Covid 19 Mask,s Compulsory for shops thoughts please.
oxoman Posts: 11,455
At the risk of being moaned at, what are people's thoughts on it being forced to wear a mask to go in shops. Having worked throughout I feel it's against my civil liberties and as a person who seen more than enough stupidity over ppe etc. I agree with common sense distancing and sanitizer etc, but some stuff is OTT. Public transport I agree with as people tend to be packed in together. My personal thoughts are I won't be going in any shop if forced to wear a mask. I don't go in packed shops even before covid as I hate being hemmed in. I believe that we need exposure to germs to build immunity, what do we do when the next virus comes along hide again. My belief is that a lot of people will agree with me and shops as we know them will close and online shopping will go even madder. What are people's thoughts on this or am over reacting. Please note I have seen what this virus does and have lost family to it, although they suffered with underlying issues as well.
Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
If I am forced to wear some sort of muzzle while food shopping I will wear a buff, which I know does sweet FA, and I will attempt to cover my mouth and nose with it as lazily as I can, probably pulling down to my chin once I am in the door of the shop. I might even intentionally carry a cycling water bottle with me so that I have to remove the muzzle to take a drink while in the shop and forget to replace it. Lots of ways to disobey the rule.
This is just a further attempt at keeping the proles scared of C19 and is another complete over-reaction.
Regardless of effectiveness it is a visual and psychological reminder that things aren't normal.
A cloth covering like a buff is fine if doubled or tripled up.
Wearing a face covering just isn't a big deal.
I'm sure within the first couple of weeks there will be plenty of other ways to get around the rule or make it ineffectual. I will be using these if they are a better non-effective solution than a buff
C19 is just the bellwether of this.
But hey you guys go ahead you obviously don’t give a toss.
In the good old days nobody died of viruses. All we needed was a stiff upper lip and a cup of bovril, that saw those pesky viruses off
Outpatient clinic at major hospital last week, train and bus to get there, wear the cold weather neck buff. Think once I get to the hospital no doubt they'll ask me to put on one of those blue plastic things as before.
Nope. Buff as mask is fine, no probs. And as I was getting scans and images I was in close face to face proximity to the health professionals. Ok, this was a specific clinic not an infectious diseases ward, but the professional staff were totally relaxed about my choice of face covering.
What have you kicked off Oxo?
It's really not a big deal, and is the best way of getting back close to normal.
Sorry Stevo, at the rate I'm going with the OH I may end up single as she will end up doing all the shopping again.
Just that you are right that it's inconsistent to insist on masks when indoors, but allow pubs and restaurants to carry on regardless.
Like everything else with the UKs handling of the pandemic, it's too little and waaaaaay too late.
It's been decided because it scored high in the focus groups and nothing else
Where you can easily wear a mask when you're in close contact with other people you should.
The sooner this is adopted the quicker the virus will go away.
Morons refusing to wear masks just make it worse for everyone and prolong the damage.
As to thinking that wearing a mask stops you building up Immunity to a coronavius ? Well it's a new virus so you can't build up Immunity without catching it. And there's a chance you can either die of it, pass it onto a loved one who could die, or you might suffer long term damage.
Just wear the masks.
If the Government have any sense they will make it a law but I don't hold out much hope.
What is the point of having that delay?