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messageThe Rule of Six
Posted by DulwichFox September 09, 06:44PM

How is the New Rule of Six going to work in our Pubs and Restaurants . ??

It Cannot work. Can it ??

I can see Pubs and Restaurants having to close again.

DulwichFox

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Spartacus September 09, 09:04PM

I am number 6 !

Oh sorry I am Spartacus 😆

In pubs maximum group sizes are 6 people, and with social distancing you can see multiple unrelated / un-associated groups sharing the sane space so in theory as long as people don't abuse the system and ruin it for everyone else, pubs and restaurants should be fine.

But if you are concerned don't go and leave your space for others !

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by j.a. September 09, 09:31PM

Maximum table size of six people.

Nothing else the venue can do in practical terms.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by wordsworth September 09, 10:05PM

The Joy of Six

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Spartacus September 10, 10:08AM

wordsworth Wrote:
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> The Joy of Six


Is that illustrated by six blokes with beards in various positions ?

Drinking in the pub
Gathering in the park
Underwater
...

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by TheArtfulDogger September 10, 10:52AM

If you've got enough mates together does that count as "Six Appeal" 😂

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Artful

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by seenbeen September 10, 11:12AM

How on Earth can people go 'out on the pull' anymore?

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Pugwash September 10, 03:22PM

Clarification on Government website dated yesterday. Pubs/cafes/restaurants can remain open with usual SD rules and also Track and Trace forms to be completed. Maximum seating is for 6 people in any one group.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by JohnL September 10, 05:20PM

There are going to be COVID Marshalls apparently (they won't have any power but no doubt they'll inform on you and then the Police will come and fine you)

"local authorities are to be given additional support from Covid-19 Secure Marshals, who will help to enforce the government’s coronavirus restrictions."

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 10, 06:46PM

How do I apply?

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by wordsworth September 10, 08:16PM

Bob Buzzard Wrote:
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> How do I apply?


Just show them your extension.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 10, 09:24PM

extensions

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by OutOfFocus September 10, 10:47PM

Pugwash Wrote:
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> Track and Trace forms to be completed.

Or maybe Test and Trace. Track and Trace is the mechanism that Royal Mail use to help loose post :-)

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by JohnL September 11, 09:19AM

It's just the Rule of Three (which Boris loves) doubled.

He kept on repeating it as if it was a new word he found.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by JohnL September 11, 09:50AM

This is Democracy, but as long as Cummings says do it, it's done. Thatcher would not have taken decisions like this.

"The Prime Minister's new rule of six to help curb the sharp rise in coronavirus cases in the UK was opposed by every minister apart from Matt Hancock, according to reports."


[www.standard.co.uk]

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Alan Medic September 11, 09:50AM

OutOfFocus Wrote:
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> Pugwash Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Track and Trace forms to be completed.
>
> Or maybe Test and Trace. Track and Trace is the
> mechanism that Royal Mail use to help loose post
> :-)

Or maybe 'lose post' ☺

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by ianr September 11, 12:15PM

"Everyone apart from Hancock wanted to set the limit on groups at eight or more," the source said.
[www.standard.co.uk] (same as above)

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by diable rouge September 11, 01:04PM

They'll probably end up increasing it to 8 so that 2 average family households can meet, and if it continues to Christmas, probably temporarily up it to 10 or more...

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by seenbeen September 11, 01:40PM

They are now imploring people not to have a 'blowout' this weekend....as happened last time.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by diable rouge September 11, 02:13PM

Start getting the pasta and toilet rolls in...

Paul Brand (ITV):

BREAKING: Latest data shows Covid-19 cases are now doubling every 7 to 8 days in the UK with an R rate of 1.7.

Study by Imperial College found highest rates among 18 to 24 year-olds, with Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and the North West worst affected.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Spartacus September 11, 02:20PM

ianr Wrote:
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> "Everyone apart from Hancock wanted to set the
> limit on groups at eight or more," the source
> said.
> [www.standard.co.uk]
> ix-opposed-ministers-cabinet-a4545036.html (same
> as above)

So the health minister wants one target and MPs driven by keeping the country and businesses financial viable and their voters whining wanted a higher number
🤔
I'd go with the health minister every time as he's probably got the best information from his department and knows what's coming if we don't go with the lower number.

It's easier to increase the group size as infections come down, but if you start higher and repeatedly adjust downwards then there will be multiple whinges of "yet another u turn"

Lol it's 6 of one and half a dozen of the other or damned if they do and damned if they don't here.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 11, 02:33PM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> They are now imploring people not to have a
> 'blowout' this weekend....as happened last time.


I'm off down The Castle. My wife is on a night shift tonight, so I'm free to go out. I'll be at one of the tables outside - green tweed Hackett blazer and red moleskins.

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by TheArtfulDogger September 11, 05:12PM

I guess we have a simple choice after today's news about the r number going up

The Rule of Six
Or
Six feet under 🤔

messageRe: The Rule of Six
Posted by Blah Blah September 12, 03:02AM

I would argue that the rule of six does little to address where the rises in infection are occurring. Within families is one area, and that was always inevitable. The other is pubs. We all remember those pictures of a packed Soho with little or no social distancing when pubs reopened. Most pubs and restaurants are not taking customers details either.

Government has decided it can not risk another full lockdown and is hedging on measures being taken now to prevent it. But perhaps if it had done something about enforcing the measures it had already introduced, we might be in a different place. Hospital admissions are starting to slowly move up but if we really want to get through the winter without lockdown, enforcement of things like masks on public transport and in shops becomes essential. One sneeze can infect 2 or 3 people at a time. Any idea of reopening theatres, clubs and stadiums has to be reconsidered too.


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