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Old 16-03-2020, 12:12   #616
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Because carers have their own lives to lead in the outside world, do you think there could be problems with them then going in to care for isolated people?

I have chosen one of my carers to live with me for the duration, but the four months quarantine is now being reported as possibly lasting a year!
Well actually itís very frightening Richard because in the last 24 hours, Iíve just been informed that a patient, I had dealings with on Friday, just tested positive for Covid-19.
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Re: Coronavirus

Mcdonalds latest advert features Coronas 90's classic Rhythm of the Night. Launched on TV in the past week. Appropriate?

https://youtu.be/_IhoCBTyQPI

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Old 16-03-2020, 12:28   #618
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Well actually itís very frightening Richard because in the last 24 hours, Iíve just been informed that a patient, I had dealings with on Friday, just tested positive for Covid-19.
I think i speak for all on here when i say, I hope you're tested promptly and found to be safe.
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Old 16-03-2020, 12:28   #619
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Mcdonalds latest advert features Coronas 90's classic Rhythm of the Night. Launched on TV in the past week. Appropriate?

https://youtu.be/_IhoCBTyQPI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5e1ZBFVKek
Yes, itís appropriate.

The only people who will say otherwise are the permanently offended thought police that have nothing better to do all day than be outraged on Twatter.

These adverts have long lead times, and the song will have been selected (and covered, because it isnít Coronaís version theyíre using) many months ago.

In other news, Corona beer is still on sale at my local Thresher. Outrage!
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Old 16-03-2020, 12:29   #620
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Well actually itís very frightening Richard because in the last 24 hours, Iíve just been informed that a patient, I had dealings with on Friday, just tested positive for Covid-19.
Oh no, let's hope that everbody is ok.

Maybe there is a case for having the same carers live in? But the problem is that there won't be enough staff beds and carers will still need to sleep.
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Old 16-03-2020, 12:30   #621
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I think i speak for all on here when i say, I hope you're tested promptly and found to be safe.
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Re: Coronavirus

The DWP have suspended all face to face assessments for ESA, PIP, DLA for three months.

The free TVL for all over 75's has now been extended until 1 August, I guess that they don't wsnt them going outside to buy a TV licence. In fact, come to think of it, they should also suspend TV licence inspectors from making house visits too.
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The BBC and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have issued the following statement on TV Licences for over 75s.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/st...C-A0DFC28169F1

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Yes, itís appropriate.

The only people who will say otherwise are the permanently offended thought police that have nothing better to do all day than be outraged on Twatter.

These adverts have long lead times, and the song will have been selected (and covered, because it isnít Coronaís version theyíre using) many months ago.

In other news, Corona beer is still on sale at my local Thresher. Outrage!
Are you still going to let out your room for the time being? I'd be wary of allowing strangers into the family home, but there again i'm in poor health and am self isolating.
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I think i speak for all on here when i say, I hope you're tested promptly and found to be safe.
They no longer test people unless theyíre showing signs of symptoms of Covid-19 and more crucially, have been admitted to hospitals.

The basic advice is that as soon as symptoms show, Iím to go in to self isolation. If symptoms show and I deteriorate further, then that is when I assume I will get admitted, they donít want people turning up in A & E Departments unless symptoms are a threat to life.
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They no longer test people unless theyíre showing signs of symptoms of Covid-19 and more crucially, have been admitted to hospitals.

The basic advice is that as soon as symptoms show, Iím to go in to self isolation. If symptoms show and I deteriorate further, then that is when I assume I will get admitted, they donít want people turning up in A & E Departments unless symptoms are a threat to life.

I thought that testing was going to be made fully available to medical professionals/first responders (similar to how the US intend to act)

Regardless, I hope you stay safe

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They no longer test people unless theyíre showing signs of symptoms of Covid-19 and more crucially, have been admitted to hospitals.

The basic advice is that as soon as symptoms show, Iím to go in to self isolation. If symptoms show and I deteriorate further, then that is when I assume I will get admitted, they donít want people turning up in A & E Departments unless symptoms are a threat to life.
Carers are selflessly putting themselves at risk by caring for those who might have the virus. Those who find themselves in a position where they have to self isolate obviously can't attend work.

This will be why volunteers and retired people are to be asked to care for people. However, these good people probably won't have the experience & qualifications that you and your colleagues have, so it will be interesting. They could unintentionally cause damage by not knowing how to use a hoist properly etc.
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There are 53 cases in Hampshire, out of a local population of 1,376,316.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274
That they've detected. Given they aren't screening anyone who isn't seriously ill or dead any longer the real figure is probably a heck of a lot more. The stats on this are meaningless given the testing criteria now.
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That they've detected. Given they aren't screening anyone who isn't seriously ill or dead any longer the real figure is probably a heck of a lot more. The stats on this are meaningless given the testing criteria now.
For once, I agree with Mr K, he is right. Even the Chief Medical Officer and his team say there is thousands out there with Coronavirus, that just havenít been detected. Though one thing that is positive for the UK, is that we have tested a hell of a lot more people than the U.S has.
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Are you still going to let out your room for the time being? I'd be wary of allowing strangers into the family home, but there again i'm in poor health and am self isolating.
Our B&B is still operating. We only have self-enclosed units, and due to other pressures weíre only actually using one of them this year - a shepherdís hut that sits outside our house. Itís a small space, easily wiped down between guests, and Iím only in the space with them for 30 seconds while delivering room service each morning. I donít even need to do that - with a little thought I could deliver breakfast to the storage locker outside the hut. It will be a little less magical than the big wicker hamper we normally deposit on their bed, but needs must.

Nobody living here is in an at-risk group so Iím not concerned. We will either get it or we wonít. And even though I will welcome a few hundred strangers here during the season (assuming they donít all start cancelling), thatís still fewer than some of you will see at the station or in your workplaces every day.

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