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4th JULY ??

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Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
23-Jun-2020 17:37 Message #4784553
No not American Independence
Day, but the lockdown restrictions lifted...

Hairdressers / barbers open
Cinemas, pubs , restaurants,
Cafes , museums ...etc

How safe will you feel about dipping your toes into the unknown ?

Personally I will err on the side of caution, hmmm perhaps an outdoor venue ???

Yes we've all missed these facilities that we've always taken for granted ....but will you be rushing to the pub for that pint ?
If so mines a G & T ;)
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
23-Jun-2020 17:43 Message #4784555
I have had a little grumble from time to time but I can't say I have missed anything in particular.

Hairdressers / barbers open
Cinemas, pubs , restaurants,
Cafes , museums ...etc

I use them all occasionally but not enough to miss them when they are not there. I'm now cutting my own hair and can't see me bothering to go back to a hairdresser now. Perhaps museums will be the only one I will go back to. I have embraced the longer walks, sitting in the park and enjoying the fresh air.
brisinger  Male  Lancashire
23-Jun-2020 17:46 Message #4784557
But you still can't go to most fitness centres such as gym's, swimming pools and dance studios. Oh the irony.
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
23-Jun-2020 18:00 Message #4784560
I'm with you on that one brisinger,

I've not REALLY missed that much and although I do have a hair appointment on July 4th, I was due to go the day they shut hairdressers down, so I'm one of the first through the doors...
TBH I'm rather liking my boho hair style .....
Just need some flowers around my neck ...then I'll be really rocking it. Lol

And more into nature these days, so a nice socially distancing gathering in a garden or country side is a thumbs up for me :)
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
23-Jun-2020 18:02 Message #4784562
Is skinny dipping allowed as no pools open ?
As long as you socially distance I suppose;)
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
23-Jun-2020 18:42 Message #4784572
No because its different here to in England
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
23-Jun-2020 18:49 Message #4784574
Sorry was only referring to England really as other parts of UK do differ
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
23-Jun-2020 19:30 Message #4784576
It will be nice to see businesses open instead of shuttered, will follow rules and enjoy,, a bit lol
HonestBob  Male  the Central region
23-Jun-2020 20:06 Message #4784577
"How safe will you feel about dipping your toes into the unknown ?"

I personally don't go to any of those things. I've been working throughout the virus and have seen very little social distancing being adhered to. According to my accounts, and an online friends account who lives in a small town in the very south of England, us Scots haven't take the whole thing serious at all!

I'm sure I'll be ok.
HonestBob  Male  the Central region
23-Jun-2020 20:08 Message #4784578
"But you still can't go to most fitness centres such as gym's, swimming pools and dance studios. Oh the irony."

All gyms have been closed up here for months now! Even my works gym where I'm frequently the only one in at 6am in the morning.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
23-Jun-2020 20:21 Message #4784582
Whilst the virus has been going on....we've all been secretly monitored and given points for being good.....and the final scores will be issued shortly......

If you have get a badge......with 'I passed my Social distancing Proficiency test' written on it.....

If you have failed.....then you get to try again next year....if you haven't 'mysteriously' disappeared.....never to be seen the meantime....
AndyMacG  Male  the West Midlands
23-Jun-2020 20:42 Message #4784588
Well, i've been good Tumbled but i haven't had my past my proficiency test badge as yet but from the way my Dr's practice is / has been treating me i think i have already been written off TBH as of yet i still haven't had my letter of urgency to self isolate even though i have spoken to my Dr's surgery reception staff on many occasions to date with regard to said letter.
I find the whole thing totally misleading from start to present day :(

Andy Mac
AndyMacG  Male  the West Midlands
23-Jun-2020 20:43 Message #4784589
Whooops meant to say ... "No, i wont be celebrating for a long while yet".

Andy Mac
fosy  Male  Leicestershire
23-Jun-2020 22:43 Message #4784598
i had my first pub pint [since lockdown] 2wks ago, it didnt touch the sides... ;¬)

Sea  Female  Essex
23-Jun-2020 22:55 Message #4784599
Hi Topaz, yes you can swim anywhere outdoors. Sea, rivers, lakes. Near me I have seen some very dedicated looking swimmers; full kit and goggles, cap etc. swimming the length of the river on a few occasions now. This has been since a few weeks ago. I am not quite into swimming marathons, more just leisurely but have swum in the sea and the river so far. Definitely easy to social distance: even the ducks keep out of the way. : -)
vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire
23-Jun-2020 23:22 Message #4784603
I can't see many people giving their proper and address when they go to the pub.

