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Re: I have to ask

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:35 am

It will be Boris tracking you. We have to know what you Scots are up to in case you decide to invade the wall as you did in days gone by.


As a Johnson, Boris is almost certainly more 'scottish' than me... unlike Sturgeon. Theres an Irony there...

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Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:05 am

Tut... [-( :roll: That's Johnstones paint... a different name entirely and originating from a scottish border reiver family... :grin:

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Postby King Herald » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:45 pm

It seems to me that if you give them then they give you tea and a biscuit. Clearly you should have supplied tea and biscuits to them.

Did you respond to the letter or wait for your own doctor to contact you?

The waits at Blackburn are reported to be in the four hour range. Probably hoping that some of the prospective recipients will have frozen to death before they get to the front.
That’s the annoying thing about GPs around my way, a year into this fiasco now and the only thing that have done towards coping is lock patients out.

If you do manage to get by through the grilling of a phone call to the receptionist, and then are found worthy of a call back from a GP, and if perchance you can get a personal face to face with a doctor, you have to queue up outside the GP surgery, in the cold and rain, only one person allowed in at a time. There is no cover from the elements, no marquee in place, nowhere for the elderly or infirm to take a seat or rest... and the car park has been closed down so only two cars can get in at a time.

My 86 year old infirm dad had to go down for a blood test... and had to stand outside for 20 minutes. Balanced on two walking sticks the whole time.

Most all shops and businesses in town have invested and adapted to try and retain a vestige of normality, but the GPs, no, they just locked the doors.
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Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:59 pm

My doctors allow you in as they have around 40 seats, but my dentist you stand outside on the pavement in the cold weather with everyone walking past.
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Postby andys » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:58 pm

My doctors allow you in as they have around 40 seats, but my dentist you stand outside on the pavement in the cold weather with everyone walking past.
I popped into Peterborough services today to get a takeaway Mcdonalds.
Got a real surprise.
They've got an eating area where people were happily eating their food at the tables.
🤔

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Re: I have to ask

Postby krankshaft » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:21 pm

Some people are just sooooo irresponsible.......


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Re: I have to ask

Postby King Herald » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:30 am

They've got an eating area where people were happily eating their food at the tables.
🤔

I'm pretty sure I saw people sitting down in our local MacDo when I drove past a couple of day ago. I seriously can't imagine a corporate giant like MacDonalds would just flaunt the law, so have the rules changed recently?
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Postby andys » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:55 pm

They've got an eating area where people were happily eating their food at the tables.
🤔

I'm pretty sure I saw people sitting down in our local MacDo when I drove past a couple of day ago. I seriously can't imagine a corporate giant like MacDonalds would just flaunt the law, so have the rules changed recently?
Probably not.
My point is that it's the clearest case I've seen recently of a two tier system where some of the bigger players are exempted from the rules that smaller businesses are forced to abide by.

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Re: I have to ask

Postby george baker » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:27 pm

Hi
I suspect the tables where people were happily eating was not under the control of McD but a general area inside the services, I also suspect that no one wanted to be the person who asked the diners to stop

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Re: I have to ask

Postby Mike D » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:32 pm

Motorway services are allowed indoor dining:
We are seeing a lot of complaints about motorway service areas allowing indoor dining. Regardless of personal opinions on the subject, the law specifically says it is allowed. Away from the motorways food must be takeaway only, and brands such as McDonald's are not allowing walk-in customers on A-roads.
Lifted from: https://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Coronavirus

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Re: I have to ask

Postby george baker » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:35 pm

Hi
must make sense to someone ;-(
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Re: I have to ask

Postby andys » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:49 pm

Motorway services are allowed indoor dining:
We are seeing a lot of complaints about motorway service areas allowing indoor dining. Regardless of personal opinions on the subject, the law specifically says it is allowed. Away from the motorways food must be takeaway only, and brands such as McDonald's are not allowing walk-in customers on A-roads.
Lifted from: https://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Coronavirus

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Peterborough services is not on the motorway so obviously the exemption applies to all major services but how is it right.
Do they have some magic filter that stops the spread.
It goes further to illustrate the two tier system that's evolved out of this. I mean think about it.
Everyone who arrives at a services apart from motorcyclists has a car van or lorry.
These are a safe comfortable isolated environment in which to eat.
So someone explain the logic being applied allowing these places to open their dining areas.


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