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Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

We need to get out of this tunnel vision that the only thing that matters is the virus and to hell with anything and anyone else. We are not going to get the risk down to zero, we are sooner or later going to have to accept that people are going to die from it every year, we are going to have to in...
by goth_angel
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 4344

Re: New Coronavirus Law

A vaccine could be years away and worst case scenario never get developed. At some point we will just have to get on with things. We can't stay in lockdown forever. The effect on mental health of an extended lockdown would be catastrophic. Mind you I was told by a friend who's a scientist (not a vir...
by goth_angel
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 17229

Re: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th

Walking, hiking, camping, caravanning (your own caravan, not a rented static), they're all fine and low risk and there is no real reason they're not open now. But hotels, B&Bs, hostels? I can't see them being safe until post-vaccination or until a proven herd immunity exists. The problem is tha...
by goth_angel
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scottish tourism could reopen on July 15th
Replies: 56
Views: 4344

Re: Stay at home

Stay home, stay safe, all there is to fight corona virus is responsible behaviour.. Please stay home, stay safe, doing this will give us all the best chance to get back to the hills soon enough. Also staying away for this period we are allowing the ecology to recover and flourish. It is not just ab...
by goth_angel
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: Stay at home

Make no mistake MRT and the National parks dont want you back in the autumn either. I think it's time for them to stand aside and let someone else takeover. They have some irrational fear that covid19 is going to be far worse for them than anyone else. Having reread the Coniston MRT post - its tota...
by goth_angel
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: Stay at home

I'm not sure given the recent relaxation of the rules whether or not I'm allowed to drive or cycle to the base of the South Downs or Surrey hills and go for a walk, so I haven't considered doing so untilm I'm sure. I think it’s safe to say you’d be more than allowed to go if it’s a place you can do...
by goth_angel
Fri May 29, 2020 12:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be manage

Apologies to johnkaysleftleg..... I obviously used a over wide paint brush on our friends in the North. I am the offspring of two English folks and was brought to Scotland to live when I was four.:-) I dread having to be governed by the current incumbents for the next four years....so much for Came...
by goth_angel
Thu May 14, 2020 1:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be managed
Replies: 31
Views: 2574

Re: Stay at home

Went to our nearest small town in NW Cumbria today, the nearest for local shops, to find that the main toilet block had been shut yesterday, (to prevent more people travelling there). I have to shop there and put money into the local economy at these difficult times, but to find they are now unwelc...
by goth_angel
Thu May 14, 2020 1:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: Stay at home

Had not husband hurt his hip, we would be seriously looking at renting a cottage and taking our own stuff as soon as Nicola says we can drive further. I imagine that they are currently all rented out with an option to cancel as people will see this as safer option that staying in hotels. I don't kn...
by goth_angel
Thu May 14, 2020 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: Stay at home

I saw the Coniston MRT post last night and saw a rather more measured version from Patterdale MRT last night. I can understand their point of view but people can't (and won't) be kept off the mountains indefinitely. The longer lockdown goes on for the greater the issues become not just for the econo...
by goth_angel
Wed May 13, 2020 1:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: Stay at home

As regards the hill walking, it seems pretty clear to me that if I lived within day trip distance of the Lake District I would legally be allowed to go there for a hill walk - however car parks are still blocked off and the Cumbria tourist board is still saying stay away. As it stands though I live...
by goth_angel
Tue May 12, 2020 1:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: lockdown and mental health

I think for me the weekends have been more difficult than in the week as I'd either be heading to the hills or doing something nice with my husband (meal out, museum etc) or seeing family and friends. The weekdays have basically been groundhog day - work/eat/sleep/ repeat. I've been okay generally b...
by goth_angel
Tue May 12, 2020 1:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lockdown and mental health
Replies: 30
Views: 1901

Re: Stay at home

The 'plan' such as it is, is a bit clearer from the 50 page document that got released yesterday with more of the details. Personally, I think there have been mistakes made, but the Government has an unprecedented issue to deal with and therefore it's understandable things have been got wrong. There...
by goth_angel
Tue May 12, 2020 1:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 30469

Re: the C word

Like many others I go to the hills for their cathartic effect on my physical and mental well being - now I can't do that and like many others feel an increased anxiety - whilst unlikely to escalate to depression its not a good place to be in Not the only reason I go to the hills but the positive ef...
by goth_angel
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the C word
Replies: 152
Views: 8249

Re: Face coverings

Hadn't even occurred to me a buff might work. I don't tend to use them but my husband has loads so can always pinch one of his :lol:
by goth_angel
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Face coverings
Replies: 18
Views: 1516
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