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15 minutes ago, Col city fan said:

It is the Sun so take from it what you will

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11785932/face-mask-exemption-uk-rules/

So, from this list, the only people that are really excused from wearing one bearing in mind we are talking about your typical shopper, are children or disabled people, and by disabled i don't think it means your typical disablethorper.

  • A child under the age of 11
  • People who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • An employee of the transport operator, or in any other indoor setting where appropriate when they are acting in the course of their employment
  • Where a mask causes the wearer severe distress
  • An emergency responder such as a police officer, paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
  • Someone speaking to or helping anyone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
  • Someone acting to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to themselves or others - including if it would negatively impact on your ability to exercise or participate in a strenuous activity

 

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49 minutes ago, Izzy said:

Coronavirus: Morrisons to ban shoppers who refuse to wear face masks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55618408

 

Absolutely brilliant. Morrisons have just got a new customer. I have just done my shopping in a different store and there were several people without masks and two small children chasing about. A while back I complained to the manager about people not wearing masks and he said there was nothing he could do about it. I would feel safer driving 5 miles to my nearest Morrisons than I do shopping at home.

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I would say anyone who is unfit to wear a mask for medical reasons probably shouldn't be out because they're likely to be really ill if they catch covid. But I appreciate old lonely people have no choice, but they aren't the ones who refuse to wear masks. Only one I have genuine sympathy with is those that have had a trauma which wearing a mask triggers emotions. 

 

Pregnancy isn't an excuse either, my wife is pregnant and wears a mask and a visor for 10 hours a day at work.

 

Let's be honest though, vast majority are just not wearing one because they can't be bothered. 

 

However, the people without masks is pretty minimal in my area.

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10 minutes ago, The Fox Covert said:

Absolutely brilliant. Morrisons have just got a new customer. I have just done my shopping in a different store and there were several people without masks and two small children chasing about. A while back I complained to the manager about people not wearing masks and he said there was nothing he could do about it. I would feel safer driving 5 miles to my nearest Morrisons than I do shopping at home.

"Unless medically exempt". All the usual selfish tvats will just say "nah exempt mate" and be let in, or show their ridiculous exempt card they printed off the internet.

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44 minutes ago, yorkie1999 said:

That's because all the Londoners with second homes in the south west did a runner there when they had the chance.

Plenty of people from London in my part of the South West. They like the idea of living in the country. Then when they get here they moan that the roads are muddy with all the tractors, the nearest Waitrose is miles away and there is no cinema or theatre in their new town. And a lot of them are most shrill in their moaning about the Glastonbury Festival, and complain bitterly if they are delayed by as much as five minutes by traffic when they want to take their kids to school, or somebody dressed weirdly drops litter over their garden fence. Like it or not the festival is the largest business in the area and brings a lot of money in when most of the larger employers have gone elsewhere. 

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I live over in Stratford and often nip into Tesco Express. I’m yet to see anyone in there not wearing a mask.
 

Since mask wearing properly became a thing, I think I’ve only seen one couple not wearing a mask. I either don’t go out much or it’s not a problem over here.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, z-layrex said:

"Unless medically exempt". All the usual selfish tvats will just say "nah exempt mate" and be let in, or show their ridiculous exempt card they printed off the internet.

In my experience people don’t even bother to do that? They just don’t bother 

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4 minutes ago, Trumpet said:

I live over in Stratford and often nip into Tesco Express. I’m yet to see anyone in there not wearing a mask.
 

Since mask wearing properly became a thing, I think I’ve only seen one couple not wearing a mask. I either don’t go out much or it’s not a problem over here.

 

There's your answer mate. 

 

Stratford is the soft underbelly of middle England. You don't get your typical Leicester scum round that way :thumbup:

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30 minutes ago, The Fox Covert said:

Absolutely brilliant. Morrisons have just got a new customer. I have just done my shopping in a different store and there were several people without masks and two small children chasing about. A while back I complained to the manager about people not wearing masks and he said there was nothing he could do about it. I would feel safer driving 5 miles to my nearest Morrisons than I do shopping at home.

You'll have the police knocking on your door for travelling 5 miles the next daylol

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1 hour ago, Mark 'expert' Lawrenson said:

Thing is there really aren’t many old fatties, it’s the younger generation that are the problem.

 

That's because fatties die of heart disease/stroke/diabetes etc before they can get old.

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2 minutes ago, Leicester_Loyal said:

You'll have the police knocking on your door for travelling 5 miles the next daylol

If it is OK for Boris to ride his bike 7 miles in London I will just get on my bike and do my shopping on that.

