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Covid in Glasgow - what's the situation?

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Sparklefizz Thu 27-May-21 09:23:08

Can any of our Scottish members shed light on the Covid situation in Glasgow please? A close relative has flown to Glasgow to spend a few days with a friend. I thought this wasn't allowed? She has not been vaccinated yet.

Sparklefizz Thu 27-May-21 10:17:22

Anyone?

Grannynannywanny Thu 27-May-21 10:35:53

Glasgow is currently in level 3. However your friend possibly may be visiting an area not in Glasgow city council address. For example my daughter stays on the outskirts and although she has a G post code she lives in another council area.

From the Scottish govt website.

You cannot stay in a private home with family and friends outwith your extended household for the purpose of socialising or leisure purposes in a Level 3 area.

In Level 3, no socialising between members of different households is permitted in a private dwelling, so different households must not share holiday accommodation

More detail here..
www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-3/

Sparklefizz Thu 27-May-21 10:37:52

Thank you Gnw.

Floradora9 Thu 27-May-21 15:11:02

Things are improving in the city thank goodness but still level 3 .

Sparklefizz Fri 28-May-21 07:56:00

Thanks everyone

Marydoll Fri 28-May-21 08:34:27

It does depend on where your friend is visiting. I have a Glasgow post code, but do not live in the Glasgow City Council area, but two minutes from the county line. We are not allowed over the county line, unless for essential purposes, as we are in Level 2 and the city is in Level 3.

The outbreak was mainly in a certain area of Glasgow and apparently been caused by households mixing. We were very lucky to escape Level 3, as those households had been mixing with households in our LA.
Fortunately the Scottish Govt analysed the reasons for the spread and used common sense to allow us to move down a level.

Marydoll Fri 28-May-21 08:40:22

I meant to add, travel restrictions have been imposed between Scotland and three local authority areas – Bedford, Bolton and Blackburn and Darwen, where there are believed to be large numbers of Indian variant cases.

jocork Mon 31-May-21 11:05:50

My daughter lives in the area of Glasgow that had the high number of infections. She is desperate to be able to travel as she is a hill walker and spends much of her free time normally climbing mountains. Thankfully it seems although there are still high numbers of infections, the number of hospital admissions remains low so it is likely Glasgow will move to level 2 soon. I hope so, as being cooped up in the city for months has affected her mental health. She lives alone, mostly works from home and gets very stressed when she has to go to work in person. Yet travelling to the mountains would be a relatively safe thing to do as long as she doesn't take a tumble and need mountain rescue!

My understanding is that the risks in Glasgow are lower than some of the hotspots in England but the government in Scotland are being more cautious than Boris and his crew. I wouldn't worry too much about your family member.

The upside of the situation is that DD got her vaccine earlier because she lives in the area with the high numbers so she is on her way to being protected, though she's only had the 1st jab so far. She has been so careful throughout the pandemic and feels like she is being punished for other people's stupidity and failure to follow the rules!

I hope I'll be able to go and visit her before too long - haven't seen her in the flesh since October! At least I'm fully vaccinated so not too worried about my own safety, though still being fairly careful.

Aveline Mon 31-May-21 11:30:51

Seems like half of Glasgow has poured into Edinburgh though! Standing room only on trains from Queen Street to Waverley. DS says his restaurant is packed with 'weegies'!

Marydoll Mon 31-May-21 11:54:03

Aveline

Seems like half of Glasgow has poured into Edinburgh though! Standing room only on trains from Queen Street to Waverley. DS says his restaurant is packed with 'weegies'!

Many of us have Glasgow postcodes, but do not live in Glasgow City LA, so it may not be half of Glasgow, as we are free to travel to Edinburgh if we wish! Why are they being served, if they are breaching Level 3? I wouldn't allow them in my restaurant!
BTW, good to see you have returned to GN!

Aveline Mon 31-May-21 11:59:53

Just imagine how easy it would be to evict customers

coastalgran Mon 31-May-21 12:05:13

The Scottish govt site will tell you which parts of Glasgow are level 3 and as said earlier there are travel restrictions between certain parts of England/Scotland. I think we will have these variant spikes for some time to come all over UK especially as people start to venture overseas for work, holidays etc. I suppose that being in the hospitality industry and restaurant trade money is much needed just now and you cannot ask people to prove where they stay before you serve them. I still have a slight Weegie accent and I haven't lived there for over 40 years.

