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Snow Hill

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    Genealogy, Reading, Gardening, Football, Golf, Travel
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  1. We are spending Christmas at home, this year we were due to got to my step daughter’s but have decided to postpone Christmas dinner until Easter, presents will be dropped off in a socially distanced way. We have 6 children between us, so it’s difficult enough at normal Christmas’s. As for Johnson, stopped listening to him a long time ago, more sense comes from the respective leaders in Scotland and Wales.
  2. Tachographs not required for vehicles below 3.5 tons, most delivery vans don’t meet that weight so not needed.
  3. From what I have heard from a local source as well as NHS staff administering the vaccine, they are looking to draft in Armed Forces medics, vets, dentists and other trained personnel
  4. Those who are anti-vaxxers who wish to cruise for one.
  5. The CDC is raising its COVID-19 warning on cruise ships to its highest level, saying everyone should avoid going on a cruise, worldwide. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/cruise-ship-cdc-warning/index.html I know this doesn’t apply here, but it may influence the FCO in its decision making on whether to change advice here.
  6. Risk of fake passport stamps, so unlikely to be an option.
  7. Their Website says they do, see under FAQS
  8. Quantas have said to fly internationally you would need to have had the COVID vaccine. Will other airlines and travel companies follow the same route? https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/qantas-passengers-coronavirus-vaccine-australia-b1760415.html
  9. Our postman Dan is excellent since he started on the round here we have been getting post at 10.am rather than 2 pm, plus he knows where to leave packages it we are out. The Hermes courier we have is brilliant, she always has a smile, pleasant and efficient both delivering & taking parcels, no complaints there either.
  10. Diwali was celebrated by my Sikh friends during lockdown last weekend, no family get togethers this year, but we had some great firework displays. As one said to me it’s hopefully just one year, so why risk it and put family and friends in potential danger, when we can have a double celebration next year. My LA email this evening shows infection numbers have dropped slightly over last week, 3 more deaths, but a worrying increase in cases for over 80s. Hopefully figures are starting to stabilise during week 3 of lockdown. We get a great breakdown of the details each week
  11. My wife was selected for an antigen test about 6 weeks ago, quite simple to follow when the kit comes through, no swabs as this is a blood testing process. Had some good news today, my brother’s step daughters who live in the South of England both had positive tests about 2.5 weeks ago, the youngest in her mid 30s was quite ill as she has asthma, had one blue light trip to hospital, but was not kept in as not deemed serious. She is now recovered thankfully, her sister only showed very mild symptoms so was able to keep going although had to isolate for 14 days.
  12. Nothing to do with being against the law, GPs have enough to do without being inundated with requests for letters, which in most practices is chargeable. I asked for a letter back in March when FCO advised against cruises for those deemed at risk, I was quoted £25, in the end P&O cancelled cruise so didn’t need letter. “The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).”
  13. Wonder where they will get crew recruited from given the level of infection in India, the need for them to fly here, but flights are suspended except for essential business, then the 14 day quarantine for each crew member before they begin training on new procedures & protocols. I would doubt somewhat that cruises will begin In January.
  14. We have been using Vitamin D supplements for about 3 years now, more so in winter than in summer. Also ensure we have Vitamin D rich foods in our diet such as salmon, mackerel & other oily fish, not keen on herrings though. Spent some time working with a dietitian following my heart attack just over 5 years ago, we now make around 80% of our main meals from scratch so we know what is in them.
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