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Very quiet in Edinburgh, I've been dealing with no starts/dangerous to drive jobs only to help those who need it the most, some folk panicing, some folk not in the slight bit worried...which is terrifying.

Folk don't take this seriously enough until it's too late, thus laying down my tools completly this coming week to go into isolation. Getting out the city looks like a pretty good option at the moment.
 

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It’s very strange , i got back from my school contract to find the wife on a 4 way conference call with colleagues working out the various scenarios that could or may happen.
The cash flow & the payroll needs varying different scenarios laid out & presented taking into account the government aid , all sounds very complex as the wife asks the questions of before & after periods.
Due to health concerns the arena is now shut & all meetings must be done from home via calls / FaceTime.
Stability in the job seems to have vanished completely overnight , with nothing now guaranteed.
Scary times indeed for the next 4 months by the way the talk was going.
One common issue is the interpretation of what the government mean by paying the 80% , everyone had a different take on it so that needs further confirmation.
2 members of staff are feeling ill & the wife is worried as she was in close contact with them last week so is waiting to see if it’s just a sickness bug or the start of the virus hitting them both.
Time for me to withdraw myself from taxing for my sake & the wife’s as she suffers from asthma.
This is not a game , this is serious & you can’t treat this virus lightly because you don’t know how your body will react if catch Covid -19.
Stay safe everyone 👍
 

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We'll we've been invaded by tourists down here in Pembrokeshire, the coast is littered with campervans, motorhomes, families on the beach's with the buckets and spades out, good to see the British public taking it seriously. Car park closures are on the cards! Not normally my thing but been drafted in to monitor usage, at least I'm still getting paid!
 

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Well I'm stuck in for seven days now. Had a temperature of 37.9 at about 7pm last night and felt quite rough. For about an hour.

Temperature has been fine ever since. I do have a very mild sore throat, but no cough (other than clearing throat as I am a smoker).

I was being sensible anyway for the last week as Lisa woke up over a week ago with a high temp in the night, a headache a couple of days before that and a sore throat for a few days after. We called NHS 111 at the time (mainly because of whether Beth should come home - explained a bit more further down my post) and was advised that we should both self-isolate for 7 days (it was a few days prior to govt advice that households isolate for 14 days instead of 7), so I still took the dogs out in the morning as I showed no symptoms (keeping my distance from anyone I saw).

So Lisa finished her isolation on Saturday and I'm now in isolation until next Sunday! :LOL:

Can't even take the dogs out now :(

The worrying bit is that my youngest daughter came back home on Saturday after being away due to Lisa Self-Isolating (Beth has brittle asthma so thought it best she stayed away). She went to her mum's for her usual fortnightly visit before Lisa developed symptoms and stayed there instead of coming back on the Sunday as she normally would have.

Beth is staying well away from me for now. We have two bathrooms so in that respect I can continue to use the en suite and Beth can use the main bathroom that I don't go anywhere near. I'm even not using the downstairs loo so it keeps it safer. It's only the kitchen that we both use really, so I'm washing my hands before I touch anything in there to keep it clean for Beth. And Beth isn't going in there when I'm in there and vice versa.

Beth has said she'd rather be here with us than at her mum's anyway because after a week she was driving her crazy, telling her that she is going to die because of her asthma!!!!! FFS. She is such an idiot when it comes to stuff like this. I'm all for being concerned and careful, but even Sir Chris Whitty has said that just because you're in a high risk category it doesn't mean you WILL become seriously ill with COVID-19. Just as he has also said that just because you're low risk doesn't mean you WON'T become seriously ill......
 

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Well I'm stuck in for seven days now. Had a temperature of 37.9 at about 7pm last night and felt quite rough. For about an hour.

Temperature has been fine ever since. I do have a very mild sore throat, but no cough (other than clearing throat as I am a smoker).

I was being sensible anyway for the last week as Lisa woke up over a week ago with a high temp in the night, a headache a couple of days before that and a sore throat for a few days after. We called NHS 111 at the time (mainly because of whether Beth should come home - explained a bit more further down my post) and was advised that we should both self-isolate for 7 days (it was a few days prior to govt advice that households isolate for 14 days instead of 7), so I still took the dogs out in the morning as I showed no symptoms (keeping my distance from anyone I saw).

So Lisa finished her isolation on Saturday and I'm now in isolation until next Sunday! :LOL:

Can't even take the dogs out now :(

The worrying bit is that my youngest daughter came back home on Saturday after being away due to Lisa Self-Isolating (Beth has brittle asthma so thought it best she stayed away). She went to her mum's for her usual fortnightly visit before Lisa developed symptoms and stayed there instead of coming back on the Sunday as she normally would have.

Beth is staying well away from me for now. We have two bathrooms so in that respect I can continue to use the en suite and Beth can use the main bathroom that I don't go anywhere near. I'm even not using the downstairs loo so it keeps it safer. It's only the kitchen that we both use really, so I'm washing my hands before I touch anything in there to keep it clean for Beth. And Beth isn't going in there when I'm in there and vice versa.

Beth has said she'd rather be here with us than at her mum's anyway because after a week she was driving her crazy, telling her that she is going to die because of her asthma!!!!! FFS. She is such an idiot when it comes to stuff like this. I'm all for being concerned and careful, but even Sir Chris Whitty has said that just because you're in a high risk category it doesn't mean you WILL become seriously ill with COVID-19. Just as he has also said that just because you're low risk doesn't mean you WON'T become seriously ill......
hope all things turn out to be ok for you all fella.
 

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hope all things turn out to be ok for you all fella.
Thanks :)

I'm sure it's fine and probably not COVID-19 as neither of us have been really bad. I'm still working from home, as Lisa did last week, so if it is covid we've had a very, VERY mild infection of it!

Just given the situation the country is in, we have to do the self-isolate bit just in case.....
 

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We'll we've been invaded by tourists down here in Pembrokeshire, the coast is littered with campervans, motorhomes, families on the beach's with the buckets and spades out, good to see the British public taking it seriously. Car park closures are on the cards! Not normally my thing but been drafted in to monitor usage, at least I'm still getting paid!
maybe we should shut the bridge,
and not a minute too soon imo.:D
 

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Yep we’re on even stricter movements now , but the reason is clear.
We need to keep Covid -19 down.
infect 50 people or infect 300 people?
Even 50 people is way too many but 300 is an abhorrent number to consider.
 

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PLEASE READ IF MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Just been sent this some good advice for all.

At The Princess of Wales hospital. NHS staff have been sent this:

This is the advice given to hospital staff.
It explains the virus and hopefully, how to prevent getting it.
Please share with family, friends and work colleagues.

Virus Detection:

The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with cold, but it does create a dry and rough cough.
The virus is typically first installed in the throat causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days.
The virus typically then travels through the moisture present in the airways, goes down to the trachea and installs in the lungs, causing pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days.
Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor should be called immediately.

Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.

Prevention:
The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest.
Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes.

Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes. WHY? Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the oesophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus. If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it is very dangerous.

For those who can, sunbathe. The Sun's UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is good for you.
The Coronavirus has a large size (diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so face masks can stop it, no special face masks are needed in daily life.
If an infected person sneezes nearby, stay 10 feet (3.3 meters) away to allow the virus fall to the ground and prevent it from falling on you.
When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die.
The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present.
Washing your hands is essential.
The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.
You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs.
Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc ....

Sent in to us just now and we wanted to share this knowledge & advice with you all.

Please do the same and take care!

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It was just on bbc saying holding your breath for 10 seconds is a myth along with others
 
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