the 2 videos are on ians blog , i think they were very informative. no doubt people wont bother to watch and ask the same stupid questions over and over again.feeling grumpy just finished 6 hours at hospital, please everyone if you have to ring hospital or any business a) have a pen ready b) and your hospital number
You need a recorded message saying have you got a pen ready? Press 1 for yes, then “now using your phone keypad enter your hospital number“ It makes no difference what information is presented and how well. Idiots will continue to ask the same question, not reading information. A matter which really annoys me about Facebook. Mind you, it’s not really the fault of the idiots exclusively. The format of Facebook structure means you can’t find anything easily, sometimes not at all.
Oh dear, I get so frustrated. I have just (at long last) watched those two videos and come away dissatisfied. I didn't have my nice hearing aids in, so I couldn't understand a lot of what he was saying. Not just because of the missing hearing aids, but also because he gabbles so fast. Such a shame, I find so many amateur videos disappointing for similar reasons - too fast panning and too unclear speaking.
Am I becoming a stupid old grump? Probably. I need a Skiathos holiday to improve my nature, sadly won't come to pass until next year!
They offered me a free trial, have you tried that? (I’m not that bothered).
Whenever I think of going for the free trial, I always think there'll be a time I'd use it more.
Someone has provided the full text:
“Boris Johnson is being urged by ministers not to add any more countries to the quarantine list in order to save what is left of the summer holidays.
There are fears that if Greece joined France and Spain on the list it would collapse the "travel corridor" system that has given overseas holidays to hundreds of thousands of Britons during the pandemic.
The status of Greece was uncertain on Saturday with one Cabinet minister saying that "it all depends on the numbers". Transport secretary Grant Shapps will review its figures on Thursday.
Ministers are privately now hoping that the position will not be clear cut enough to force a decision before the end of this month to avoid ruining holidays for tens of thousands of Britons.
One minister said: "We should be wary of doing this too precipitately - I do think that the evidence in France seems clearer cut. I hope that they don't. If we have made a decision to allow people to have holidays then we do need to stand by it.
"If we can just get through the next fortnight then you are through the bulk of the holiday season. If we remove Greece as well you have to start questioning whether we are leaving the bridges intact."
Friends of Grant Shapps, the Transport secretary who will rubber stamp any changes, pointed out that Belgium took two weeks before it was added to the list and the situation improved in Croatia without any action having to be taken.”
I would note, The Telegraph has been called "...a mouthpiece for Boris Johnson..."
And for "...friends of Grant Shapps..", in political journalism that's code for 'Grant Shapps'.
It's certainly true to say that, unless there's an explosion of cases in the next 3 days, the situation on Thursday will be FAR less clear-cut than it was for France this Thursday.
For context - last Sunday France's figure was 26, compared to Greece's 21.2. France had been >20 for 6 days (and on 19-odd for 4 days before). Greece has only been above 20 for 2. France's 7-day rolling average had been >20 for 5 days, Greece's is still < 20.
Here's the thing By this Wednesday's Covid Cabinet, and Thursday's cabinet, the figures almost certainly won't have tipped over. But on the other hand, it's pretty clear they will have by the following week.
So the question is, will they just say it's clear where this is going, let's pull the plug. Or will they say, let's stick to the book - it's only one more week, and most of the virus isn't on the islands anyway.
There are some countries which the government left off the list for quite a while, simply because they posed little threat, as very few British tourists go there.