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A light hearted look at guidelines (sorry didn’t have link so it’s copy and paste)

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Grannynannywanny Sat 18-Apr-20 15:25:02

My sister says that most things in life can be summed up in the sentence “actually, it’s more complicated than that” This is the long version:

As we enter the next 3 weeks of lockdown here is a summary of the advice:

1. You MUST NOT leave the house for any reason, but if you have a reason, you can leave the house

2. Masks are useless at protecting you against the virus, but you may have to wear one because it can save lives, but they may not work, but they may be mandatory, but maybe not

3. Shops are closed, except those shops that are open

4. You must not go to work but you can get another job and go to work

5. You should not go to the Drs or to the hospital unless you have to go there, unless you are too poorly to go there

6. This virus can kill people, but don’t be scared of it. It can only kill those people who are vulnerable or those people who are not vulnerable people. It’s possible to contain and control it, sometimes, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster

7. Gloves won't help, but they can still help so wear them sometimes or not

8. STAY HOME, but it's important to go out

9. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarkets, but there are many things missing. Sometimes you won’t need loo rolls but you should buy some just in case you need some

10. The virus has no effect on children except those children it effects

11. Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…

12. Stay 2 metres away from tigers (see point 11)

13. You will have many symptoms if your get the virus, but you can also get symptoms without getting the virus, get the virus without having any symptoms or be contagious without having symptoms, or be non contagious with symptoms...

14. To help protect yourself you should eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand as it's better not to go out shopping

15. It's important to get fresh air but don't go to parks but go for a walk. But don’t sit down, except if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant or if you’re not old or pregnant but need to sit down. If you do sit down don’t eat your picnic

16. Don’t visit old people but you have to take care of the old people and bring them food and medication

17. If you are sick, you can go out when you are better but anyone else in your household can’t go out when you are better unless they need to go out

18. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house. These deliveries are safe. But groceries you bring back to your house have to be decontaminated outside for 3 hours including Pizza...

19. You can't see your older mother or grandmother, but they can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver

20. You are safe if you maintain the safe social distance when out but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance

21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours ... or four hours... six hours... I mean days, not hours... But it needs a damp environment. Or a cold environment that is warm and dry... in the air, as long as the air is not plastic

22. Schools are closed so you need to home educate your children, unless you can send them to school because you’re not at home. If you are at home you can home educate your children using various portals and virtual class rooms, unless you have poor internet, or more than one child and only one computer, or you are working from home. Baking cakes can be considered maths, science or art. If you are home educating you can include household chores to be education. If you are home educating you can start drinking at 10am

23. If you are not home educating children you can also start drinking at 10am

24. The number of corona related deaths will be announced daily but we don't know how many people are infected as they are only testing those who are almost dead to find out if that's what they will die of… the people who die of corona who aren’t counted won’t be counted

25. You should stay in locked down until the virus stops infecting people but it will only stop infecting people if we all get infected so it’s important we get infected and some don’t get infected

26. You can join your neighbours for a street party and turn your music up for an outside disco and your neighbours won’t call the police. People in another street are allowed to call the police about your music.

27. No business will go under due to Coronavirus except those businesses that will have already gone under.

pollyperkins Sat 18-Apr-20 15:32:20

Yes, all perfectly clear thanks! 😆!

ginny Sat 18-Apr-20 15:47:38

Thanks that did make me laugh and I needed that today.

EllanVannin Sat 18-Apr-20 15:55:08

Who said that double standards can't be humerous smile Great.

Granulation Sat 18-Apr-20 16:12:42

😂 Thanks. I actually, genuinely, snorted when I got to number 22!

M0nica Sat 18-Apr-20 16:37:04

Thank you, I now fully understand the Guidelines, or do I confused

vampirequeen Sat 18-Apr-20 16:43:24


grannyrebel7 Sat 18-Apr-20 16:50:31

Clear as mud smile

sodapop Sat 18-Apr-20 16:55:00

Love it Grannynannywanny grin

Jabberwok Mon 20-Apr-20 14:44:51

We were up with the larks this a.m to go shopping !!! Feeling rather tired and jaded, this post has really made me laugh!

BradfordLass73 Tue 21-Apr-20 05:16:46

The New Zealand Principal of a West Coast School made a humorous video about C-19.

Perhaps not quite as funny as the above but worth a look.

Nana3 Tue 21-Apr-20 07:44:57

Best laugh in ages Grannynannywanny smilesmilesmile

morethan2 Tue 21-Apr-20 08:27:32

smile arhhh I understand it now thanks

farview Wed 29-Apr-20 13:38:27