nothing adds up anymore, go to a supermarket, or a demonstration everyone close, but you cant go to church where theres more than enough space to sit 2 metres apart. my hairdressers chairs are at least 6 feet apart, id feel safer there than on a bus or shop. my hair is so long like im 16 again i feel like a superanuated hippy. my husbands hair is fine ive been giving him a trim with the dog clippers.! I would hate to see any of the greek islands get the rate of infection we have suffered, we owe it to skiathos to keep them safe and stay away. The majority of people are now behaving as if its all over, and doing as they please. At the recent Eid celebrations everyone i work with had loads relatives and friends over and visited more. Im surprised we havent had huge spike.
Post by yorkshiremouth on Jun 9, 2020 15:11:04 GMT
Lots of great points, there.
But I can't agree with your comments about owing it to the people of Skiathos to not go.
I think we owe it to them to stay away if they want, or to go if they want (though the latter being dependent on the risk to ourselves, too).
If a taverna owner in Skiathos says "I know there's a small risk, but my livelihood is on the line, and that of my family, so I'm prepared to take the risk", who are we to tell them they're wrong, and their jobs don't matter.
I'd hate the islands to get the infection rate we've suffered, but that's not going to happen, or shouldn't if handled properly. Our R rate (just) below 1, meaning the numbers getting it are shrinking. Even if we upped to the infection rate we have now, the numbers in Greece will be incredibly low.
I agree that the Greeks must be safe, as must we, but there's absolutely no reason for things to go bad in Greece if they're careful.
But be clear. There will absolutely be deaths and suffering if Greece's economy doesn't get going again. The country is on its knees.
I am in contact with several bar/taverna owners on the island, and every single one wants us back.
I have just received a message from a friend, he tells me a bar in town is selling drinks to take away on Saturday, I live in Chester, the bar in question is suggesting you drink in the Roman amphitheater opposite. I despair, not only does this go against local by law re drinking outside, but when word gets round it will be carnage.
I woke this mornjng at 07.30,with the knowledge that we should have been at Manchester Airport preparing for our flight to Skiathos!! And by now we would probably be at one of the tavernas in Troulos enjoying a meal and a drink or two!
I know we will all return there one day,although none of us know,at the moment,when that will be.
well your lovely dog will be pleased you are at home !
Ah thankyou! Work has continued as normal for both my husband and I,but my faithful canine companion is indeed glad we haven’t gone away on holiday!!
He is a rescue dog and we have had him for 10 years now.......he is wonderful! My profile picture of him is taken on a beautiful beach on the Isle of Arran,and we are very much hoping we can get to go there in September,although even that is looking uncertain at the moment.
Post by yorkshiremouth on Jun 12, 2020 13:18:42 GMT
Myself and my other half + friend with whom we’re booked for August are now in ‘discussion mode’ regarding August.
We’re all pretty much agreed that, if we’re allowed to go by both governments, we’re happy that it’s as safe as is reasonably required for us to go.
The main point of discussion is now about how comfortable we’d feel with what we find, and what sort of ‘holiday’ it would be, given the potential restrictions, and bearing in mind that we’ll have three kids with us, aged 10, 12 and 14.
I saw that news yesterday also and then someone somewhere else said it was indeed fake news. So much speculation, exaggeration of snippets of news, etc on social media that it’s hard seeing the wood from the trees. But now with new arrivals on the island it may well happen, hope they’re prepared....