££££.
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NoSaint  Female  Devon
2-Feb-2020 08:07 Message #4769648
We are seeing how the Chinese are fighting to contain the spread of the virus and the precautions taken here in the uk.
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A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London
10-Feb-2020 05:55 Message #4770257
The layout of the U.K. would make is viable to seal of large towns and cities even maintaining a cordon around London and the M25.
Apparently China has been able to do this around Wuhan. This would have been impossible in Africa for instance.

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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
10-Feb-2020 11:24 Message #4770275
I'm not sure it does CHIOG, everywhere has places that run onto fields, footpaths, little backroads, main motorways, roads and rail could be sealed off, but you'd effectively have to put somewhere under siege to totally cut it off and that take a huge amount of people to surround an area completely.
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Greencare  Female  Berkshire
26-Feb-2020 23:04 Message #4771477
The OP’s question may become very pertinent in the not so distant future.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
27-Feb-2020 12:02 Message #4771500
Yep 15 confirmed cases in the UK now AND a primary school has closed!....
Female
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
27-Feb-2020 16:00 Message #4771510
I don't think we'll go to lock-down. So far they've been brilliant.

I think Europe needs to check its borders, not just airports. You can drive from N. Italy to Switzerland without anyone stopping you. It's pretty much in every European country.
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NoSaint  Female  Devon
27-Feb-2020 18:45 Message #4771518
Should the worst happen we are fortunate to be an island.
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
27-Feb-2020 18:49 Message #4771519
I'm not sure that mass international transport is the problem, mass comunication is enabling warnings to passed on much quicker, we didn't have mass international transport during any of the medieval plagues but the spread was rapid and over a huge area, so I don't think us being an island would help very much. The best we can do is be vigilant, if we have symptoms, get tested and remeber to cover ones face when coughing and sneezing and wash hands properly.
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Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
27-Feb-2020 23:12 Message #4771532
I would imagine that the main reasons that it is possible to lockdown Chinese towns is partly because people are far more obedient in China than here, and partly because the punishments for even minor transgressions are that much greater. They don't have any shortage of people keeping an eye on you and reporting you if you do anything out of the ordinary. I would expect that lockdown would suddenly become quite possible here too, if they put the place under martial law. Though perhaps lockdown is not the right word; curfew would seem more appropriate.
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badman  Male  Suffolk
28-Feb-2020 07:36 Message #4771533
Depends on who I was locked in with.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
28-Feb-2020 08:01 Message #4771535
Depends on who I was locked in with.

But you just know it’s not gonna be the one you want it to be :(
Male
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
17-Apr-2020 11:14 Message #4776995
Do you remember back to the days when it was all just a possibility?......

Oh....those were the days....we could sit on benches....and all sorts....
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Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
17-Apr-2020 13:13 Message #4777008
This thread made interesting reading retrospectively. I feel like I have coped much better than most, so far. I think that living alone helps and being able to work from home. I have just realised that I have been distancing now for two months. Mostly, I have found it quite relaxing. I'm not sure that I would find it quite so easy if I wasn't able to get out on my bike or for a walk though. That would be grim.

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