Author Topic: The Corona Virus 2020 - theories, expectations and practical tips  (Read 3361 times)

JLR2

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"Burglaries - surely the burglars should be self isolating as well  >doh< "

Maybe they could if prison cells didn't see so many prisoners forced to share their cell with others :-)

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I have a question I've not seen answered on the news.   is it safe to order takeaway food?  ie curry, pizza?

I ask because although I was lucky enough to book a home delivery on the 3rd of April, even though I'm on 'ration' level right now my food isn't going to quite stretch enough so a takeaway would bridge the gap. 

but.. I'm unsure, I mean how do you know their hygiene is good when preparing it?
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JLR2

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Hi StevieX, I would like to think using a well known supplier might provide some reassurance regarding their hygiene standards.

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Yes you can still order a takeaway but the problem is payment - I suspect they will want card payment rather than cash but you can only ask.

Corona is transmitted through body fluids - sweat, salivia etc so unless a sweaty delivery guy arrives at the door I think your safe.

Don't get mad but what about the foodbank - lots of them are doing deliveries as they know folk are self isolating

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Yes you can still order a takeaway but the problem is payment - I suspect they will want card payment rather than cash but you can only ask.

Corona is transmitted through body fluids - sweat, salivia etc so unless a sweaty delivery guy arrives at the door I think your safe.

Don't get mad but what about the foodbank - lots of them are doing deliveries as they know folk are self isolating

Thanks, payment by card is ok. can do that.  I'm just worried about the guy coughing into it as he makes it.  haha

and jeez, I'd never get mad with you, you could even call me sweary names and I'd not get mad.  I owe you so much.  >hugs<
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I'm no expert but I would imagine that the cooking process would kill most viruses post preparation. The risk might be during the packing, but I any reputable establishment would ensure any staff coughing and spluttering would be sent home immediately.

I don't reckon the risk is any greater than a normal food delivery.

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 >bighugs< Aw Steve - Thanks
I wont be swearing at anyone - yet and as long as I don't get caught rolling eyes we'll be fine >lol<

I think ordering take away should be fine
enjoy your meal

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So, week 2 of the 'lockdown', how are Ouchers doing?  As a solitary cove anyway, I don't mind about being extra isolated, but had an irritating trip to ASDA this morning to find a long queue of shoppers just waiting to get into the store (standing 2 metres apart, of course, supervised by a member of staff).  I know the 'social distancing' has to apply to supermarkets as well, but I do not care for effectively having to compete for essential resources with other people.

Anyway, remembered there was a Lidl down the road (which I know is there but just never got round to visiting thus far). Nobody standing and waiting, so straight into the store and got most of what I wanted apart from - guess what?

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Monic1511

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Toilet paper  >lol<

JLR2

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I've heard it said the Daily M**l is good for such a purpose, then again it is so full of sh*t to start with I don't know if it could take anymore.

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Nobody standing and waiting, so straight into the store and got most of what I wanted apart from - guess what?

Marmite?

JLR2

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Sunshine, you've explained Cummings doing his runner bit in Downing Street, Johnson realising he was going to face isolation ordered Cummings to secure as much as he could find >biggrin<

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I have a problem right now, I'm due to get my money on friday but my nearest post office is now almost 2 miles away since my local one was closed last year. and I really need some money soon, I would normally get a taxi there and back but I don't trust that right now, even if the driver is okay, you don't know what the last few passengers were like.

and I simply cannot walk that far, so I'm in a bit of a pickle (my money goes into my post office card account)

I'm okay right now but in a week or so when I need to get some shopping I'll need the money.   
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Hi Steve,
I think you’ll have to contact the local council and ask their advice if there’s any help you can get but I suspect they will tell you to use a taxi, I know you’re worried about the driver but I bet the driver is more worried about what’s wrong with the passenger they’re picking up, after all taxi drivers are self employed and can’t afford to be catching bugs from passengers

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Toilet paper  >lol<

How did you figure that out  >biggrin<

JLR with your alternate-use suggestion for a certain newspaper >lol< but thankfully I had one more bog roll than I thought I did (like Christmas coming early) so not needing desperate measures quite yet  ;-)

Sunshine, not sure how Marmite stocks are affected as haven't indulged in it for years!  Coincidentally, when I was in M & S this morning, I spotted a new product - Marmite butter, no less.  The mind - and the taste buds - do boggle  >erm<