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#1 Chelli

Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:30 PM

New thread time.

Link to previous thread is here:

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#2 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:36 PM

Gold!

#3 VigilantePaladin

Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:37 PM

PCR test....

#4 Nasty Teens

Posted 19 May 2020 - 08:40 PM

Bronze


#5 purplekitty

Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:08 PM

*cough*

#6 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:09 PM

Pulling up a chair...

#7 caitiri

Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:41 PM

View Post~Jolly_F~, on 19 May 2020 - 09:09 PM, said:

Pulling up a chair...

Me too,  but at least 1.5m away

#8 purpleduck

Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:06 PM

And with a face mask or three ;)

#9 Ozquoll

Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:05 AM

Awesome 17yo who created one of the most visited Covid-19 trackers has turned down $8 million bucks to put ads on it!

https://www.cracked....ersonified.html

#10 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:40 AM

Gladys certainly is Scottys little puppet!

NSW wants everyone to holiday there In June....

While the others states have still have 2 weeks isolation periods, it’s not going to happen.

In Qld by the same time, we are only allowed to travel 250km.

Does NSW even have a roadmap plan like other states or is it all just made up as she goes?

https://www.abc.net....rapped/12264926

#11 purpleduck

Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:52 AM

I wonder what the sudden rush is? Have unknown community cases in NSW stayed low? Maybe that’s what they are working off.

Personally, while I will have my kids back at school next week, I am preparing for new outbreaks, school closures and we are not going to be socialising any time soon. I will be watching the numbers again every morning to see a sustained low level of new cases.

#12 Fourteenyears

Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:55 AM

I don’t have strong feelings about this, but it does make me wonder if Gladys has ever interacted with actual people.

Book a holiday but if you’re feeling unwell don’t travel?  

That seems pretty ignorant of basic human nature.  Holidays  - even short intrastate weekends away (which is really all we do, once a year), are a major expense for us.  I would like to think we’d cancel if one of us had a slightly scratchy throat, (we could get tested, but waiting for results would eat the entire weekend anyway).    It’s a huge leap of faith to assume that would be the response across the board.

#13 blimkybill

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:02 AM

View Post~Jolly_F~, on 20 May 2020 - 08:40 AM, said:

Gladys certainly is Scottys little puppet!

NSW wants everyone to holiday there In June....

While the others states have still have 2 weeks isolation periods, it’s not going to happen.

In Qld by the same time, we are only allowed to travel 250km.

Does NSW even have a roadmap plan like other states or is it all just made up as she goes?

https://www.abc.net....rapped/12264926
I don't think they are targeting people from other states, just allowing people to travel for holidays within NSW, plus allow people who want to travel for leisure from Vic or ACT. In NSW and ACT we have been allowed to travel to visit family for a couple of weeks already.
The average number of new cases per day has been around 3 over the last 2 weeks so I guess they think that's low enough for the testing/tracing/isolating regime to manage.

#14 MsLaurie

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:03 AM

NSW does seem to have fairly low levels of community transmission, but it still has large numbers of active cases. I’m really unsure about why they’re in a sudden rush?

#15 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:12 AM

View Postblimkybill, on 20 May 2020 - 09:02 AM, said:


I don't think they are targeting people from other states, just allowing people to travel for holidays within NSW, plus allow people who want to travel for leisure from Vic or ACT. In NSW and ACT we have been allowed to travel to visit family for a couple of weeks already.
The average number of new cases per day has been around 3 over the last 2 weeks so I guess they think that's low enough for the testing/tracing/isolating regime to manage.

I am repeating what she said in her presser this morning backed it up with an article even.

She said we are open and welcoming people from other states, we have kept our borders open because we think it’s best for NSW and Australia...

I don’t know why you constantly treat me like I have no idea or what I am saying is wrong.....

#16 Freddie'sMum

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:21 AM

I'm just confused about the whole damn thing !

Message: we want the kids back at school full time
Message: but we can only have 12 people on a bus at once.
Message: lots of kids travel by PT to get to school
Message: ignore the 12 person rule - pick up as many people as you want
Message: get back to work
Message: but don't take PT
Message: get back to work
Message: but don't take the office lift to get into the office
Message: we are re-opening for travel
Message: but don't travel if you don't feel well.

