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Sun May 10, 2020, 04:03 PM

Boris Johnson speech: PM unveils 'conditional plan' to reopen society

Personally I think that the Prime Minister has actually made government advice less clear.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52609952

Boris Johnson has unveiled a "conditional plan" to reopen society, allowing people in England to spend more time outdoors from Wednesday.

The PM also said people who could not work from home should return to the workplace - but avoid public transport.

He said a new Covid Alert System with five levels would govern how quickly lockdown restrictions could be eased. He hoped the next step "at the earliest by 1 June" would be for some primary pupils to return to school in England.

In an address to the nation, Mr Johnson said this stage would also involve reopening shops - but he cautioned this would only happen if supported by science. The next step could see some hospitality businesses and other public places reopen - "if the numbers support it" - but not earlier than 1 July.

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a la izquierda May 2020 #1
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a la izquierda May 2020 #3
muriel_volestrangler May 2020 #4

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Sun May 10, 2020, 05:02 PM

1. I watched and had to ring a friend to explain it all.

Iím to fly to visit my BF in June and need to know when the quarantine rules will take effect so I can find a suitable place.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #1)

Sun May 10, 2020, 05:08 PM

2. Apparently there's 50 pages of guidance being released tomorrow

Which may or may not make things even less clear.

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Sun May 10, 2020, 05:50 PM

3. Christ.

My partner is going to have a stroke before this is said and done. We havenít seen each other in 6 months and if I have to quarantine, fine, but weíd like to know. I canít quarantine at his place because Iíve not yet met his kids, and anyway I wouldnít want to get them sick. But itís not clear if I can rent a hotel or Airbnb.
Hell...

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Mon May 11, 2020, 03:42 AM

4. 1st problem: he talked about going back to work "this week", and then only mentioned Wednesday

after that, in connection with "more exercise". So that seems to most people to mean "work the whole week, ie starting Monday". Before the guidance is released. And with people wondering if they're meant to turn up at the old time on Monday morning, but you can't use public transport, and you can't find out what they expect at work the next day, because it's Sunday evening when this was dumped on the nation.

This morning, Raaab on Radio 4 seems to be implying the return to work is also aimed at Wednesday. Or is a vague exhortation to make a bit more effort to restart work.

And they should bin "stay alert" as soon as possible. It sounds left over from the terrorism level stuff. "Stay Apart" would be more meaningful.

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