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The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey

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« Reply #8730 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:01:04 »

Vaccinations now mandatory in Greece for the over 60s. €100 per month fine until vaccinated.
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« Reply #8731 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:40:56 »

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Vaccinations now mandatory in Greece for the over 60s. €100 per month fine until vaccinated.

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« Reply #8732 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:43:02 »

Just thinking about the media jizzing over the new variant.

Wouldn’t it be good if they reported how many, if any, of those who’ve contracted it were vaccinated and, more importantly, how they are.
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« Reply #8733 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:46:32 »

does the vaccine still prevent most hospitalisations?

if it does, report that
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« Reply #8734 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:52:54 »

They're waiting until they've got enough data to be sure. There's a danger in jumping the gun, particularly if it gives people a false sense of security.
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« Reply #8735 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:56:33 »

Don’t seem to mind scaring the shit out of people with the same lack of data, though.
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« Reply #8736 on: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 18:59:35 »

This was quite a comforting read:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/11/30/health/omicron-delta-variant-comparison/index.html
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« Reply #8737 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:06:51 »

Bit of advice really. Due to the change of rules for travelling, we need to get the mother and father in-law tested before they fly back to the Republic of Ireland next Sunday. I believe they both require a negative PCR test before they can travel. I've done a bit of research and there are PCR centres fairly local in Coventry and Northampton but also believe Boots have a facility to do tests as well. Prices seem to be £100+

Anyone needed to do anything recently for travelling that might be able to share wisdom?
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« Reply #8738 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:11:29 »

Bit of advice really. Due to the change of rules for travelling, we need to get the mother and father in-law tested before they fly back to the Republic of Ireland next Sunday. I believe they both require a negative PCR test before they can travel. I've done a bit of research and there are PCR centres fairly local in Coventry and Northampton but also believe Boots have a facility to do tests as well. Prices seem to be £100+

Anyone needed to do anything recently for travelling that might be able to share wisdom?

When I travelled to and from the states in august I had to shop around to get a good deal, and paid a lot less than a hundred knicker.

https://www.247hometesting.com/

Does this help?
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« Reply #8739 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:18:12 »

When I travelled to and from the states in august I had to shop around to get a good deal, and paid a lot less than a hundred knicker.

https://www.247hometesting.com/

Does this help?

Thanks Hunk, appreciate that. £64.99 for a fit to fly test is easily the cheapest I have seen.
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« Reply #8740 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:23:18 »

Thanks Hunk, appreciate that. £64.99 for a fit to fly test is easily the cheapest I have seen.

No problem! I wouldn't stop there though, I'd be surprised if you can't find it even cheaper
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« Reply #8741 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:25:10 »

Anyone needed to do anything recently for travelling that might be able to share wisdom?

We just used these guys (Swindon, but other "branches" (huts) available).

https://www.projectscreen.co.uk/covid-test-locations/swindon/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoZKb0OfE9AIVFODICh2ivQgjEAAYAiAAEgLR5vD_BwE

You pop to the mini hut, do the test, then they take to the lab. Results within 24 hours of lab receipt. I assume they still use a courier to get the sample there - they used to.

We did that at the time because the post service was hit by Covid and we were paranoid it would get delayed Smiley

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« Reply #8742 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:28:45 »

We just used these guys (Swindon, but other "branches" (huts) available).

https://www.projectscreen.co.uk/covid-test-locations/swindon/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoZKb0OfE9AIVFODICh2ivQgjEAAYAiAAEgLR5vD_BwE

You pop to the mini hut, do the test, then they take to the lab. Results within 24 hours of lab receipt. I assume they still use a courier to get the sample there - they used to.

We did that at the time because the post service was hit by Covid and we were paranoid it would get delayed Smiley



Thanks Batch - looks like the pods are not that local for us unfortunately. Nearest looks like Leicester or Cambridge which is a bit of a trip. Thanks for sharing though.
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« Reply #8743 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 09:35:04 »

Yeah, we wouldn't have travelled outside Swindon for it either
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« Reply #8744 on: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 15:04:41 »

Officially told today our annual works party has been cancelled. The company went along with the corporate line that they ‘are protecting us from unnecessary socialising’. Which is odd seeing as we work in a building where you can’t help avoiding other people in close contact. Seems to have backfired a bit for the company an an unofficial night out around Old Town by some of the workers. Surely companies know this will happen so would be better off sticking with the Xmas do in a hotel function room where they have some level of control as opposed to their staff mingling with the masses of Swindon. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just a convienient to save money!
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