#17 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:25 AM

Meanwhile AP is like yer nah there will be no interstate travel for a while, we have only just opened cafes but she said as planned it will be reviewed each month.

#18 3rd time lucky

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:39 AM

NSW have been the least consistent state in their messaging.

#19 Julie3Girls

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:41 AM

I don’t think it is so much mixed messaging.
Some yes - why are kids sports still shut when they are at full time school?
But a lot is more a case that the govt is putting an awful lot of trust into the idea that people will do the right thing for the community.

Saying yes, you can go to work, but try and avoid crowded public transport - use your car, walk, ride a bike or work from home ... I don’t see a problem with this, it’s acknowledging there is an issue, people need to work, pointing out the risks of crowded transport, suggesting alternatives, and then leaving it up to adults to make up their own minds,

Yes, the kids have to go to school but try to avoid public transport ... again, she isn’t saying you MUST drive your kids to school, but it might be good if you can.

I do think they could have held off on holiday travel for a few more weeks - give the new back to school changes a chance to settle in. Just back to school on it’s own brings with it a massive amount of change, not just for the kids, but for parents who are then free to go to work, or who can head out more during the day to go shopping etc. Add in the other restrictions easing ... might have been nice to have a few weeks to see the impact, before encouraging people to holiday all around the state.

And unrealistic to think people with a prebooked, probably pre-paid weekend away are going to cancel because of a slight symptoms.

#20 AxeTheMax

Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:49 AM

It is scaring me how fast Gladys is easing restrictions! And all of a sudden too, not waiting to see how it goes with each restriction lifted.

The one case in Qld today was from someone who came back from overseas two months ago! This virus is too unpredictable and it scares me.

#21 Freddie'sMum

Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:00 AM

Prior to the pandemic at least half a million people travelled from their homes to the Sydney CBD to go to work - a huge majority of them travelled by PT.

It is completely unrealistic to say to those people now "go back to work but try not to use PT in peak time - you can drive your car, or bike or walk to work".  

The official peak time for Sydney (mornings) is from 7am to 11am.  Anyone coming in from the Central Coast or Wollongong etc is on a train before 7am.  So the only realistic option for those of us who did travel (at least one hour each way) is to drive a car.  Thus creating gridlock on the roads.

It's nonsense and madness at the same time.

#22 Gumbette

Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:56 AM

Forget going back to work - just everyone driving their children to school on Monday will turn our roads into a carpark.  Great planning NSW.

#23 can'tstayaway

Posted 20 May 2020 - 01:41 PM

Schools haven’t even gone back to face to face teaching full time and 2 schools have been shut. A student in the Sydney School has tested positive and a subcontractor at a Melbourne school.

The good news is that the Victorian testing is obviously working because they’re finding these cases. Sky News reported that the subcontractor was asymptomatic when they were tested.


Edited to remove link that went to an ad site

Edited by can'tstayaway, 20 May 2020 - 01:42 PM.


#24 (feral)epg

Posted 20 May 2020 - 01:47 PM

Let's NOT re-open state borders.  An outbreak of cases in a grey nomad population in Port Douglas, Cairns or Broome is THE nightmare situation we cannot cope with.  Those hospitals aren't exactly overloaded with ventilators and air lifting patients back to Brisbane or Perth is not easy or cheap.

I realise it's awful for the tourism sector.

#25 Bereckii

Posted 20 May 2020 - 01:56 PM

View PostFreddie, on 20 May 2020 - 10:00 AM, said:

Prior to the pandemic at least half a million people travelled from their homes to the Sydney CBD to go to work - a huge majority of them travelled by PT.

It is completely unrealistic to say to those people now "go back to work but try not to use PT in peak time - you can drive your car, or bike or walk to work".  

The official peak time for Sydney (mornings) is from 7am to 11am.  Anyone coming in from the Central Coast or Wollongong etc is on a train before 7am.  So the only realistic option for those of us who did travel (at least one hour each way) is to drive a car.  Thus creating gridlock on the roads.

It's nonsense and madness at the same time.

Kinda wondering where all those cars are meant to park too?




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