SUPERMARKET RE-INTRODUCE STRICT CORONAVIRUS MEASURES

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As the number of cases of coronavirus start to rise and rumours of a second national lockdown develop, Morrisons have decided to re-introduce strict coronavirus measures at their stores in Lake and Newport.

At the height of the pandemic, the national supermarket enforced a number of restrictions on shoppers including a queuing system and restricted numbers.

Now, as things take a turn for the worse, Morrisons is re-introducing ‘front of store hosts’ to monitor customer numbers, a queuing arch at the Nutmeg clothing aisle and marshalls to help direct customers to checkouts.

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Shoppers are reminded that face coverings are still required, unless exempt.

The changes are coming into force today (Saturday) for the foreseeable future.

Other supermarkets across the Isle of Wight are continuing as normal.

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ashleigh

What a HUGE coincidence that numbers ONLY have risen since the end of the holiday season. One wonders if testing or number were kept as quite as possible to keep the UK’s holiday trade going, as to have given such numbers then, would have caused many to stay home.   If so, it is disgusting that people were ‘bribed’ by HMG and thick enough to ‘eat out because it was cheap’ thus risking others by saving a tenner.   Cant see any queuing on wet, cold, dark Winter pavements or car parks for trade except for the real essentials, and… Read more »

Karn Evil 9

Yep the numbers were kept quiet to keep the tourist board, the council and ol’ sausage bob happy. sod the rest of the islanders, we are expendable.

jon choo

The pseudo-demic is over, Go to the popular video site and search for the Dr Michael Yeadon interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer from Talk Radio. For some reason (censorship of the truth) the original has been deleted. It’s only 10 mins.

AMA

Lets hope other supermarkets follow Morrisons example.

Tony

Why?? More mass hysteria. This disease is not going away better get used to it.

Jax

No the virus wont go away if we don’t protect one another and follow the guidelines!

Barb

Your right jax people in supermarkets and shops dont respect the social distancing. Everyone has lapsed. It wont be long before we get total lockdown, please you people out there respect the distancing. And look out for each other.

Joe Bloggs

Why? I would have thought that was obvious to an idiot, to try to stop the spread of the virus.

Simon

Obviously not.

Mrs brown

Let’s hope not!!!

AMA

Stupid comment

Mad Benny

Many old and frail won’t wish to queue in the wet, cold conditions of Winter. Trade will plummet for all but essential items this Winter. The bribe to eat out will now come at a huge price as will the tourist trade. Time to pay the reaper.

Theresa

If their that frail then maybe they shouldn’t be out in the winter months. There is a pandemic on after all. Age concern volunteers help with things like this if there’s no family around. I pick shopping up for an elderly neighbour. I don’t go into her house but drop things off on the doorstep and put my mask on.

Magical mag

Bless you Mary for helping others xx

Magical mag

Apologies Theresa x

YJC

As a person with mobility problems I certainly do not mind queuing as long as I can sit down – please provide one or two seats!

Propdel

What happens to those who only want to use the cafe, do they have to queue outside as well as queue for the cafe?
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Disconbobulated

Eat at home. Eating out is a luxury.

Bing Bong

Are you poor?

Barb

You must be one of those selfish people. Think of the NHS or do you have a short memory

Bing Bong

Think of the fear mongering pro-NHS “clap or you’re a bad person” propaganda or do YOU have a short memory?

jon choo

The NHS have had enough dance lessons.

Disconbobulated

As a self employed single parent I’m certainly not wealthy, but I do have manners, integrity and respect for others, regardless if I share the same opinions or not. Everything that makes my life rich can not be bought <3 🙂

Barb

Learn to cook. You could save lives by doing so.

jon choo

not if you cook with arsenic

Anthony Yule

It would make sense to close the cafe.
I don’t actually quite comprehend your comment – you do appreciate what we have all been living through for 6 months?

Disconbobulated

Blimey. Well done Morrisons. Some common sense does exist.

Barb

Let’s hope all shops follow we certainly need it well done morrisons

Mr justice

Something BIG is coming,and you people should have opened up your minds to all possibilities! Now like I said months ago, and many others have, you will reap what you sow!