Marydoll Mon 31-May-21 12:06:41

If they shouldn't be legally there, they should be refused service. That's why this virus is still spreading, because some people are a law unto themselves.
Your post doesn't exactly show the people of Glasgow in a good light! Do you have actual proof they are ALL from Glasgow City Council area?

Marydoll Mon 31-May-21 12:12:17

You have to give your details when you dine out in Scotland, either written down or by using a QR code, so it's easy to find where people are from.
It makes me mad when I hear of people blatantly breaking the rules.
We only had a few cases in our area a few weeks ago, now they are rising, apparently traced to people in affected Glasgow areas, mixing with extended households in our LA, when they were in Level 3.

Aveline Mon 31-May-21 12:19:10

To East coasters, everywhere west of Harthill is 'Glasgow'!
The hospitality industry is on its knees. They've spent a fortune on covid safety measures. It's up to individuals to take personal responsibility rather than expect beleaguered restaurant staff to 'police' the system.
If you know you shouldn't travel - don't do it angry

Marydoll Mon 31-May-21 12:31:35

I believe it's a collective responsibility and do fully understand that the hospitality industry is on it's knees! I cannot imagine, what it must be like to be on the verge of losing your livelihood. However, what is more important? Saving lives or saving the economy?
Having shielded for 17 months, because I will die if I catch Covid, I know what my (selfish) answer will be!

To East coasters, everywhere, west of Harthill is 'Glasgow'!. Aveline, do they not teach Scottish geography in East Coast schools? 😉

Visgir1 Mon 31-May-21 13:03:06

At the SSE in Glasgow it's just been announced that 50% of those invited to attend for Vaccines failed to attend ( weekend of 22 - 23 May).

Grannynannywanny Mon 31-May-21 13:16:03

Visgir1 that was attributed to an admin error rather than non compliance. My brother who lives in Glasgow had been watching out for his second vaccination appointment. He looked online and saw it was scheduled for May 23rd and attended. He never did receive an appointment letter and would have been one of the thousands that didn’t turn up if he hadn’t checked and found his appointment online.

Aveline Mon 31-May-21 13:18:38

Re Geography - yes of course we do. Its more a matter of perception based on experience.

Marydoll Mon 31-May-21 13:28:47

Aveline, it was a tongue in cheek remark! As for perception, we Weegies are well aware that Edinburgh folk are more refined and better educated than us! 😁

Visgirl, my husband and I were just discussing this. He read somewhere that some people hadn't received their invitation letter. I don't know if this is accurate.

AliBeeee Mon 31-May-21 13:34:04

Marydoll

You have to give your details when you dine out in Scotland, either written down or by using a QR code, so it's easy to find where people are from.
It makes me mad when I hear of people blatantly breaking the rules.
We only had a few cases in our area a few weeks ago, now they are rising, apparently traced to people in affected Glasgow areas, mixing with extended households in our LA, when they were in Level 3.

Hospitality venues only take your name and mobile number, so they have no way of knowing where people have come from, short of asking them for evidence of where they live.

Buttercup1954 Mon 31-May-21 14:44:31

Found out to be because they never received their invitations. It's the second time this has happened in Scotland. That's why we were behind the rest of the UK.

Rufus2 Mon 31-May-21 14:47:06

we Weegies are well aware that Edinburgh folk are more refined and better educated than us
Marydoll Thank you for that! Just as I've always thought; they've even got a castle! grin
Susan Calvan was on TV this evening in her "Secrets of Scotland" series, pre-Covid of course and "did" Glasgie1
Apart from views of the Clyde all I can remember was that Stan Laurel cut his comedic teeth there! hmm
OoRoo

Rufus2 Mon 31-May-21 14:55:09

Re Geography - yes of course we do. Its more a matter of perception based on experience

Aveline What's going on here?
I thought you hailed from Cornwall which is a long way from Scotland. confused
Cheers