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PeterM • 2 months ago

Health before wealth. We must remain focused on abiding by all the regulations put in force for our welfare. This government is going an excellent job BUT the Brits WILL NOT agree with the regulations in force if they do not like them '' WE ARE BRITISH ''
The Greeks have the right idea - Welcome but not the Brits.

Guest poster • 2 months ago

People losing jobs and businesses going under is not particularly healthy. Try to look at the bigger picture even if you do dislike the travel industry.

Jimmy Flanders • 2 months ago

Are you implying that the economy is more important that the health of our society?! No use retaining your business if your clients aren’t around to spend with you. Bigger picture is health - it should always we someone’s welfare over a business.

Guest poster • 2 months ago

No, I’m implying that health issues also arise out of people losing jobs/businesses etc. People losing jobs and businesses have a right to have their welfare considered as well, in my option.

Dej • 2 months ago

It is all very well to lobby the government to remove the 14 day quarantine, however as things stand, when we have such a high infection rate, no other country is going to accept flights from the UK without stringent quarantine requirements.

Following the relaxtion of lockdown measures from today I can only see the infection rate increasing or at best remaining at the current level. The action of the government is not intended to reduce or eleminate the virus.

Therefore, I would not be surprised if the current barriers for UK travellers entering other countries remain for a much longer period and for the summer to be an entire right off.

Thoughts?

Guest poster • 2 months ago

Italy and Spain, two of the worst hit countries, have had relaxed measures for a month now and their infection rate and death rate numbers continue to go down. We are supposedly 2/3 weeks behind Italy. I appreciate all countries are doing things differently but I would put my guess on our statistics to continue following those of Italy/Spain etc.

Dej • 2 months ago

I do not recall seeing the Italians and Spanish flood to the beahes and parks when their restrictions were eased. They have been, and continue to be, extremley obidiant and followed the rules strictly which are largley still in place. The Brits on the otherhand have gone crazy, especially in the last few days, and risked everything.

Guest poster • 2 months ago

You need to do better research then. Italian people flooded to beaches all over Italy in the past month and COVID-19 numbers have still gone down. Protests in Italy today as well for their government’s handling of COVID-19. Just because the U.K. media seems to have forgotten about Italy now their infection and death rates are tiny doesn’t mean the country doesn’t exist.

Patrick Doyle • 2 months ago

The government by it’s actions, especially over the Cummings affair has lost the people. How can we bring in a quarantine law when thousands this weekend (29/05/20) disregarded the 2 metre rule. We have a government floundering, and while they flounder jobs are been lost. We in the travel world are exasperated by their sheer incompetence when it comes to our industry. Instead of fighting amongst ourselves it should be all hands to the deck to try and get this government to get it’s act together in regard to our industry.

Speakthetruth • 2 months ago

The UK Government's social distancing measures are in tatters after this weekend. Yesterday thousands of demonstrators in London and Manchester failed to observe the 2 metre rule and the police did very little to prevent the gatherings or break them up. Beaches across England were packed eg Southend, Brighton and Bournemouth. It is grossly unfair that Boris and Priti Patel have singled out the travel and aviation industry to impose 14 Days Quarantine, when thousands were marching through Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square yesterday in close confinement.

PeterM • 2 months ago

''Speakthegarbage'' Every demonstrator should have been arrested and these gatherings have nothing to do with the travel industry. Look at the USA .- there is your answer. If these cretins would abide with government guidelines we will be restored to normality much sooner.

Guest poster • 2 months ago

You are certainly speaking the truth today. The government is all over the place. Also, it is rumoured that elite sports team members will not need to quarantine. I am keen to see sports again but how can the government justify this whilst still quarantining everybody else.