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Are you living with tougher lockdown measures at the moment?

Tougher restrictions banning people from mixing with other households in any setting will be introduced tonight in large parts of north-east England due to a continued sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

Existing measures – for Northumberland, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham – are being tightened at the request of local councils because the virus is still spreading, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

It had been illegal for two households to mix inside or in a garden, but it was only guidance that they should not meet at public venues, including restaurants and pubs.

These measures are in addition to the recent changes in rules in Northern Ireland Scotland and Wales highlighted below.

A 10pm curfew is also in place for pubs, bars and restaurants in Scotland, while household mixing indoors is banned, with exemptions for those living alone, couples who do not live together, childcare and tradespeople.

In Northern Ireland, households are not allowed to mix indoors, except for single-person bubbles and certain other exemptions, and no more than six people from two households can meet in private gardens.

Meanwhile, Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales went into local lockdown from 6pm on Monday, which means people will not be able to enter or leave these areas without a reasonable excuse.

They will not be able to meet indoors with anyone they do not live with, with extended households suspended.

Similar restrictions are already in place in Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Are you living in an area that has tougher measures imposed?  How are you feeling at the moment? What are your views?

Are you living with tougher lockdown measures at the moment?

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viking
16th Oct 2020
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Billy your description of AB is about right.
I seem to remember at the start of Covid certain politicians uttered a promise not to make the situation political. Now just watch the insults flying in the madhouse. So much for promises!!
Having now seen and heard dozens & dozens & dozens of experts/pundits, I have the feeling that advice and stats can well be skewed depending on the political persuasion of some of the "medical " experts.
Billythequiche
16th Oct 2020
1
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South Yorkshire has just entered Tier 2 and so affects us in Rotherham. As we are retired, the employment issues do not directly affect us but affects our families. The most direct issue for us is that we were hosting some of the family for Christmas. We had already changed things to follow the "rule of six", now it seems we must play Darby and Joan with a sparrow and a pork chop. Yes, that is a gross exaggeration but it makes the point. We really hope that if the local lockdown stays, there is a amnesty Christmas Eve to Boxing Day.
I am not qualified or arrogant enough to argue with those we assume have our best interests at heart, but I think that those of us with least to lose should set an example by doing everything we can to minimise risk to ourselves and others.
Personally, I get enraged by those who use covid to make a political point or for personal aggrandisement. Manchester's mayor talks of the restrictions like United's manager talks of VAR and help for the league "if it does not benefit us directly, we do not want to play".
BrianDeVie
12th Oct 2020
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Am I alone in thinking thi government just continues to make a dogs dinner of Covid19 and everything else it touches.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551504/
I do believe that as soon as Covid19 arrived in the UK, we should have deployed a GNU, a Government of National Unity.
We have done this in the past when faced with major crisis's.
We should have a government focused on Covid [and Brexit], rather than one that continues to 'play party politics'.

Please sign the petition if you can also see the need for a GNU.
red kay
9th Oct 2020
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Been living with tougher restrictions for nearly three months in West Yorkshire. Just wish the government would consult more with local leaders. Also the testing should be organised locally not nationally.
Happy Hippie
7th Oct 2020
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I work In healthcare so get it from both sides, but compleated 12-week shielding too, not something i will do again, will take my chances and save my mind.
Retiredyorkie
3rd Oct 2020
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Not at the moment but may be its things to come !!!
Not2grey
2nd Oct 2020
3
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We are caught between two places with high covid infection . At least tere are two of us in then household , it must be much harder for people on their own . We have been social distancing since the first lockdown in March , did not take part in the eat out to help out due to fears of catching Covid . We get frustrated at those people who won't follow the rues but all we can do is fend for ouselves and try and keep safe .
Reebe
2nd Oct 2020
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I live in the Wigan area and we are not now allowed to meet people from other households in or outdoors, unless we are in a bubble, i.e. sister who lives alone is in a bubble with her sister, husband and 2 boys - they are still allowed to meet.
cehodgson
2nd Oct 2020
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I’m abiding by the rules. Missing seeing my family.
red kay
9th Oct 2020
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I am in the same position missing hugging the grandchildren
SueC62
2nd Oct 2020
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I'm in the greenish area so can't mix with other households. My friend in the village, having been very ill with Covid, is being super cautious so we only chat on video calls. I only go out once a week for my food shop or for solo walks. So despite the FCO travel advice, I'm definitely going back to Turkey in a few weeks (was booked back in January) as at least it is warmer, the walks are more pleasant and I have a fabulous view from my apartment. I've upped my travel insurance cover (was pleasantly surprised at the cost) and now the tourists are leaving, the government are already being more stringent with enforcing the safety measures.
Lionel
1st Oct 2020
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Here in North Suffolk we're not under any restrictions apart from the obvious of face covering and spacing However, when Banham Poultry (about twenty five miles from us) found quite a few infected people backers of the business pulled out and now it's closed

