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Will you be taking up your option of receiving the Covid vaccine.

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« Reply #250 on: March 15, 2020, 07:46:03 PM »
Bizarrely Sandwell council have suspended all debt related court action following the corona virus outbreak

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/article/5573/council_suspends_debt-related_court_action_during_coronavirus_pandemic
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« Reply #251 on: March 15, 2020, 08:01:28 PM »
Bizarrely Sandwell council have suspended all debt related court action following the corona virus outbreak

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/article/5573/council_suspends_debt-related_court_action_during_coronavirus_pandemic

I wonder if the Council are considering the financial impact on those that they are taking to court if they fall ill with the virus and only then receive statutory sick pay and have to repay a debt from that, which would further financial disadvantage them at a critical time. Just a thought.
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« Reply #252 on: March 15, 2020, 08:33:03 PM »

Given my age I am a bit sensitive to comments like that.......

.... never mind at least you were there in '68, I was only four months old ;) .

Joking aside, take care fella  8) .
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« Reply #253 on: March 15, 2020, 08:40:15 PM »

Given my age I am a bit sensitive to comments like that, and I have already quarantined myself without any prompting from you or the Government. You don't say how you would propose to build immunity in the rest  of the population, unless you are suggesting that it will just happen automatically when we are safely shut away.
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« Reply #254 on: March 15, 2020, 09:13:05 PM »
Being in the "at risk" group, I feel that self isolation could well be a good thing.
Everyone else becomes "herd immune" so therefore won't pass the virus on, and things should return to normal, and us old farts will come out unscathed.
We old farts, will miss most of the risk anyway.
Being an old fart, has its advantages with no work pressures etc.


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« Reply #256 on: March 15, 2020, 11:45:50 PM »
I wonder if the Council are considering the financial impact on those that they are taking to court if they fall ill with the virus and only then receive statutory sick pay and have to repay a debt from that, which would further financial disadvantage them at a critical time. Just a thought.

Those currently in court for either possession or liability are there for a reason and it’s nowt to do with corona virus.

Council giving residents an excuse for not making rent/council tax payments but then happy to increase my bill at the end of each year !!

Those struggling to pay should either claim CTR or UC
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« Reply #257 on: March 15, 2020, 11:54:44 PM »
Those currently in court for either possession or liability are there for a reason and it’s nowt to do with corona virus.

Council giving residents an excuse for not making rent/council tax payments but then happy to increase my bill at the end of each year !!

Those struggling to pay should either claim CTR or UC


You've been too long in the Civil Service, far too cynical ;)


As to the virus it's obviously a huge issue, if we were in "wartime" this generation wouldn't last 5 minutes. Imagine if the govt introduced actual rationing...


I back the science on this one. What Italy have done hasn't worked, what China did, didn't work. They'll inevitably get a 2nd spike once things go back to normal.


We are attempting to flatten the curve, and with our NHS capacity you can surely see why. The danger of this virus was always going to be its capacity to overwhelm the healthcare system,  not its actual mortality rate.
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« Reply #258 on: March 15, 2020, 11:59:42 PM »
Maybe the "reason" is a genuine inability to meet debts through unemployment,  mental health or issues with UC? Given the anticipated impact of Coronavirus on employers, the court system and the public sector generally, it seems a sensible and compassionate decision by our Council. They are not saying that they are ceasing action, just suspending it until calmer times.

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« Reply #259 on: March 16, 2020, 12:40:40 AM »
.... never mind at least you were there in '68, I was only four months old ;) .

Joking aside, take care fella  8) .
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« Reply #260 on: March 16, 2020, 07:07:01 AM »
People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days.

