Lockdown !!!!

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)

The Prime Minister will be giving a televised address at 8pm tonight

Started: 4th Jan 2021 at 15:05

Posted by: berylh (2071)

I think we can all now write the script for this one can't we?

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 16:09

Posted by: tomplum (7324) 

I think it will be ok, another micky mouse lock down, workers to still work, skools to still open but with some sort of restriction on stopping movement of unessential travel

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 16:13

Posted by: PeterP (8475)

Let them start with the rich and famous who flout the rules

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 17:07

Posted by: tomplum (7324) 

That wont happen Peter, I think they might start locking park gates again like they did before, Like at the 3 sisters, Haigh Hall, Rivington etc,

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 17:38

Posted by: AngelWood (513)

Talk is that schools will close and the lock-down will be similar to the one we had last March.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 18:10

Posted by: Platty (390)

We're going to live in China.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 18:37

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

From @TwopTwips on Twitter:

For a fun drinking game, down a shot of booze every time Boris Johnson says ‘Alas’ in tonight’s announcement.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 19:28

Posted by: basil brush (16404)

I can still go for my walk, thank God.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 20:33

Posted by: AngelWood (513)

Leaving home
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home

exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one

seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)

attend education or childcare - for those eligible

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble.

You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.


Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 20:36

Posted by: tomplum (7324) 

another micky mouse lockdown, march lockdown had 4 reasons for going out,
1. shopping for essentials
2 medical appointments or medicines
3. to work
4, to exercise

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 20:47

Posted by: AngelWood (513)

Are restrictions more severe than March?
We know that the UK is going to threat level 5, the highest level, which means there is a danger of the NHS being overwhelmed within 21 days.

When the prime minister announced these threat levels in May he was clear that during the first lockdown the country had only been in level four.

At the time he also said: “The higher the level, the tougher and stricter we will have to be.”

So on that basis should we have expected tighter restrictions in England than we saw during the first lockdown in March?

If anything, the restrictions appear slightly less severe. For example, support bubbles and childcare bubbles exist this time. Also, outdoor playgrounds will be open when they were closed last time.

Communal worship is still allowed as long as social distancing is observed.

One significant change since March is that face coverings are compulsory in indoor public settings such as shops, public transport or places of worship.

From the BBC.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 21:12

Posted by: cheshirecat (70) 

I can live with these new restrictions. Ive kind of got used to the previous ones.
I was expecting a lot worse. So this is a bonus.
As long as people realise that they don't have to panic buy food, toilet roll etc then everything can be managed.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:16

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Couldn't agree more Cheshirecat, I can live with that too.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:19

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)

Bloody Christmas,.. that is what as caused all this

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:22

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

At least we don't have to worry about those Europeans now.

Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)


Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 22:28

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Boris is to give a press conference at 5pm today too.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 11:26

Posted by: winnie (1344) 

No change for me im still working, so if you need any kitchen suplies from Lakeland dont worry we are still taking orderers !! Hardly an essential shop to stay open is it !!!

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 11:28

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)


I think Lakeland is part

Garden Centre
Market Stall Selling Essential Supplies

List of Essential Shops LINK

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 12:30

Posted by: tonker (23408) 

I’m working too, unfortunately. I knew I should’ve been a manicurist.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 14:35

Posted by: basil brush (16404)

Nice to hear him apologie to the students

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 17:28

Posted by: tonker (23408) 

No businesses are really 'stopped'. Most are open regardless. These rules are all a load of shite, one rule contradicts another!

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 17:58

Posted by: tomplum (7324) 

you are ok to leave the house if you are in danger of domestic abuse, that gives most men an excuse to get out,

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:05

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Certainly an excuse for Basil, Jarvo keeps slapping him for posting rubbish and giving them away.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:11

Posted by: basil brush (16404)

Mine is my walk, first thing in a morning, get some fresh air in my lungs why Mrs brush gets my breakfast, which, according to a sado, is cooked in dripping.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:14

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Mrs???? Mr you mean.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:16

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Is there a clause in your disability benefit that says you can walk to the paper shop for the Sun and crisps, then to the chippy but not to work?

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:24

Posted by: basil brush (16404)

I must get a lot of dole money if, like some sado said, I go to the chippy every day

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:27

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Go take a break and give your eyes a rest...and brain. Can't be good sat there all day in the dark staring at a screen. Have you no male friends to talk to or mix with, you're turning into the local fishwife gossiping on here all hours of the day. Go for one of your walks and take John with you, he could do with some fresh air and hair, hold him tight though he's a weakly sort.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:35

Posted by: basil brush (16404)

I might not wear a cap tomorrow morning, see how I go on with my DA.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:49

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

You'll look thicker than you act at your age with a DA.

It won't work, we all know.

Replied: 5th Jan 2021 at 18:50

Posted by: basil brush (16404)

Wigan's Covid-19 rate has almost doubled in a week.

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 09:50

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6945)

Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 11:02

Posted by: basil brush (16404)


Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 14:57

Posted by: baker boy (15550)

i was in asda yesterday and im thinking hell no one in the place .all the good folk of wigan obeying boris,then i had to go back this afternoon and the place is full to the rafters.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:47


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