Dr long

@ Mr Justice once again your Deleterious views arise on a island echo headline, you always try and reach out for Cynosure. Your Idiosyncratic views on the goverment and bigger things with the covid-19 issue. You sit behind your keboard with Gasconading and Rancorous behaviour. Instead why dont you support the good work the goverment do and the NHS and the keyworkers. So please stop with your doom and gloom views and trying to spread all this negative input on the people of the isle of wight and be a Honorificabilitudinitatibus person and wear your mask in public and help… Read more »

YIGAF

Try writing simple English and people might understand what the hell you are on about. All I can say is try researching yourself about what was said in ‘parliament’ today concerning the army being used. Boris looked aghast. People like Mr. Justice have posted for quite a while about what’s coming. Try looking on YouTube what’s going on in the state of Victoria especially Melbourne then make your mind up. They and New Zealand are test beds for what’s to come. Research Agenda 21 it may awaken you. People have a right to their opinion as you have a right… Read more »

Martin smith

That has been wrote in English maybe you should learn English and your understand the big words and the meaning of them. YouTube and your theories load of rubbish. How can millions of people be wrong

jon choo

Maybe because the Mainstream Media is corrupt, just throwing it out there

jon choo

Dr Long Winded suffers from verbal B*llsh1t and therefore has a need for the face nappies.
Talking of ‘Parliament’ did you see that Sir Christopher Chope claim that MP’s had been PREVENTED from entering PARLIAMENT to vote on the internal Markets bill ? Democracy, in the UK is dead.
 

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jon choo

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-09-15/debates/D4DE4FBD-B877-4687-B81F-6FDF07E4C923/UnitedKingdomInternalMarketBill#contribution-8D677D1C-C802-433E-9881-BA6DA62DBD7F   Sir Christopher Chope (Christchurch) (Con)  On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Can you help Back Benchers, please? A number of Back Benchers who wanted to come into the Chamber for this part of tonight’s business were prevented from coming in, and we now have a scenario in which almost the only people in the Chamber are members of the Government and Whips. As I understand it, their plan is to try to distort the votes that may take place on some of the remaining orders, which were originally going to be the subject of deferred Divisions.… Read more »

Phil

All you needed to say is
Mr Justice is as thick as pig shit!

Gurt

Using big words but poor grammar does not make you sound more intelligent – you just fail to get your point across.

Allchie

Correction: ‘Some people’ agree with your prediction that somehow this is all about using the pandemic to control our lives. Many, many do not. Maybe ‘you people’ should open your minds to other possibilities.

Martin smith

Well said and you too Dr long both spot on. Maybe mr justice should open his eyes and his mind

Mrs brown

PLANDEMIC you mean!

YIGAF

Maybe you should open your mind. Have you tried to do some researching yourself.? I’m afraid to tell you that more and more people are starting to wake up to what this government and about 178 others are preparing to do . Still you believe in what you believe I have no problem with that.

Allchie

I also don’t have a problem with you believing what you choose to believe. The issue I have is the disdain and disregard commenters like yourself, Brown and Justice have towards anyone who may have an alternate view. State your case but do it respectfully.

Allchie

I’ve researched. All your theories have been debunked.

YIGAF

I’ve never posted theories. If you have researched what’s your opinion on what’s going on in Melbourne?
Did you find what was said about using the army and Boris looking aghast. Have you researched agenda 21? Doubt it very much. I’m a person that respects anybody’s opinions on any subject or beliefs. Try to be that person. You’re a typical person that says what you say is right and everybody’s else is wrong. Well carry on in life like that as I repeat that I have no problem with that. It’s your choice.

Allchie

Maybe not, but where your thoughts lay are all exposed in your posts. I just find extreme reactions unhelpful, that goes with those who unnecessarily panic about the virus and those that couldn’t care. Btw, I’ve researched A21/30. Have just reached a different conclusion. Accept it.

Martin smith

What is coming that is BIG?? Look at DR Long reply and you didn’t have anything to say to that for once???

mr justice

There really is nothing else to say! Everyone has given their opinions, now let’s just wait and see shall we!? I’m sure we will all see what’s in store for us, very soon!

Martin smith

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Spinal tap

More scaremongering for something that is not a problem in reality .

AMA

Tell that to the families of those have passed away with COVID.. A moronic comment.

Sam

Which is 0 they all had underlying problems and were at deaths door already hence there is no spike in the yearly death average.

Ian

There is more chance of being stabbed to death than dying from Covid.

jon choo

What makes you think he is a moronic lodger

Mrs brown

BBC fake news!

Allchie

Alert! Mrs Brown fake comment.

Mrs brown

Thought you accepted others views? Seems not!

Allchie

I do, however your comment is an accusation, without evidence, of fake news and open to challenge.