 

2 minutes ago, Buce said:

 

That's because fatties die of heart disease/stroke/diabetes etc before they can get old.

 I think we should encourage Boris to get on his bike every day, sign up on Strava and aim to get down to the correct weight for his height - I believe about 12 or 13 stone instead of 17 and a half.

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1 minute ago, Izzy said:

There's your answer mate. 

 

Stratford is the soft underbelly of middle England. You don't get your typical Leicester scum round that way :thumbup:

Funnily enough when Covid started to spread I was really worried that it’d be hit quite hard given the amount of tourism in town and I’d just moved to a potential hotspot. All things considered, I think the towns done quite well, even with all the West Midlands folk descending on town in the summer. 

In regards to mask wearing, I’ve noticed a fair few people with face shields so I assume they’re medically exempt from mask wearing but feel the need to still do their bit. Not sure how much they help, but at least they’re trying and not being awkward.

 

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Oh what a surprise. Hancock backs the police fining the women £200 for travelling five miles yet says Johnson going for a bike ride seven miles away is ok.

 

What a tosser.

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Just now, Corky said:

Oh what a surprise. Hancock backs the police fining the women £200 for travelling five miles yet says Johnson going for a bike ride seven miles away is ok.

 

What a tosser.

One was exercise? They drove remember? 

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3 minutes ago, Corky said:

Oh what a surprise. Hancock backs the police fining the women £200 for travelling five miles yet says Johnson going for a bike ride seven miles away is ok.

 

What a tosser.

Said on central news the good looking girls from Ashby have had the fine quashed already.  Hancock a bit behind the times. 

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Matt Hancock’s also said the public’s actions “could make a difference”. Seems odd to say it “could” make a difference, not it “will” make a difference, given that it’s mostly the public’s actions that have got us in this mess*.

 

 

*not my view but the views of government and the brave few that continue to defend them

 

 

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37 minutes ago, z-layrex said:

"Unless medically exempt". All the usual selfish tvats will just say "nah exempt mate" and be let in, or show their ridiculous exempt card they printed off the internet.

Had a stand up argument with 4 teens refusing to wear a mask in a take-away a week before Christmas. Excuses: "Exempt mate, I've got Asthma". I asked what inhalers he had, blank stare. Female; "don't need to mate, I'm pregnant... with twins... and I'm NOT obese before you say owt". 2nd male: "Why do you care, you'll be dead soon, old man". 3rd male walked away sniggering. 

I very much doubt I'm alone in this or other similar experiences.

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1 hour ago, yorkie1999 said:

So, from this list, the only people that are really excused from wearing one bearing in mind we are talking about your typical shopper, are children or disabled people, and by disabled i don't think it means your typical disablethorper.

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  • An emergency responder such as a police officer, paramedic or fire officer acting in the course of their duty
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All ambulance staff and voluntary first responders are required to have level 2 PPE at every call they attend. There is NO exemption. Disciplinary action can be taken if we fail to comply.

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10 minutes ago, Dahnsouff said:

One was exercise? They drove remember? 

Is seven miles for exercise really necessary though? 

 

This is the problem they've left themselves with- not putting down a number to stick to leaves it open to interpretation.

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3 minutes ago, OrielCaziado said:

Said on central news the good looking girls from Ashby have had the fine quashed already.  Hancock a bit behind the times. 

Were the fines quashed because the girls are good-looking? Perhaps that's also why the cops surrounded them in the first place!

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41 minutes ago, Trumpet said:

I live over in Stratford and often nip into Tesco Express. I’m yet to see anyone in there not wearing a mask.
 

Since mask wearing properly became a thing, I think I’ve only seen one couple not wearing a mask. I either don’t go out much or it’s not a problem over here.

 

 

Maybe people in Stratford (mainly affluent and educated) have a level of intelligence/intellect and self-responsibility that other places (deprived inner city council sink estates) don't? Could it be a societal thing?

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11 minutes ago, Parafox said:

Had a stand up argument with 4 teens refusing to wear a mask in a take-away a week before Christmas. Excuses: "Exempt mate, I've got Asthma". I asked what inhalers he had, blank stare. Female; "don't need to mate, I'm pregnant... with twins... and I'm NOT obese before you say owt". 2nd male: "Why do you care, you'll be dead soon, old man". 3rd male walked away sniggering. 

I very much doubt I'm alone in this or other similar experiences.


Where did you bury them? Just so I know not to disturb the area. 👍🏻

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