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There has been a 82% drop off in restaurant bookings in the whole country since last week.

 

Good news for fighting the disease, obviously fatal for the businesses.

Would be 100% if people had any sense.

 

Tbf it does seem like government should but a hard ban, as they are in a difficult position now. They can't claim on insurance and are getting no sales.

 

I’ve just ordered and received take out two course meal from my local restaurant that I usually visit with my Mam or friends a few times a week. Great place as those on here who I socialise with well know. Was asking the owner how things are going and he sounded a broken man. They had one person in all of last night and planning on closing for the foreseeable after Mother’s Day as he didn’t want to let down the few bookings he had left.

 

Makes you think of the ripple effect even more so. Not that I need much reminding of it working in social housing right now.

 

Around me all the restaurants have been ordered to close so most of them have taken to delivering within X radius, and/or offering curbside pickup. Even fancy restaurants that wouldn't ever do takeaway. There seems to be a fairly significant community effort to support these small business. For now at least, while people still feel they can afford it.

 

I'm sure it's not enough for each of these restaurants to survive on, but hopefully it helps to some extent.

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Just been for a jog around North Shields Fish Quay and Tynemouth, and it's like a busy Saturday afternoon. Hundreds out walking. Carpark to Fish Quay was completely full.

 

Reasonable numbers in cafes too, but that will probably drop off once the seriousness of the pandemic hopefully dawns. Can't imaging how many bars, restaurants and shops we're gonna see boarded up in 8 months time  :(

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Just been for a jog around North Shields Fish Quay and Tynemouth, and it's like a busy Saturday afternoon. Hundreds out walking. Carpark to Fish Quay was completely full.

 

Reasonable numbers in cafes too, but that will probably drop off once the seriousness of the pandemic hopefully dawns. Can't imaging how many bars, restaurants and shops we're gonna see boarded up in 8 months time  :(

Time to support them by way of take aways, Vouchers or pay in advance.. My birthday in a couple of month and I've asked for cluny vouchers from the family.
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As I have two kids we have one of those digital thermometers. Two things...

 

For as long as we've been a parent, the UK rule of thumb has been that if the temperature is over 38.0, that's when you give them medicine and when they officially have a fever. (both of my kids had fevers of 39.5 in the last week - again that's not that unusual... they probably have fevers like that 6 or 7 times a year - we're self isolating anyway though obviously).

 

Not sure why they've reduced the threshold to 37.8 now. Mine is fairly regularly between 36.8 and 37.4 (I sometimes test it to check the thermometer is working).

 

 

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As I have two kids we have one of those digital thermometers. Two things...

 

For as long as we've been a parent, the UK rule of thumb has been that if the temperature is over 38.0, that's when you give them medicine and when they officially have a fever. (both of my kids had fevers of 39.5 in the last week - again that's not that unusual... they probably have fevers like that 6 or 7 times a year - we're self isolating anyway though obviously).

 

Not sure why they've reduced the threshold to 37.8 now. Mine is fairly regularly between 36.8 and 37.4 (I sometimes test it to check the thermometer is working).

 

 

 

Don't they want people to self isolate even with a mild fever?

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Stop with the temperatures ffs.

 

So many things can affect it

 

Someones over 37C

 

My bp is rising with the amount of social media bullshit.

 

Get worried if it’s above 38 for half a day or more

I hope you're not checking that as often as the thermometer lot are checking core temperatures.

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Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.1%

 

FFS. Don't see the point. As if private pensions weren't decimated enough. Funding gaps for final salary pensions will also grow again. And contrary to popular belief, home-owners with a mortgage are in a minority.

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Are these temperatures rectal or oral?  Who's in the lead?

 

Mine was done with a George Jetson type Ray gun that zapped my brow as I walking into work this morning

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Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.1%

 

FFS. Don't see the point. As if private pensions weren't decimated enough. Funding gaps for final salary pensions will also grow again. And contrary to popular belief, home-owners with a mortgage are in a minority.

 

Most people mortgage's will be fixed as well won't they?

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Yeah, i'm going to start getting a takeaway every other night.  Won't do my health much good but will help businesses.

 

Apologies neesy111[/member]  you know I love you. That post had me chuckling away for some reason :lol:

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Yeah, i'm going to start getting a takeaway every other night.  Won't do my health much good but will help businesses.

 

Apologies neesy111[/member]  you know I love you. That post had me chuckling away for some reason :lol:

 

This must be bad for you, since you eat out most nights.... ;)

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As I have two kids we have one of those digital thermometers. Two things...

 

For as long as we've been a parent, the UK rule of thumb has been that if the temperature is over 38.0, that's when you give them medicine and when they officially have a fever. (both of my kids had fevers of 39.5 in the last week - again that's not that unusual... they probably have fevers like that 6 or 7 times a year - we're self isolating anyway though obviously).

 

Not sure why they've reduced the threshold to 37.8 now. Mine is fairly regularly between 36.8 and 37.4 (I sometimes test it to check the thermometer is working).

 

 

 

Where have they said it's 37.8 now? The guidance for adults and children published online is you don't even need to check - you'll know when you/they have a high temp through touch.

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As I have two kids we have one of those digital thermometers. Two things...

 

For as long as we've been a parent, the UK rule of thumb has been that if the temperature is over 38.0, that's when you give them medicine and when they officially have a fever. (both of my kids had fevers of 39.5 in the last week - again that's not that unusual... they probably have fevers like that 6 or 7 times a year - we're self isolating anyway though obviously).

 

Not sure why they've reduced the threshold to 37.8 now. Mine is fairly regularly between 36.8 and 37.4 (I sometimes test it to check the thermometer is working).

 

 

 

Where have they said it's 37.8 now? The guidance for adults and children published online is you don't even need to check - you'll know when you/they have a high temp through touch.

 

My mrs has said that's what the hospitals are going on for this.

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