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reducing to one metre possible

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Maine wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 12:32 am
I won't be doing that again in a hurry :lol:
You'll find it difficult to fall down stairs slowly. :lol:
Social distancing is an inexact science, and I don't envisage it being anything else. You may manage to keep two metres away from someone else most of the time. If you need to pass someone, thereby being less than 2 m apart for a second or so, it probably does not matter much.

What I think is being officially ignored at present is the effect of being enclosed in a small space. Common sense dictates that in this situation, the risk of infection is increased, especially compared with being out in the open. I do visit supermarkets but I avoid lifts. They are small, enclosed spaces. Even if I can manage to travel in one by myself there is no knowing who was last in and how recently. I take the painfully-slow travellator ramp instead, if I have a trolley.

I don't think the 2 m social distance will be relaxed any time soon.
Cloudygirl...I was lucky I didn't end up in hospital. I haven't fallen down the stairs since 1983, so it was a bit of a shock!
Ayjay...I think I broke the world record for the fastest fall down the stairs. Good job no-one else was in front of me at the time as bang would go the social distancing rules lol.
What with the NHS staff getting 'fast track' now, into some stores, I have noticed 'they'(from possible NHS admin to chief exec and as long as they have an NHS card) are also dismissing any social distancing and just waltzing in (pushing in is another word for it).
If the rest of us minions are going to be required to reduce social distancing to 1 metre, then it looks like we'll have to take a ruler out with us (No discount included). I mean presently, it's a queue of 2 metres per person, into shops and supermarkets but once in the shop having to pass someone on some of those slim aisles is ridiculous. Other than contorting your head into shop shelves and risking the entire row of self-raising flour to fall like dominos never mind the jars of jam...you inevitably end up having to pass someone close by. To be fair, I'd rather risk making a victoria sandwich..on the shop floor than passing closely some of 'the fast track mob'.