Are you worried yet.

CatmanV2

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Should we be worried about the reports coming out of Chile, 50% adult population vaccinated but just another rise in infection and entering lockdown.
Source?

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Don't worry. Found some. Interesting. Should we be worried? Probably not yet. Concerned and cautious? IMHO Yes
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Wack61

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That's probably it , 8000 people with deep pockets
Maybe they think everything is open

One reason I won't be going abroad until the world has returned to normal , I'm not spending £££ to be controlled and dictated to with the added risk of being stuck there for months
 

Felonious Crud

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That's probably it , 8000 people with deep pockets
Maybe they think everything is open

One reason I won't be going abroad until the world has returned to normal , I'm not spending £££ to be controlled and dictated to with the added risk of being stuck there for months
Exactly! The point of a holiday is to relax and be free. If it's all inconvenience, rules and bollox there's little pleasure in it.
 
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Nayf

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I trust a minimum spend has been imposed on their trip. Anything less than £2,000 of gross spend per foreign person allowed to enter our sceptered isle would be inadequate.

Honestly, though, what do they do when they get here? Even we're bored!
Twas always the way.
My wife (Brazilian) has to not only pay enormous prices for the right to pay taxes in this country every two and a half years, plus an NHS surcharge (despite already paying for it through her taxes), but she has to make do with a civil service who can mess up, lose, wrongly turn down, generally fail to do what it says on the tin, with no recourse, no money back for failed/bodged applications, and no legal standing, and which can take months with no real clue as to how it is going.

However, if you drop a million their way they can courier your citizenship over to you that afternoon.
 

Wack61

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Twas always the way.
My wife (Brazilian) has to not only pay enormous prices for the right to pay taxes in this country every two and a half years, plus an NHS surcharge (despite already paying for it through her taxes), but she has to make do with a civil service who can mess up, lose, wrongly turn down, generally fail to do what it says on the tin, with no recourse, no money back for failed/bodged applications, and no legal standing, and which can take months with no real clue as to how it is going.

However, if you drop a million their way they can courier your citizenship over to you that afternoon.
Sounds about right , isn't it pretty much the same in the US though, I seem to remember reading if you have a certain amount of cash and start a business employing an american you're straight in, flashing lights at immigration with a green card not far behind
 

Wack61

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"fighting" could be the operative word ;)
I went out to the local pub once during the eat out fiasco and that was only because I'd forgotten about it

i didn't recognise anyone in the pub at all so they must've come from all over

The 2 managers are both female , in order to minimise the threat they were on door duty as a drunk is less likely to hit a woman

It was like herding cats , they came in one door but didn't want to walk round the pub when their table was just outside the door so they started arguing

The one way system wasn't , because it was cheap families of 6 were ordering 3 course meals so the wait for food was 30 minutes when we got there , as we left it was an hour.

Next time we went it was a normal night and it was empty , 6-8 people in the whole pub so I doubt they'll be doing that again
 

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My local which is a very small pub by any standards, has a covered patio anyway and has extended that over the garden (about 50’ x 50’).
Bookings only for the first 2 weeks, you book by phoning the landlord on his mobile and if he knows you, your in, if not - no chance.
I expect to be able to have comfortable socially distanced drinks with people I know and recognise but have not really seen for 4-6 months.
 

CatmanV2

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My local which is a very small pub by any standards, has a covered patio anyway and has extended that over the garden (about 50’ x 50’).
Bookings only for the first 2 weeks, you book by phoning the landlord on his mobile and if he knows you, your in, if not - no chance.
I expect to be able to have comfortable socially distanced drinks with people I know and recognise but have not really seen for 4-6 months.
Our (not very) local is booking only. Won't be going. Would rather be out in the garden.

We have some bookings when we can get into the restaurant, though!

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RobinL

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Some of the rates on offer from DWP are a bit daft. No wonder our taxes don't appear to go very far.
Ops. Director £1200 per day? Doesn't even mention what type of operations. In fact the job description is typical DWP.
2 pages of text which basically says nothing but in a politically correct setting!!

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MarkMas

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My local which is a very small pub by any standards, has a covered patio anyway and has extended that over the garden (about 50’ x 50’).
Bookings only for the first 2 weeks, you book by phoning the landlord on his mobile and if he knows you, your in, if not - no chance.
I expect to be able to have comfortable socially distanced drinks with people I know and recognise but have not really seen for 4-6 months.
This is me arriving a little late at my local pub on the 13th when it opens: