WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO FROM THURSDAY – LOCKDOWN 2.0

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The country is being told to ‘stay at home’ from Thursday as the Government introduces a second national lockdown in a bid to save Christmas and the lives of thousands.

Stringent restrictions mean that you can only leave home for certain reasons as of 00:01 on 5th November, although this second lockdown is more relaxed than the first with schools remaining open and businesses encouraged to keep trading.

Police have the power to fine and/or charge any individual who disobeys the Government. The restrictions will be reviewed on or before 2nd December, but could well be extended to Christmas and beyond.

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From Thursday, Islanders will only be allowed to leave their home for:

  • Education
  • Work, if you cannot work from home
  • Exercise and recreation outdoors with your household, support bubble or on your own with 1 person from another household
  • Medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm
  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which should be as infrequent as possible
  • Providing care for vulnerable people or as a volunteer

You will only be allowed to socialise with your friends or family if you are living with them, or they are part of your support bubble – otherwise you cannot socialise with them, indoors or outdoors. People living alone will be able to form a support bubble with another household and children will still be able to see their parents if they are under 16 and their parents have separated.

Travel internationally or within the UK will not be permitted, unless for work, education or other legally permitted exemptions. Overnight stays away from primary residences will also not be allowed, except for specific exceptions including for work.

Parents will still be able to access registered childcare and other childcare activities where reasonably necessary to enable parents to work. Parents are also able to form a childcare bubble with another household for the purposes of informal childcare, where the child is 13 or under.

Clinically vulnerable individuals, or those over the age of 60, are not being urged to shield like they were in March. However, they should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise contacts with others. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable should not only minimise their contacts with others, but also not go to work if they are unable to work from home.

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Weddings and Funerals

The wedding industry has been thrown into turmoil once again with all weddings and civil partnership ceremonies banned, except in ‘exceptional circumstances’.

Funerals are being allowed to continue and can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. The scattering of ashes and stone settings can take place with up to 15 people.

There will be no ‘I Dos’ in November with weddings banned

Businesses to close and activities to cease

Non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues will be closed from Thursday including hairdressers, beauty salons and pubs, although in Lockdown 2.0 Click and Collect, delivery and takeaway services can continue. Essential shops, including supermarkets, hardware shops, vets and garden centres, will remain open.

Public services, such as job centres, courts and civil registration offices will also remain open, as will playgrounds.

Elite sports will continue to take place behind closed doors but amateur sports, such as youth and league football, must stop.

The High Street is set to look bare once again… Photo: Isle of Wight Council

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Karn Evil 9

Seems clear enough, let’s see how many moan and say that “the rules are unclear” I hope there heavy fines for anyone breaking them too.

Opinions Matter

I’ll second strict policing and fines for rule breakers.

Real Islander

For some much needed common sense, which seems to be lacking…” Great Barrington Declaration “As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection. Remember SAGE projected 4000 CV deaths a day in the UK During the height of the pandemic, the maximum number of global daily deaths peaked at 8514 a day SAGE therefore concluded that the UK could have a death rate 54 times higher than the worst max global death rate. They are lying… Read more »

Real Islander

Your Government is being taken to court for fraud. Therefore as a .gov department responsible for that information they are acting unlawfully, with false pretence pertaining to fraud.1. 25 July 2020: Freedom of Information request – Full, accurate and complete disclosure of SARS-COV-2 virus records.2. “Please provide a full, accurate and complete list of records held within your office, and or under your authority, describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly taken from a symptomatic patient of COVID-19 where the sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic material (not limited but by way of example… Read more »

Linda Belcher

Are you qualified to say they are lying !!!

Real Islander

Plenty of doctors/virologists and professors are, for example check out one of the most qualified men…Dr Mike Yeadon Former CSO & VP Allergy Respiratory Research Pfizer Global.Who incidentally is being censored, why ?

Taressem

Are you qualified to say that they are not?

Smithy

Don’t need any qualifications to see it

Susie Brown

But who will listen? The only person your opinions matter to is you.

Real Islander

At the start of the year, it would have been thought literally unbelievable that 68 million people would accept a 30 day stay at home order on the basis of an unpublished theoretical model.

Bob Frapples

This is a bad Korea move

Rog

Norf or souf

Hate life

What an exciting winter we are all going to have 🙂

Opinions Matter

It’s got to be done. Cheer up, hopefully this horrible virus will burn itself out next year?

Real Islander

It already has… if you listen to to people like Dr Mike Yeadon Former CSO & VP Allergy Respiratory Research Pfizer Global… who has more common sense than the whole of the government advisors and SAGE put together.

Opinions Matter

If, as you state this virus has already burnt itself out, are so many still being admitted into mainland hospitals? Why are all the leaders of the world’s countries lying also. Europe, America, African countries, Asia etc etc. Why would they all lie??????

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Colin

I was hoping to have a new kitchen fitted next week by 2 fitters is this allowed

Mines a pint .

Yes it is .

Martyn Ritchie

NO

Mines a pint .

Yes it is

Stephen Robbins

Colin, I’m have the same problem, due to have our kitchen remodelled, with new windows, ceiling, floor,walls. Probably 6/7 different trades. Can’t see it happening now.

Susie Brown

Get you kitchen fitted mate. If you’ve already got it arranged go for it – you never know when it will get done otherwise. At least you’ll have a beautiful place to cook, if you can get to the stores for ingredients that is.

Opinions Matter

Unfortunately not Colin

Smithy

Wonder if the ferries will do more this time? Hope to see no more coaches around.

AMA

I cannot imagine Wightlink letting you remain in your car. They want you to spend money in their outrageously over priced cafe

Opinions Matter

I know for a fact hotels have been contacted by the government and instructed to close. Not sure about the smaller privately owned establishments.

ron

Cannot believe how many people are still coming on the island who have cottages booked.
Throw them out.

Sea

My God, Ron, you will be like the Welsh, when they used to burn down holiday cottages in protest. Sadly we can’t stop people coming here, and they will, as we, albeit briefly are safer than many places.

I too wish we could pull up the drawbridge, but as we can’t stop the illegals coming to the UK, who have NO right to be here, we certainly can’t stop those British people who do from coming here.

Stay safe, and understand your thoughts, but world has moved on since common sense was ‘enough’

Sarah

Well woodside bay lodges wooton are shutting wed so many other places should really follow.no visitors please! If I can’t go as an islander they defo need too po

Opinions Matter

No travel only for work purposes has been stipulated this time which is good. By rights, holidaying visitors should not be coming here

Biggerpicture

Interesting points that probably in normal times help to keep your community afloat!
#alwaysbecarefulwhatyouwishfor
#thatdrawbridgecanalsodrownyou

Opinions Matter

Unfortunately, these are not ‘normal times’ are they!!! It has to be done, stopping the movement of people will hopefully slow the infection rate down. Hopefully???????

Mines a pint .

Its a free country mate. Go live in china if you don’t like it .

Mandy

You won’t be having your pint in any pubs for a month, so at the moment it’s not a free country is it.

Opinions Matter

The world is suffering a pandemic. Go look this word up in the English Dictionary. People are dying and you have the bloody cheek to say it’s a free country. Words fail me. People like you are probably walking around as if nothing is going on and your bitchin’ and moaning saying it’s a free country. Get a grip.

Real Islander

When only 0.06% actually die and are an average age of 82 with existing problems, I think you need to educate yourself and stop believing this fear porn.

Mines a pint .

What concerns me is people like you blindly accept everything you are told without question .sane people do not .the governments figures have already been proved as lies .hide in your bunker if you want too .I will not .

Deb

Yes I agree

Sarah

If just had my lodge here id booked for second time ,due too the first cancelled through lockdown,cancelled on wed .i only live 10 mins away! So hopefully other holiday places follow suit.
Gutted all same .needed too get away after a tough miserable shielding stint.
Groundhog day is looming

Linda Belcher

Perhaps you need a holiday off the island not 10 mins away lol

Susie Brown

Console yourself with the fact that visitors to our Island bring in huge amounts of revenue. 2nd home owners contribute massively to our economy. The entire Island’s economy would sink without visitors. And the council wouldn’t be able to empty your bins or supply public toilets and street lighting. . Then you’d have something valid to moan about.

Mandy

Agree visitors to the lsland contribute to the economy , but at the moment they and second home owners have been asked not to come, there’s going to be nowhere open, what’s the point.

temperance

Bugger! Still got to go to work.

stephen

well of Couse we still have to pay our taxes to keep the councils in work
its all about money

Dave

Will be interesting to see how many ‘visitors’ come to this Island after Thursday…

Mandy

The article says that police will have the power to fine or charge any individual disobeying the government, so the ferry companies are enabling people to break the law.

Noodles

Will expect the floating bridge will go in to lockdown aswell

GET THE FACTS RIGHT

I would like to make it clear for those who have been misinformed, having a LEARNING DISABILITY DOES NOT MEAN THAT A PERSON IS NOT INTELLIGENT. EINSTEIN, LEONARDO DA VINCI, RICHARD BRANSON and many other famous people are DYSLEXIC considered a LEARNING DISABILITY. I sometimes truly wonder where the real disability is, when we live in a society of IGNORANCE over INTELLIGENCE

Sea

Yet YOU post this on the wrong article

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Susie Brown

Sadly I think most people here did not understand the point you’re trying to make. Unfortunate, as the post is regarding learning disabled people not being stupid.

Simon

Sooooo….. Let me get this right, you cant see friends or family inside or out, but you can if you’re at a funeral or wedding? Makes no sense at all.

disillusioned

Funerals, yes, according to the article. Weddings are banned for the duration of this lockdown though….

Susie Brown

Wrong, if you’re going to espouse ‘facts’, please check them first.

Martyn Ritchie

No weddings

Dee

It does nt ring right i would like to see one member of my family

Susie Brown

Then go and see them. Don’t follow blindly or the next thing you know you’ll have followed into all sorts of hell.

Susie Brown

None of makes sense mate. If wearing a mask protects you and the wearer from infection, how come the infection rate continues to rise? Not that they’re worth a damn, but ‘Government Statistics’ say 98% of the population wears a face covering. So, where’s the sense in that?

Colin

Can anyone tell me whether my new kitchen will be able to be fitted in a weeks time it’s all been delivered and I’ve paid for it, it’s in my garage and a spare room I have employed two kitchen fitters and a plumber to take out the existing kitchen and replace it with a new one is this going to be a load under the new rules of lockdown

Smithy

I would say yes as they are still working and cannot do that from home you should social distance from them though but I don’t see why not. It says workmen can work in houses.

Drewstone

I couldn’t have mine done under first lockdown had to wait – do guess you will too matey!

Smithy

This time people are being encouraged to keep working

disillusioned

From what I understand of this coming lock down, ‘construction’ work IS allowed…

Colin

Thanks

Martyn Ritchie

No one allowed in your house ,unless in your household .except for emergency .ie gas leak

Smithy

Not true. Look at the guidelines workman can still work in houses. They are told to keep working and you can hardly call that working from home! Just keep apart and leave them to it. You need a kitchen!

Colin

Thanks

Susie Brown

Another one making it up as they go along. YOU DIDN’T READ THE FULL GUIDELINES DID YOU?

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Mines a pint .

Yes you can have it done .construction is still working as we cannot work from home .

Susie Brown

Here’s an idea, why not call the people who will be fitting your kitchen? Wow, there”s a novel thought, asking someone who really will know the answer to your question. Did you really think anyone on this forum actually knows what the restrictions are? Most of them just read the headlines and make the rest up.

Colin

Should be allowed

Bert

Now is this LAW OR SUGGESTIONS FROM THE GOV.? WHICH ONES ARE LAW,

Smithy

None until they vote on it Wednesday

What a load of Bubbles!

If my boy is not allowed to play football outside with ten others how is it safe for him to sit for hours in a classroom with about 30 other children and then walk past 100’s of other children around the school, then get on a bus and sit for another hour with different years?
Money , Money, Money, the government really does care about peoples life’s and families!

Fred

What we’re being asked to give up for one or two months is a lot less than the loss of a loved one. I will stay in doors, work from home (which is a bit awkward), and protect others so I will see my Sister in the summer on the beach and not in an early grave. Simple stuff. The island should be proud. Despite being a holiday location and a high number of older people we’ve had some of the lowest figures. This must be because the majority are doing the right thing. Good work everyone. We will get… Read more »

The Anonymous Barber

We have already done this once before and it hasn’t worked.

It is easy for yourself to say that because you can work for home, albeit it’s difficult but you still can. But for many others including myself I am unable to do that so yet again I am denied making a living .

I will leave you with Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Concerned of Ryde

It didn’t work because too many stupid people met up & spread the virus over & over again. The need to halt the transmission should be uppermost in everyone’s thoughts & deeds. PLEASE STAY AT HOME as much as possible & protect all your loved ones.

The Anonymous Barber

What a load of tosh. Pardon?

Susie Brown

But they were wearing masks, wasn’t that supposed to stop the spread?

SRichards

If only that were true this is how all our lives are going to be now until we leave this earth.Mark my words I am sorry to say

Lea

Wake up…weve had 1 lockdown…didnt work… 2nd wont either.all just bs.fake numbers are just to scare.its obv working! Covid just like flue is here too stay.another strategies is needed .cases dont mean deaths.

Opinions Matter

Hooooray…..it states travel will not be permitted only if work related and people must stay in their primary residence. No visitors should be boarding the ferries and coming over for a jolly!!!!!

AMA

I agree 100 % but Wightlink will take anyone’s money and let them travel. The Maritime Agency never revoked their letter to Wightlink and Red Funnel allowing passengers to stay in their vehicles. The ferry companies made their own decision to not allow passengers to stay in their cars. They want you to spend money in their cafes and shops.

Susie Brown

It is not the responsibility of the ferry employees to police the people who use the ferry. When will you realise that they are mariners, not monitors. Here’s an idea, instead of spouting nonsense on this forum, why not suggest to the chief of Hampshire police a uniformed constable’s presence on the ferries so your dreaded interlopers can be refuse entry?

Mandy

What a good idea.

Human

You can do this, you can’t do that, why does it matter why I’m outside as long as I’m not breathing in people’s faces? Why can’t I see a friend (especially outside where it’s not harming anyone) when children are forced to school with hundreds of others or workers are forced into confined spaces with others? Pubs/restaurants have had to close at 10pm recently, why? Does the virus only come out at night? You’ve been able to go in and eat at a table in a confined space with more than 6 people (encouraged to in fact not long ago),… Read more »

Rog

I wish they’d make construction clearer.large sites yes but how about smaller ones who work in peoples homes while they are there .

Smithy

Allowed says in guidelines. They are told to continue working if they can’t do it from home.

xB105

Hospital appointments?

Black Jack

As I see it you can go out more than once for exercise and there is no time limit. If you are out you can still say ‘hello’ to some one you know and if they happen to be walking in the same direction ! .It will make the job of the Police very difficult to enforce almost another set of ‘un-enforceable rules and or guide lines.

Pippin

How are they going to stop people coming to the island on holiday, for weekend breaks or day trips. Short answer – they won’t !

Mandy

Can’t understand why anyone would want to , everywhere closed and rotten weather, but you can’t reason with stupid.

Mr justice

May 2020 ” Mr justice said the army will be brought in” he spreads conspiracy this will never happen we aren’t China!”

Daz

David Icke says, there is no virus…so why worry 🙂 lol

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