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    Heading into autumn - what next?

    Looking at the numbers it seems inevitable that we will soon invoke "Plan B" as the snails pace of the booster / kids roll out means things are going sideways in a hurry. Will be really interesting to see how people react to restrictions being brought back - whether those who have "checked out"...
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    Where will we be able to go Abroad restriction free from May 17th ?

    How can it possibly not be described as a restriction? You can only come into England if you consent to pay for a medical test. That is very much a restriction to me!
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    Covid Vaccination Booster

    It is really too soon to know what this is going to look like long term - we really don't yet know what the "waning" looks like for the vaccines and how often we will be advised to boost simply because enough time hasn't elapsed to gather the data. Israel is not the only one to set "expiry" on...
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    Vaccine Passports under England 'Plan B'

    As usual the whole thing just makes absolutely no sense and will have precisely zero impact on spread of the illness. The decision to no longer allow a testing option is bonkers - Someone who has returned a negative test is much less likely to have, and be able to spread, the virus than...
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    Local Lockdowns after Furlough ends

    Of course - Think of people in the travel / aviation sectors who continue to be decimated by the Pandemic both because of conditions here and overseas. Who knows what will happen for those people come October as the industry will take a long time to recover. My guess would be that any future...
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    Vaccine Passports - currently being considered in Scotland & Wales

    It irritates to read people who think their experience is what everyone else has been through. It is great that you have had a good 18 months but that is most definitely not the experience many have had. I haven't had a life for most of the time - the few things I have were all taken away and...
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    Vaccine Passports - currently being considered in Scotland & Wales

    Sorry but I really don't think it is fair to argue that life hasn't been put on hold / people have been doing nothing more than existing for 18 months. Think of those on Furlough for that time - not only have they missed on career development but always having the uncertainty of whether or not...
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    Vaccine Passports - currently being considered in Scotland & Wales

    No - Look at the data between July 19th (when PM made his first announcement) and today - There has been no discernible uptick in demand. Realistically to see an impact they would have to be much broader in scope than things like Nightclubs / big events which the majority of the currently...
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    Supermarket Update

    Our local Co-Op (the new store in Haworth) has been completely bare over the last week - On Sunday there was nothing fresh at all. So many shortages, doing real damage, and yet nobody seems to give a damn.
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    Heading into autumn - what next?

    Let's not forget that being vaccinated is not without risk - although we as humans are very bad at evaluating it and aren't good at trading off between risks. While very very few will have a serious or long-lasting side effect it is very common to be floored for a day or two post vaccination...
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    Heading into autumn - what next?

    Anybody want to set the Over / Under on when we go to plan B - There really is no doubt that we will. I will go for October 24th - just before the Spending Review
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    Vaccine Passports - currently being considered in Scotland & Wales

    They don't want to risk losing a vote in the Commons and know the numbers would have been tight. And of course they are a shambles of a Government who really don't know what they are doing - they are already rowing back on the announcement of *checks notes* yesterday and saying that "Vaccine...
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    Vaccine Passports - currently being considered in Scotland & Wales

    On the whole very good news even if a policy with so little supporting evidence should have got so close to being implemented. It will be interesting to see what business in these sectors do now - Many have been doing "Covid-Certification" on a voluntary basis (e.g. the big festivals / EPL...
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    Where will we be able to go Abroad restriction free from May 17th ?

    Perhaps a small chink of light on the horizon if we get rid of testing requirements to come home. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58491245 Expect quite a lot of announcements next week on things like travel as well as testing and vaccine passports for the next 6 months. I will still be...

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