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GagaJo Sun 25-Oct-20 19:18:27

Apparently, there is chaos at any overseas airport in a country NOT on the UK red list. So many Brits trying to get home that airports are packed past capacity, no possibility of social distancing.

Not sure why anyone would engage in any form of non-essential travel during a pandemic mind.

M0nica Sun 25-Oct-20 19:22:51

The reason I rarely, if ever, fly is not for environmental reasons, but because I so loathe airports.

EllanVannin Sun 25-Oct-20 19:27:51

I have to ask myself why have all these people been travelling given the conditions worldwide----then moan about conditions at airports ?

M0nica Sun 25-Oct-20 19:42:07

Well, it is currently the end of half term for many schools, hence the crowds

petra Sun 25-Oct-20 20:04:21

Gagajo
Maybe thousands of those travellers are twoing and froing for work, just as you do.

GagaJo Sun 25-Oct-20 20:25:33

A few possibly. But a lot of them are on packages.

Unfortunately I've to-ed but may not be able to fro. I will risk a flight with low viral rates or an emergency but not otherwise. Certainly not for a holiday.

Callistemon Sun 25-Oct-20 20:43:24

I'm not going anywhere.

But with the spike in cases in Europe even more reason not to go unless for a good reason. Our neighbour has to fly to Zurich regularly for work.
Stay safe in Switzerland, Gagajo, it sounds very worrying there. Have any of your students gone home or have they stayed at school?

GagaJo Sun 25-Oct-20 22:07:20

We're poised for announcements tomorrow. Some students won't be able to leave.

Farmor15 Sun 25-Oct-20 22:25:09

www.irishtimes.com/news/health/transmission-of-covid-19-on-flight-into-ireland-linked-to-59-infections-1.4390728
If more people read reports like this they might be more reluctant to fly. The flight had only 17% occupancy, yet 13 passengers caught Covid,

biba70 Mon 26-Oct-20 14:55:44

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GagaJo Mon 26-Oct-20 15:12:51

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PernillaVanilla Mon 26-Oct-20 15:20:32

I am so tired and depressed at the moment I would really like to go on a short break to Portugal or my favourite quiet canary island. I'm seriously thinking of taking slightly early retirement so that the fact or possibility of a quarantine requirement on my return does not inconvenience my colleagues. The only things that bring me a joy now are seeing my sons (now prohibited) or a meal out - preferably somewhere the covid restrictions are not being taken too seriously, and the atmosphere is not too sterile. If the stop us enjoying Christmas I'd happily join any mass rebellion going.

GagaJo Mon 26-Oct-20 15:21:29

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Callistemon Mon 26-Oct-20 15:28:01

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Marydoll Mon 26-Oct-20 15:33:09

Many of us are tired and depressed at the moment, unable to see our families, with some of us enjoying poor health, into the bargain.
I too would love a holiday, but would not dream of having one. I have already cancelled two holidays abroad. No-one should be considering travel abroad, unless absolutely essential. I just don't understand this need to travel in the present circumstances.
We all need to put on our big girl pants and work together if not to eradicate it, but at least to slow the spread.

GrannyGravy13 Mon 26-Oct-20 15:36:08

We should be flying to Africa to see eldest AC next week, but have decided not to go. Haven't seen eldest GC since we took them to the airport beginning of January.

It is not against the law (at the moment) to fly if folks are willing to take the risk, and self isolate on their return if need be, that is their choice.

biba70 Mon 26-Oct-20 15:38:51

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biba70 Mon 26-Oct-20 15:41:57

EllanVannin

I have to ask myself why have all these people been travelling given the conditions worldwide----then moan about conditions at airports ?

In the case I mentionned- the people wanted to cancel the holiday booked a long time ago. But the Travel Agents assured them everything was organised to cut risk to absolute minimum. And it was- right up to when they arrived at Greek airport to return. Hence their dismay and concerned. They certainly would not travel now that they know the risks.

Marydoll Mon 26-Oct-20 15:46:04

GrannyGravy, that's true. However, there are people who do not self isolate on return. There was a case of a doctor in Glasgow, who had deliberately gone straight back to work, without self isolating, after returning from a holiday abroad. It was three days before the hospital authorities discovered this.
To make matters worse, he was responsible for the care of elderly and vulnerable patients in a major Glasgow hospital.
How many more people are guilty of this kind of behaviour and are never found out?

Callistemon Mon 26-Oct-20 15:48:59

My neighbours got back from Greece two weeks ago and said everything was very well organised and they felt very safe. They have quarantined for 14 days.

Summerlove Mon 26-Oct-20 15:49:37

I struggle to understand why someone wouldn’t think an airport wouldn’t be a disaster right now.

Willfully ignorant

GrannyGravy13 Mon 26-Oct-20 15:57:40

Marydoll that’s true, I know a few incidences where folks have been checked up on to see if they were at home

The Doctor should have known better, no excuse!!

biba70 Mon 26-Oct-20 19:32:26

All of Spain is in red zone now and visitors required to self-isolate on return to UK- apart from Canaries. So the airports there are going to be a nightmare.

No embarrassment about going away last week near where we live- we drove there in one go, had self catering apartment with plenty of food, walked in the mountains in fresh air in the middle of nowhere- and hate a couple of times in restaurants out in fresh air on terrasse- with large distances between tables, and everyone moving around wearing masks. Then drove home in one go. No problem.

Flying now, no way. And neither going anywhere indoors or crowded.

lemongrove Mon 26-Oct-20 19:34:01

Marydoll

Many of us are tired and depressed at the moment, unable to see our families, with some of us enjoying poor health, into the bargain.
I too would love a holiday, but would not dream of having one. I have already cancelled two holidays abroad. No-one should be considering travel abroad, unless absolutely essential. I just don't understand this need to travel in the present circumstances.
We all need to put on our big girl pants and work together if not to eradicate it, but at least to slow the spread.

Excellent post marydoll 👏🏻