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messageLeaving gates open
Posted by worldwiser March 25, 04:45PM

There's a very good reason for leaving park gates open at the current time. It will massively reduce the prospect of infection.

Normal rules need not apply.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by FineWhine March 25, 04:57PM

worldwiser Wrote:
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> There's a very good reason for leaving park gates
> open at the current time. It will massively reduce
> the prospect of infection.
>
> Normal rules need not apply.


Apart from a dog running in to the road

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by worldwiser March 25, 06:08PM

There are plenty of gates that don't lead onto a road. And owners should have better control.

And it's a balance of priorities. The small chance of a dog being run over and the extremely high chance of many people being infected.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by Angelina March 25, 11:12PM

Wear gloves.
And shut the gate behind you please.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by worldwiser March 25, 11:56PM

Gloves can carry the virus too. Far better to minimise contact with gates in the first place.

For the good of everyone, at least leave internal gates open.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by Angelina March 26, 07:31AM

You could just self isolate and stay home, or go to park without gates and totally minimise any risk to yourself

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by worldwiser March 26, 11:00AM

That would only work if everyone self isolates. I'm not doing it for me, I'm doing it for the entire community.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by dbboy March 26, 03:14PM

No gates on Peckham Rye common.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by worldwiser March 26, 04:44PM

There's at least 8 or 10 gates there.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by fishbiscuits March 26, 04:48PM

Well.. the "common" itself has no perimeter fence.

But anyway, I agree, best to leave the gates open at the moment. Or at least leave them unlocked/unlatched.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by Jules-and-Boo March 26, 08:56PM

I don't agree

If you don't want to go then don't, but don't put kids/ dogs at risk by leaving gates open.
There are plenty of places you can go without touching gates.

Dulwich Park is very popular.

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by KidKruger March 26, 10:16PM

I've thought about this and don't think gates open is sensible.
Hey let's open the barrier between one space and another, thereby deleting the utility (be that safety/security).
Hmmm, I think we need to consider why it was put there and the purpose it serves (and situations it helps avoid).
Anyone who's had a dog or child go missing through a gate left open, had same injured or killed by traffic, will be able to explain why a gate should be closed.
To say dogs (or kids presumably) should be 'under control' is IMO unrealistic. Children wander, dogs see cats, etc.
Gates are there for a reason.
You could leave your front door open for the same reason - postie has touched it, delivery guys have touched it, Ocado have touched it, passers-by have coughed on it if you're near the pavement.
Perhaps remove handrails on buses and trains, insist shop doors are left open, remove park benches, ban shopping trolleys, as these have all been touched by the public too ?
Best use a tissue or disposable glove to touch gate, then discard it when you're in the park (and same on way out) ?

messageRe: Leaving gates open
Posted by civilservant March 28, 09:32PM

agree with KK

why focus on park gates when everything else out there also poses an identical risk of cross-infection? that includes the stuff on supermarket shelves that other people have picked up and put back!


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