Mrs brown

No it’s not an accusation it’s my opinion! Where as you also have no evidence. So can go both ways!

jon choo

The pseudo-demic is over, Go to the popular video site and search for the Dr Michael Yeadon interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer from Talk Radio. For some reason (censorship of the truth) the original has been deleted. It’s only 10 mins

Barb

You have no spine

Ian

You are right. But people are waking up. Look on youtube at the BBC, ITV news etc. The dislikes are vastly outnumbering the likes. As are the comments. The majority know this is all rubbish.

Ian

Remember guys this virus is very picky on who and how it targets. More than 6 of you, then good luck surviving, less than 6 you are perfectly safe. It only comes out after 10pm from next week, so before that time we should all be fine. If you do go out after 10pm, I can only imagine the horror of tripping over dead bodies left right and centre. It you protest against it, you are not safe but if you want to do a BLM protest the virus is very sympathetic to your cause and will leave you alone.… Read more »

Allchie

Great comment Ian .

YIGAF

So let’s get this right. People like Mrs Brown and Mr.Justice for example are conspiracy theorists. But god bless Ian for posting his opinion on Covid19 then another jokey one on concerning the 6 and the 10pm at night is a great comment according to you. Bit inconsistent Allchie don’t you think. But nothing surprises me.

Allchie

Two different things YIGAF. Ian’s sarcasm is in regard to the Governments limited attempts to slow the virus spread, which I agree with him on. No problem there. Previous comment in relation to the virus measures being used to control us, don’t agree but hey that’s their opinion.

Plato

Mr Icke told me that wearing a Top Hat also confers immunity no matter what the time of day, and regardless of one’s sensibilities and humours. I shall wear two, to be doubly sure.
 

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As are people who wear a face covering with their nose sticking over the top!

Rog

I go to so many shops where staff don’t wear masks ,are they COVID proof?
I say if you don’t wear a mask then you don’t enter, and if you can’t wear a mask for medical reasons then what you doing out you must be vulnerable.

Only me

Totally agree rog , it seems you can’t transmit the virus through work mates ,,, load of crap .
you get 3 or 4 staff members standing behind a glass screen think there totally exempt from either catching the virus or spreading it .
time staff of shops need educating obviously

Mrs brown

Discrimination at its best! You can not refuse people entry for no mask! And then if they have a disability, mental or medical exemption saying why are you even out! This plandemic has gotten you good. You cannot be forced to wear a mask.

Rog

This virus kills ,do people not understand that.its not discrimination it’s how it should be . No mask no shopping,end of.
if you find it uncomfortable to wear a mask ,try a tube down your throat.

Mrs brown

The virus does not kill!! When unfortunately people die they are being tested for the common cold or flu! Which is why they have been caught red handed forging death certificates. When the poor people who have lost their life’s died of something else. Doctors have admitted this.

A death certificate is an official document issued by the government, which declares cause of death, location of death, time of death. So why fabricate the truth… ???

jon choo

intubation kills, yep ,KILLS more than it saves.
by the way, are you aware the ‘goberment’ has changed the protocol for the PCR tests( the ones the inventor said are not to be used for diagnoses)

Rog

Yes intubation kills ,all the more reason to wear a mask

True facts

Facts.. mask does help stop the spread of this virus, but for those wearing a mask now increase the chances of catching the virus, and why we are seeing this large increase.
These are proven facts.
Do what you think is best for you and I am sure WHO Knows far better than idiots here in power telling us what best for us.
I can’t and don’t wear any mask, but I do thank those who do wear a mask putting peoples heath like me before them selfs.
 
 
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Mrs brown

Actually there is no evidence that face masks help. Do your own research

ron

I still cannot understand why shop assistants have no masks on.After hospitals they must be one of the most vunerable groups to catch the virus The only staff i have seen wearing a mask was a shop assistant in Waitrose and Morrison’s staff.

Smithy

I agree Ron. We aren’t allowed in without one but the staff filling shelves right next to us who don’t move away are mask free! How is that ok?

Pepe

Put everyone in the world in prison! Build one giant prison and put everyone in it! Prison for everyone, forever! The virus can’t get us in prison!

Steve

Why were restrictions ever lifted
Covid is still around. All businesses should observe social distancing or be closed down. You see these rules being flouted everywhere. It’ll end up with total lockdown again. I can’t wait!
Well done Morrisons, others take note, follow suit or risk being closed again

jon choo

The pseudo-demic is over, Go to the popular tube site and search for the Dr Michael Yeadon interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer from Talk Radio. For some reason (censorship of the truth) the original has been deleted. It’s only 10 mins

Martin Robinson

I was in the shop today and most of the staff ain’t wearing masks including the one that was 2 feet away from me filling the shelves , and they are still letting people shop without masks !!!

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