But the story isn't finished there Most of the infected people are from Roumania/Bulgaria, living in tightly packed accommodation locally The agency which imported them for Banham Poultry has now re-assigned them to a Bernard Matthews plant at Holton Tuesday this week they were all but shut down because of a group of workers testing positive

Locally, word has it they're the same group from Roumania/Bulgaria who were the reason Banham Poultry was shut down That information comes from local people employed by Bernard Mattews at their Holton plant

Make what you will of it, someone somewhere isn't playing the same game as us

PS I'm sorry about the lack of full stops in this post My keyboard is giving up the ghost
Valleyman
30th Sep 2020
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In lockdown Wales. Here we go again. It’s strangely less painful this time. We know the drill. If there is a plot to break the independent spirit of the people, to end relationships, to disband discussion groups, to stop cross community support networks, it’s working. But saying that, many folk are openly flouting the rules and are happy to say they don’t believe the government any more. They are a small number, who may be complete fools, and who I presume will be informed on and rounded up pronto. (At BLM demo the police took the knee, at anti-lockdown demo they punched an old woman in the stomach - we know where the wind lays). We have to play along. I believe we are at risk from a second wave and must do something. But I find the experience quite depressing.
jaymasters
5th Oct 2020
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I'm in lockdown in Conwy Wales for the second time and I'm also finding it very depressing
Valleyman
6th Oct 2020
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Hi Jay, nice to know we're all in this together. And how strange that people from England can come to our localities (possibly with the infection). Caerphilly has shown some improvement, hopefully this situation won't last too long. Plus we both live in a beautiful country!
jaymasters
8th Oct 2020
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Yep, people want to come here because it's a beautiful county
red kay
9th Oct 2020
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my heart goes out to you I am also finding it depressing this time round\
anubis
29th Sep 2020
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As a vulnerable family we have basically been in lock down since the start so it will make no difference to us when the inevitable happens in our area. It is hard being cooped up and depending on family for shopping but with rising infection rates its the only way to go. Not how I envisaged spending my last few years but as a carer I need to be alive as long as possible to support my autistic grandson. Having many age related issues I know what my chances of surviving the virus are zero so I follow the rules
TonyB68
29th Sep 2020
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364 medical doctors, 1184 health care related scientists in Belgium have published a comprehensive document revealing the truth about covid, the dangers of wearing masks, the dangers of all the lockdown measures, you could not say that this is not an informed document. Seeing it has been published in the press in Belgium and other countries, there is no excuse for our government to ignore this, as they have previously done with the testimony of 180 scientists at the beginning of this so-called pandemic, ignored the testimony of 300 scientists who publicly attested in Washington (some of which have now been threatened with jail sentences). The truth will always prevail and I pray sooner than later..
viking
29th Sep 2020
3
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If we are to believe everything from the BBC and ITV, it appears that Belgium has one of the worst spike rates and infections in Europe.
So what does that tell us ??
NatalieL6
29th Sep 2020
2
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As we are a vulnerable family we have no choice but to take lockdown seriously. I am totally fed up with the whole thing to be honest and have found my mental health has suffered with the stress. However, I feel that this is something which we will just have to live with and hope that this virus becomes less virulent, and doctors are able to find better treatments that lessen the effects of this illness.
KateD
2nd Oct 2020
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I totally agree with you.
We NEED a vaccine ASAP., this situation seriously affects our mental health.
gwb542002
29th Sep 2020
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Frankly, it seems to me that common sense has gone out of the window and hysteria has taken its place. We don't get sufficient information concerning the figures - number of cases: is that positive tests or showing symptoms or what? 10pm closing time: Daft. Those who lay down these restrictions may be learned but they surely have no common sense - did it not occur to them that dumping everybody onto the street at once would result in the very crowds the measures set out to avoid?

Local lockdowns in response to cases ( see above) is merely fighting fires and will achieve little. Sadly, the water is now so muddied that it will be impossible to deduce anything.

The answer is simply to not get swept up in the hysteria of it all, and follow basic hygiene (as everybody should do anyway) - wash you hands, keep the place clean, keep a bit of distance - there's no need to destroy the economy chasing ghosts.
Shinw100
29th Sep 2020
3
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We are under local restrictions but don't have a travel ban in place like those in Wales do. To be honest I'm happy to do whatever is necessary to get the virus under control. So we stay home, go shopping only when required and just go for local walks/bike rides. Oh and always wear a mask!
LindsayM37
29th Sep 2020
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I am furious, we did everything they asked of us and yet we’re in this situation, they are higher numbers as there are more tests being carried out, hospitals remain empty with the deaths affecting over 60s with pre existing medical conditions. People need to stand up as a nation now and say enough is enough, we need normality back.
Munsterlander
29th Sep 2020
1
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I don't know which is a bit dumb but will find out now.
MrsPat
29th Sep 2020
4
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Not yet but even if we were we would not worry. Anything to get rid of this virus and keep all of us safe in this country.

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