[dancing] As the End Times approach

Dom

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#21
Obviously the tag is [dancing], cos what else would you do when the End Times are here?. Talking of which, I stole the title from @Dom blog.
The original blog post appears to have died of COVID-19 and is no longer in the personal blogs!
 
#22
At least there’s still one bar I can go to! I’m officially fine and fit to spend my days in a room with 30 x 14year old human Petri dishes - and that’s official. Glad to be doing my bit to keep the country running, though increasing staff absence is making things squeal a bit. (English understatement.)

I’m keeping most of my political statements to Twitter.

But.....,

THEY’RE CANCELING CONS!!!!!!

I might be forced into the Methadone that is online gaming.
 
#24
I've never been to North Star, and had already decided not to do 7 Hills either because of lack of cash/holiday time. But thanks to Dom and others for trying to find ways folk can still game together. Feel sorry for the Garrison losing out on revenue - once we're out the other side of this thing, there's going to be a lot of clearing up/sorting out to do that's for sure!
 

Dom

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#26
If you need a sick note I have heard that 111.nhs.uk can help you.
No, but you can screenshot/photograph the outcome of your consultation.
Self-certification for the first 7 days.
Don't call 111 or use online unless your COVID-19 symptoms get worse or haven't gone within 7 days.

After 7 days, if your high temperature is gone and you feel better you can return to work.
However, everyone in your household is quarantined for 14 days from the date that you have symptoms.
If they get COVID-19 symptoms, the individual goes to the 7-day timeline. So you could be off for 3 weeks if you get ill on day 14.
Everyone else stays on the original 14-day timeline, it doesn't reset with additional people becoming ill.
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
#27
Went into the office today and got my laptop updated with a bit of kit so I can use it from home. 3pm - message round from senior management - as of tomorrow, all staff who are able to work from home must now work from home until the all-clear...

Fingers crossed, the bit of kit works...
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
#29
Went into the office today and got my laptop updated with a bit of kit so I can use it from home. 3pm - message round from senior management - as of tomorrow, all staff who are able to work from home must now work from home until the all-clear...

Fingers crossed, the bit of kit works...
And it worked. Now I have to clear space in the family room so I can work properly on a table (the old kitchen table from my Mum's house...)
 

Dom

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#30
The better half is now working from home. I’m still in, but that’s what happens when you’re part of the COVID-19 crisis management team for a food manufacturer.

Seeing a steady trickle of cases (either with symptoms, because of family or because school year is closed) developing plus people stranded overseas.
 
#31
It is hitting the Transport Industry hard. With our Sub Contractors they are having a lot of Drivers self isolating. We are also seeing Customers refusing to sign PDA's or even allowing Drivers out of their cabs. Customers are panic stocking as well which is putting a massive strain on the Transport Network.

If you can work from Home, I would take the opportunity. I am not in that category, as to do my job I have to be in Work along with the Warehouse Staff. A shout out to all those that cannot work from Home

Personally I think only if the Company is shipping food, pharmaceuticals and other critical goods they should be given priority. Vehicles from other sectors should help with those Supply Chains than non essential goods.
 

Guvnor

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#32
Personally I think only if the Company is shipping food, pharmaceuticals and other critical goods they should be given priority. Vehicles from other sectors should help with those Supply Chains than non essential goods.
Utterly agree.
I feel we need a little bit more a proactive stance from the Government, more Nye Bevan and central planning than Lloyd George and liberal freedoms. People pull together in Britain at times of crisis.. then go back to being individualists later.. IMHO
A decree or two would give logistics managers the right to prioritise on a simple list basis, they are more than competent in doing that, they just need the ability to declare force majeure on contracts.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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#33
The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.

At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to become infected. Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance and to monitor their impact.
Read more:
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17...e-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/
 
#34
I missed the bit where Diabetes puts me “at risk”. Apparently I should have been working from home since Monday rather than striving to keep our school open. That’s now been corrected and I’m on my way home.

Schools are slowly fading away from within with increasing staff and student absence. We all guessed from the off that they’d close 2 weeks before Easter to give a full 4 week break at minimum disruption. Now I’m not so sure. Why bother having emergency powers on Wed of you’re going to close schools on Fri?
 

Maddz

Rune Priest
#35
OK, just got back from Morrisons. Both Paul and I had been in Waitrose at lunchtime yesterday and Thursday, and fresh food was pretty heavily picked over and gone by then. Morrisons was busy when we arrived at about 8 am; pretty good stocks of fresh food but I think it will be largely gone by lunch time. We were shopping for ourselves and Paul's mother.

Ambient and frozen books had large gaps. No flour, dried fruit mostly gone, breakfast cereal large gaps, tinned veg and soups large gaps, table sauces large gaps, frozen picked over (we got the last 2 packs of McCains french fries and nothing else except wedges and weird shapes were available), frozen veg don't be silly. The bakery was OK, but the pre-packed bakery aisle was pretty empty.

So, if you want fresh food, be at your local supermarket when it opens, and don't expect to find ambient or frozen food. If you see something, buy it and freeze it if you can. Also try local markets if you have any - I think supply chains will be disrupted for a while. Hopefully, we won't be down to cabbage soup in a few weeks!
 

Dom

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#36
We’ve placed a largish order with the local farm shop for fresh meat etc. Most will be frozen.

Morrisons has bad supply chain management at the best of times, and this makes our local store look like Soviet era shopping.
 
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