What about someone who calls in at a quiet country pub, with, how can I say, eerrrmm, someone else's wife/husband! lol.
They are hardly going to give the game away by giving their true identity!
No doubt there will be a lot of Mr & Mrs Smith's on the pub lists! lol lol.
johnlock  Male  Essex
24-Jun-2020 09:52 Message #4784619
It will be a mamouth piss up in my local!

I haven't been paranoid about this virus but have been carefull. Sadly I think quite a few will become agrophobic & are unlikely to go to a supermarket, pub, resturant or cinema again.

NoSaint  Female  Devon
25-Jun-2020 08:01 Message #4784702
I won't be rushing to the pub or gym or anywhere attracting larger numbers of people. I do believe it's the right time to relax the rules but like many I will continue being more careful for a few weeks yet.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
25-Jun-2020 10:20 Message #4784723
The only one I'm really wanting is the hairdressers, I'm starting to look like Cousin It from the Adams family.
Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire
25-Jun-2020 15:57 Message #4784767
Nope, it will just be another day.

All I really want to open are:
Doctors' surgeries
Small café/tearooms
most of all Theatres.

Theatres can open I heard as long as there is no live performance ......... err, isn't that what theatre is about. A place where people mostly sit still and watch a performance yet we can go and all mix together in a pub - crazy.

Sadly, National Coaches are no more which I used massively but I hear Shearings have been bought by Leger. More expensive though so it may be only 6 trips a year instead of 9 or 10 ....... lol

I tried to ring my hairdresser last week but the number is unobtainable so it looks like she has used this lock-down to retire. Need to find another and another optician as well as mine went bust.
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
25-Jun-2020 18:44 Message #4784772
There have already been illegal parties going on, to which I am certain no social distancing will have been observed.

I really can't imagine what it will be like on 4th JULY...
Pubs, parties....lots of alcohol...
I don't know about rules being relaxed ...people certainly will be and I'm concerned there will be a lot of people up close in more ways than one.

Fingers crossed there won't be a spike to spoil it for others but also put others in danger...this is far from over !
Some people are already acting irresponsibly.

Let's hope these few months haven't been in vain.
Aely  Female  Hampshire
26-Jun-2020 13:33 Message #4784842
Our local (The Ship Inn) is at least 400 years old and delightful. It was a regular drinking hole for Dick Turpin. It is tiny. Apparently it will be open on the 4th July but I won't be rushing there. I reckon they will be able to Social Distance about 6 single drinkers or 3 households of maybe 4 people inside. If they utilise the car park and set out tables that would give space for maybe a dozen more people.

There is another pub, dates way back to the 60s rather than the 1600s but it's much the same size and has a smaller car park.

So I'll leave what space there is to those who actually want to buy and consume alcohol.

I've been keeping a close eye on the statistics recently and to be honest, I think Boris is being a bit previous on letting go of the reins to such an extent. I'll keep my distance.
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
26-Jun-2020 23:05 Message #4784890
I'll leave socialising for a bit longer and carry on with two metre distancing. No mad rush is there?
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
26-Jun-2020 23:30 Message #4784892
Quite a lot are still catching it......and deaths are still happening.....184 more today in uk......907 in Brazil....

It's put me off Brazil nuts for now....

I've got a home virus test being delivered tomorrow.....I'll do it and send it back on monday.....

People who are catching it in the last few days......some will be dead by the 4th......

Knowing my luck......I'll peg it on the 3rd.....

So I won't be making any arrangements......apart from the funeral......Do I want to rot underground......or burn at such a temperature that all my 'stuff' turns to some sort of ashy stuff......Tricky decision......
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
27-Jun-2020 16:38 Message #4784924
I shall show some caution but may visit a pub if it's not too crowded. I think the government had no choice but to relax some of the rules and are hoping that not everyone will be rushing out to celebrate.

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