Source: https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-14/elderly-to-be-quarantined-for-four-months-in-wartime-style-mobilisation-to-combat-coronavirus/

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« Reply #261 on: March 16, 2020, 12:06:36 PM »
It’s a national effort to win coronavirus fight, we all have crucial part to play

Article by Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/its-a-national-effort-to-win-coronavirus-fight-we-all-have-crucial-part-to-play
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« Reply #262 on: March 16, 2020, 01:28:11 PM »
Message from Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care

"Calling all manufacturers who can support our National Effort for #coronavirus ventilator production - to help, contact Government Business Support team: 0300 456 3565 / ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk

If you have your own manufacturing business, know someone that does or if you work in manufacturing and can help in anyway, then please do so
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« Reply #263 on: March 16, 2020, 01:29:24 PM »
Those currently in court for either possession or liability are there for a reason and it’s nowt to do with corona virus.

Council giving residents an excuse for not making rent/council tax payments but then happy to increase my bill at the end of each year !!

Those struggling to pay should either claim CTR or UC

I'm self employed, work from home and not entitled to either of those so where do I stand if my income drops ?
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« Reply #264 on: March 16, 2020, 01:59:00 PM »
What is coronavirus? Here's what you need to know in 60 seconds

https://twitter.com/i/status/1239533876457832449

Find out more: http://bbc.in/Coronavirus
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« Reply #265 on: March 16, 2020, 02:16:07 PM »
France asking everyone over there to stay in for 5 weeks

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« Reply #266 on: March 16, 2020, 02:23:16 PM »
I'm self employed, work from home and not entitled to either of those so where do I stand if my income drops ?

Why don't you qualify at present?

Assuming your income should drop as a result of the corona virus then you are entitled to claim UC and for the period in which you are affected will not be subject to an assumed income/minimum income floor..

Alternatively, if not already, https://www.entitledto.co.uk/ is available to individuals
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« Reply #267 on: March 16, 2020, 02:31:31 PM »
I know someone who has just resigned for a new job and and can't start yet.

Can he stil claim uc?

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« Reply #268 on: March 16, 2020, 02:38:46 PM »
Why don't you qualify at present?

Assuming your income should drop as a result of the corona virus then you are entitled to claim UC and for the period in which you are affected will not be subject to an assumed income/minimum income floor..

Alternatively, if not already, https://www.entitledto.co.uk/ is available to individuals

Not entitled to either of them, only thing we're entitled to is working tax credit which is due to my wife being unable to work due to illness
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« Reply #269 on: March 16, 2020, 02:47:06 PM »
Viewing the current users online on at westbrom.com, 204 in total, it appears that a lot of people have started working from home or are self isolating, I'm in the latter category  ;)
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« Reply #270 on: March 16, 2020, 02:50:13 PM »
Viewing the current users online on at westbrom.com, 204 in total, it appears that a lot of people have started working from home or are self isolating, I'm in the latter category  ;)

I'm currently working from Starbucks as I have for the last 3 weeks praying that Sky do not cancel their appointment to sort my internet out at home tomorrow  :o
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« Reply #271 on: March 16, 2020, 03:12:05 PM »

You've been too long in the Civil Service, far too cynical ;)


As to the virus it's obviously a huge issue, if we were in "wartime" this generation wouldn't last 5 minutes. Imagine if the govt introduced actual rationing...


I back the science on this one. What Italy have done hasn't worked, what China did, didn't work. They'll inevitably get a 2nd spike once things go back to normal.


We are attempting to flatten the curve, and with our NHS capacity you can surely see why. The danger of this virus was always going to be its capacity to overwhelm the healthcare system,  not its actual mortality rate.

100% on the money, you cannot pour a gallon of ill people into a 1pint NHS, better to slow the rate of infection and deal with it over the longer term.
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« Reply #272 on: March 16, 2020, 03:32:20 PM »
If that's the case shouldn't we be doing what we can to flatten the curve?  Such as asking people to work from home, restricting large gatherings, etc.  All the stuff that we are *not* doing?

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« Reply #273 on: March 16, 2020, 03:40:23 PM »
I think as the mortality rate is low outside the under 70s they want it to pass round us at a steady rate so the NHS can cope while the most vulnerable are asked to remain inside for a period of time.

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« Reply #274 on: March 16, 2020, 03:45:34 PM »
This apparently is the UK strategy for those unclear.