Possible blocker on touring for the elderly?

SteveL replied on 02/08/2020 10:06

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:06

I know it's only something in the paper. However, often these sort of things are leaked to gauge reaction. No indication on what is considered elderly, might we sneak through at 68.😂 If it came to pass it would certainly put the brakes on Autumn touring. I wouldn't think it would do the economy any favours either, as when the schools go back is when the senior generations normally come out to play.

SeasideBill replied on 02/08/2020 10:15

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:06 by SteveL

I know it's only something in the paper. However, often these sort of things are leaked to gauge reaction. No indication on what is considered elderly, might we sneak through at 68.😂 If it came to pass it would certainly put the brakes on Autumn touring. I wouldn't think it would do the economy any favours either, as when the schools go back is when the senior generations normally come out to play.

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:15

Seems to be looking at the problem from the wrong end of the telescope.  Evidence, such as it is, suggests younger people and some ‘cultural communities’ are more likely to drive infection rates upwards than a few old fogies enjoying their twilight years.

 

AnotherDavid replied on 02/08/2020 10:19

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:19

Having seen the wide scale public disobedience tolerated from BLM demonstrations,  raves and football supporters celebrations not to mention seaside towns being swamped  I am afraid they would need to do more than just ask me,  I have done with simply obeying requests

Rufs replied on 02/08/2020 10:19

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:06 by SteveL

I know it's only something in the paper. However, often these sort of things are leaked to gauge reaction. No indication on what is considered elderly, might we sneak through at 68.😂 If it came to pass it would certainly put the brakes on Autumn touring. I wouldn't think it would do the economy any favours either, as when the schools go back is when the senior generations normally come out to play.

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:19

Does not surprise me, after watching news reports today re areas such as Dorset/Devon/Cornwall where locals are afraid to go shopping due to overcrowding, my caravan stays on the hardstanding next to my bungalow for the foreseeable future and i dont need any government legislation to make me do this, even our planned trip over there is looking to be on very shaky ground.

what we are seeing out and about in these areas is madness, but i was hoping that come September when the schools go back and some folk back to work things may calm down a little and allow some safe touring in the UK, but not holding my breath and who wants to take out the caravan and have to sit on site to be safe may as well stay at home. 

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 02/08/2020 10:24

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:15 by SeasideBill

Seems to be looking at the problem from the wrong end of the telescope.  Evidence, such as it is, suggests younger people and some ‘cultural/ethnic communities’ are more likely to drive infection rates upwards than a few old fogies enjoying their twilight years.

 

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:24

I don’t own a LV but I’m with you re the logic👍🏻. The whole shielding thing is purported to protect the immuno suppressed & aged who are in a more vulnerable bracket which is eminently false or the Govt would not have left the care homes to fend for themselves whilst pushing C19 sufferers back into homes. I think older members of society are not renown for charging into the fray in crowded areas without care for their own or others welfare. That is the job of teens to 30 somethings. I know that to be a fact as I was one too & guilty as charged👍🏻🤷🏻‍♂️

moulesy replied on 02/08/2020 10:28

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:28

Good luck trying to enforce that one Boris! yell

It probably is one of those Cummings inspired "floaters" aimed at gauging public opinion, but how on earth it could be adopted by a government so heavily reliant on the "grey vote" or enforced without the need to carry identity documents is beyond me.

We're still in the under 70's bracket (just) and I'm afraid edicts like this just wouldn't wash. We will continue to take care as we have done including social distancing (but then, being avoiding social gatherings comes naturally to me anyway! laughing)

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 02/08/2020 10:34

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:28 by moulesy

Good luck trying to enforce that one Boris! yell

It probably is one of those Cummings inspired "floaters" aimed at gauging public opinion, but how on earth it could be adopted by a government so heavily reliant on the "grey vote" or enforced without the need to carry identity documents is beyond me.

We're still in the under 70's bracket (just) and I'm afraid edicts like this just wouldn't wash. We will continue to take care as we have done including social distancing (but then, being avoiding social gatherings comes naturally to me anyway! laughing)

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:34

Floaters being the operative word👍🏻

SeasideBill replied on 02/08/2020 10:36

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:36

Yes, the idea of social distancing in many popular destinations is a complete joke. The forthcoming winter has the potential for being unbelievably awful. The folks (zillions of them) who’ve got it into their heads that it’s all over will move indoors to shed virus in more fertile situations. Seasonal colds, flu etc and all that goes with it will get intertwined with CV19 putting immense strain on the NHS. People will increasingly grow weary and frustrated with ongoing or reintroduced restrictions and ignore them. The prospect of a 2nd wave seems inevitable - witness current problems in those countries widely judged to have things under control. Problem is, economically, we don’t have much capacity left to fight it!

SteveL replied on 02/08/2020 10:37

Posted on 02/08/2020 10:37

I believe the logic behind it was that by keeping all us at home the younger less vulnerable could carry on more or less as normal. Yes they would get and transmit Covid, but statistically they would not get it as bad as us and much fewer would need hospitalisation. So the NHS would cope and the country could get back to normal more quickly. 

Except of course for us old ones at home. Unfortunately as we tend to be the ones with significant spending power, I fear the logic is lacking.

I assume we would be released once a vaccine is available.