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Has Today's Government Guidance Changed Your Christmas Plans ?

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Just listening to the News has the message "Keep it Local" changed your plans? Mine remain the same as we had already decided not to visit family in Wales.

beccatavender
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
TheChimp
TheChimp3 months ago

It's not going to change anyone's attitudes.

If people were going to ignore the advice, they were going to ignore it anyway.

We're going to go into a right sh*tstorm after Xmas and I hope that that you're all ready for it.

Get your toilet roll in now.

And if you do visit your older relatives, let's just hope that you don't give them Covid.

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angelik
angelik3 months ago

No changes to my plans, but that's because we are celebrating Christmas at home. We're not visiting anyone and no one is visiting us this year.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 months ago

angelik Same here.

It's really hard though because both sets of parents aren't very well, but we'd rather stay at home.

Could you imagine the chance of giving your parents Covid, and then they die, just for a Xmas dinner?

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angelik
angelik3 months ago

TheChimp As hard as it is, it has to be the best thing to do this year, especially if they are unwell.

Sadly, I think there are going to be a lot of people losing loved ones to Covid in the New Year because of all the meeting up at Christmas.

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hspexy
hspexy3 months ago

No changes to our plans. It was going to be a quiet one, like most years. We will just make the most of what we havd

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 months ago

The media have virtually forced them into it , threatening headlines of "Boris cancels Christmas " . However the same media will also blame the government when the rate inevitably spirals in early January . No win situation !

As has been mentioned the terminally thick and selfish will do as they wish , being either too thick to understand the harm they do or more likely not bothered .

It is all an exercise in balancing risk and dangling the carrot to encourage the population to follow rules/guidelines . To be fair if you keep on removing said carrot the compliance of the population (such as it is ) is going to be tested to the limit .

Personally my "carrot" is dangling about next April/May time . Hopefully we should be reaching 50% + vaccination by then , the warmer days will lead to less indoor mixing , the annual flu season will be over and hopefully a modicum of normality will be returning .

I would advise everyone not to have their personal "carrot" set any earlier than that .

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neo1
neo13 months ago

Nope not changing my plans, on own anyway so wont be seeing anyone nor going anywhere

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 months ago

No. They don't get to decide how people celebrate Christmas, or take it away.

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Golfforall
Golfforall3 months ago

I'm afraid they do . Its their job to look after the safety of the population whether we like it or not !

Its not "clever" or "cool" to suggest otherwise however we may feel .

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

If you want freedom to make your own decisions about how you cope with covid with no gov't interference, just remember to not hold out your hand for handouts, medical help or any other benefits. After all you can't expect to allow a disease to run riot through disobedience but accept all the expensive help!

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

No, but I believe the gov't should change their plans for the vaccination programme. Through no fault of their own children are spreading the disease like wild fire by being forced into schools with no social distancing, masks or any other safeguards.

Sad as it may be old folk are now the most guarded and safe unless they themselves choose not to be but many youngsters are being forced to mix even if they don't want to.

Schools could have and should have closed this week and families isolated where possible so by Xmas they could be relatively sure of being clear. And I speak as an old person who would gladly delay my vaccine in order for those 'mixing' to get one.

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Tk3
Tk33 months ago

Regardless of what the government is telling us, people are going to do

What they want. They’ll mix because they probably just don’t care

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 months ago

All the more reason for the sensible among us to take extra care.

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flipside
flipside3 months ago

Not for me. The concept of going away during Christmas has always sounded too stressful for me anyway. I just like to be at home relaxed by the fire.

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ptenn00
ptenn003 months ago

I wasn't going to listen to the government in the first place. I will keep myself and my family safe, no need to go visiting others in person for the time being

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig3 months ago

We were staying at home anyway and not going anywhere so it hasn't changed our plans. We aren't visiting anyone and no one is visiting us. My parents are in the vulnerable category and my husband is a teacher and there have been a few cases in his school recently so no way I am risking it!

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer3 months ago

Far too many people are going to not listen to the what the government says and after the whole disastrous handling of the whole situation then I can see why a lot of people will ignore advice.

My plans wont change and will be spending the day in the house, its down to everyone to take your own precautions and be sensible.

I still don't get why we have different rules in the different nations. Why don't they just have the same rules in for the whole of the uk? Especially with the shower of **** that is Brexit you would think they would try to unite the nations.

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k4ren2006
k4ren20063 months ago

Nope and I'm in Wales so expected to drop one of my children. There'll be six of us, all adults all working from home and online shopping. Two have underlying health conditions so we're all being super careful in the run up and we'll be having our turkey and sprouts like planned.

The idea of putting up with lockdown/fire breaks was to save Christmas. Why should we be punished because the powers that be couldn't get it right....none of us have caught the virus and have no plans to either but we do trust each other and will semi socially distance on the day (no hugs)

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RachHC
RachHC3 months ago

No changes for us, we were always ‘keeping it local’ just seeing mine and OH parent for Christmas presents etc

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