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    Welshdad
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    Anyone else amazed/concerned about the fact that despite efforts made by schools and kids to social distance that this completely goes out of the window at school pickup times, no masks no distancing nothing.  I’m not sure if it’s a mixture of some people’s disbelief there is even any reality to the pandemic, or people thinking it’s now futile doing anything about it but if there is a second wave then I don’t think it’ll be long after school term starts.

    #43529 Report

    steveb2
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    It was the same at my son’s school when I picked him up.

    Parents aren’t allowed onto the school grounds because of lockdown (the teachers bring the kids out), which means dozens of parents on the pavement all talking away (and hardly a mask in sight).

    I’ll be surprised if there isn’t a second wave.

    (but to be honest, I’ve liked having my lad at home – the place hasn’t half been quiet this week.)

     

     

    #43531 Report

    Sherinam
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    They are expecting a second wave again. I think give it 6-8 weeks. October people tend to have the sniffles. I will continue with online shopping as I saw this bloke sneeze into his hands in greggs then touch the drinks and sandwiches with same fingers.

    It was gross so we have not gone back in there . I usually get sausage rolls on the way to the park as a treat but have given it a skip because of this man not even wearing a mask.

    #43532 Report

    sirtobi
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    hello,

    our son’s official bubble in school is 190 pupils. I don’t see any point in doing any extra efforts apart to keep distance and wearing a mask on my daily routines. For the school run it is just not worth it. If any of the children is infected we will get it anyway. There is no way around this.

    #43539 Report

    Welshdad
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    I think Sirtobi summed it up.  I think the feeling of many is that any efforts are pointless so why bother, and if anyone else doesn’t bother then any efforts you make are futile which just gets you more down.  It’s even more difficult to do this when even clinical staff in hospitals don’t bother.  How are you meant to take any guidance seriously when those on the front line don’t?  Maybe they came to the same conclusion that it’s a case of everyone will get it anyway.  It’s affected how everyone thinks and behaves and has caused great anxiety both to those who haven’t had it and those who have had it and suffering still or know/lost someone who’s had it.  One of the most difficult things about the whole thing is trying to explain any of this to kids when they ask questions because even they don’t see any of this making sense and you can understand why.  Why must they be careful, but only sometimes – and then its ok, why is it ok now ok, why must they do this or that…. why only in certain conditions……. why is it then ok to not do it and so on.  From an infection control perspective you can’t justify it cause it makes no sense, so with wearing masks in shops etc you end up saying “because you’ll get a fine if you don’t”.  It’s really frustrating trying to explain a world that makes no sense to kids that has had to grow up through the lockdown and even they then start having firm ideas about how crazy the whole situation is.

     

     

    #43540 Report

    sirtobi
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    Every measure taken from day one was a throw of the dice and nothing was half decent planned. I couldn’t explain anything to our 10 year old without refering to either morrons, lunatics or idiots and at no point was there any clear guidance. I give it it is something unprecedented and there has to be a learning curve. But this is just bad. The schools are just not equipped and instead of some rolling schedule and cutting it down to small groups, they decided to just do nothing. So there isn’t much we can explain.

    #43546 Report

    Welshdad
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    I couldn’t have said it better myself Sirtobi.  My son’s come to his own conclusions regarding the “leadership”.  I genuinely feel depressed and guilty almost for having brought a child into this world sometimes.  7 year olds should be having fun and being a child, not obsessing with killer viruses, and anger at people on television they’ve never even met feeling that they have ruined their future (before lockdown they were watching it on TV and discussing it in school).  I tell him things will get  better regardless of how I feel, and I try to encourage and take an interest in minecraft (one of his few escapism mechanisms) where he’s built all these worlds full of hope and creativity.  Thinking about what he’ll be when he grows up or what kind of a future he’ll have is something I’m struggling with right now

     

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