• Welcome, guest!

    This is a forum devoted to discussion of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
    Why not sign up and contribute?

Coronavirus

Aikiwolf

Active member
Joined
Nov 28, 2009
Messages
2,564
Reaction score
15
For those who work from home, the average person now works an additional 48 minutes a day.

So about 16 additional days since lock down started!
 

Keef

Active member
Joined
May 5, 2013
Messages
2,461
Reaction score
1
Anybody planning a sneaky break in Barmouth can pretty much scrub that idea. Wales closing the borders to travellers from hotspots in England. Quite how that will be policed I have no bloody idea.

When it was big lockdown, the Welsh police were on the petrol station in Machynlleth pinging number plates with the ANPR, any English ones were sent away, all those that were feeling sneaky and going through Dolgelleau were turned around at the island where you turn off for Barmouth, those that got through by going over mountains or turning up in the night got grassed up to the police by the locals.
Could be a bit of a bugger for me, I may be moving and I've furniture and stuff in storage in Machynlleth that I'll need for the new place
 

tredman

Missing ) If found please return
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
16,743
Reaction score
39
Massive increase in cases today in Stafford.
 

lemonjelly

Housecoat, la
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Messages
17,466
Reaction score
12

Paddingtonwolf

Profanisaurus Rex
Joined
Oct 30, 2009
Messages
68,938
Reaction score
6
Wolverhampton (tier 2) now up to 121 cases per 100k

Twenty per cent rise since Monday

South Staffs (tier 1 and fifty yards from my front door) 141 cases per 100k
 

Dublin Drummer Wolf

Active member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
9,585
Reaction score
4
We have moved Nationally into Level 3, with some counties like Donegal and Cavan moved into Level 4 lockdown. Cavan reporting over 500 cases per 100k!
No idea what they are doing up there but they aren't observing the guidelines, that's for sure.

We had to cancel our third break this year, which was only a few days away in Wexford but still.... both myself and my wife need a break from the monotony of this apartment. We just wanted to have a swim and a few nice meals in a restaurant, nothing fancy but just some time away from these 4 walls but we can't leave Dublin now due to restrictions.

Hugely disappointing and depressing. Can't see how they can continue with these stop/start lockdowns for the next 12 months or so until everyone gets vaccinated.
 

darlowolf64

PTG Division 3 (North) Champion 2018/19 & 2019/20
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
27,116
Reaction score
12
We have moved Nationally into Level 3, with some counties like Donegal and Cavan moved into Level 4 lockdown. Cavan reporting over 500 cases per 100k!
No idea what they are doing up there but they aren't observing the guidelines, that's for sure.

We had to cancel our third break this year, which was only a few days away in Wexford but still.... both myself and my wife need a break from the monotony of this apartment. We just wanted to have a swim and a few nice meals in a restaurant, nothing fancy but just some time away from these 4 walls but we can't leave Dublin now due to restrictions.

Hugely disappointing and depressing. Can't see how they can continue with these stop/start lockdowns for the next 12 months or so until everyone gets vaccinated.

Level 4?

We’re down to just three levers now.. “You’re fucked, you’re really fucked and ARGHHhhhhh
 

Kenny

Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 10, 2011
Messages
45,788
Reaction score
9
Sean Fielding
@cllrsfielding
I am far from a seasoned negotiator but the GM meeting just now was a masterclass in how not to do it.
Opening line from Govt: “We either do tier 3 with you or impose it.”
And then absolutely nothing is offered to bring us on side because “there is no money.”
 

Wolvensam

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 22, 2013
Messages
2,231
Reaction score
5
By the way, want one of these culture grants?

You can't have one unless you praise the Great Leader and alert the press.


I said this on your Facebook post Dan but for the benefit of everyone here: this is partially true. I was only sent the publicity stuff (pre-written press release and social media guidance) so this may well be totally true, but I haven't seen it personally. The e-mail I was sent was a more softly-softly version of this.

To be honest this kind of thing isn't uncommon with arts funding, I imagine the government pressed on it after the Fatima debacle/the general fury from artists on social media.

They awarded about 75% of the organisations that applied for the under £1m grant the funding they asked for (my workplace included) which worked out to £257m altogether. They've portioned another £250m of the £1.57bn to go in the above £1m grant pot which the big organisations will apply to (Grand, Hippodrome, RSC, National, etc.). I imagine only 20-30% will be successful and there will be some sad losses.
 

Deutsch Wolf

*Funny User Title Coming Soon*
Joined
Oct 16, 2009
Messages
92,327
Reaction score
46
Burnham saying that Van Tam told him that to get the infection rate down, local lockdowns need to go way beyond closing pubs.

So go the whole hog and do the lot, or stop hitting one sector for literally no fucking reason. Christ, it's not hard.
 

Tony Towner

Active member
Joined
Feb 18, 2010
Messages
19,685
Reaction score
15
They dug themselves too deep a hole over their commitment to not close schools so they and by extension we are screwed. You shut everything down bar work and essential shops for a month or don't bother.
 

PPB

Kenny Hibbitt
Joined
May 17, 2012
Messages
16,421
Reaction score
0
I was having a conversation the other day about ' how many of us know someone who has actually been tested positive for Covid ' and it seemed that not many of us actually knew anyone, including me, until yesterday. A family member on my hubbys side tested positive two days ago.
 

The Bear

Euro 2012 PTG Champion
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2009
Messages
46,192
Reaction score
19
This made me laugh more than it probably should.


 

Wolvensam

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 22, 2013
Messages
2,231
Reaction score
5
Blimey. A circuit breaker is inevitable I think: happening in Northern Ireland, Wales and only a matter of time before Scotland follows suit.
 

BillyDee

Active member
Joined
May 20, 2013
Messages
2,944
Reaction score
3
I still think Alex will try and hold of another full lockdown as long as he can, in the hope that the timing will be enough to "save" Christmas.
 

Wolvensam

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 22, 2013
Messages
2,231
Reaction score
5
I'm not sure the circuit breaker would be as full-blown as March-June was: it seems they're still allowing households to socialise in outside areas with the rule of 6 with schools to remain open (well, Secondary at least). Obviously it would mean all non-essential businesses closing alongside leisure/entertainment facilities. Again. Which could be catastrophic for some.

I've recently bought a new car and the dealership contacted me this morning to ask if I could pick it up on Wednesday - they're anticipating a lockdown too so are throwing cars out the door...
 
Top