COVID-19 — Coronavirus

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  1. Gaylord du Bois

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    Without wishing to be harsh, it's highly understable, considering her position.
     
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  2. staffs_blue

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    I'm in asbestos removal by trade but the company I work for also have a demolition division. We ain't got any asbestos work currently so I am working with the demo lads on site.

    The site I am on at the minute is in Birmingham city centre about 5 mins walk from The Childrens hospital so it's a pretty busy area.

    I've been uneasy about going to work for a few days now as my wife is classed as high risk because she has Ulcerative Colitis and is on immuno suppressant medication.

    I got a text last night after the PM's speech to say it was business as usual today and all sites remained open. I reluctantly went in this morning as unfortunately money talks as my wife is a self employed hairdresser and has stopped working because we have 2 kids and nobody to look after them and obviously hairdressers have been told to stop work.

    When I got on site this morning it was as if nothing had been said previously. 20 blokes sat in a canteen, 3 toilets between everyone just a breeding ground for germs. We had a safety meeting and were told to keep 2m apart at all times and that was it. Crack on lads.

    I thought fuck it and have gone on self isolation for 14 days and just take the hit of being payed £94 a week. Hopefully the government see sense and shut these down so people can get the 80% wages.
     
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  4. jay_mcfc

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    How you feeling mate? Recovered?
     
  5. jay_mcfc

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    Christ! Good luck
     
  6. aguero93:20

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    Temperatures higher than ever and I've been getting nosebleeds all day, which isn't a symptom, but chest better and have been out of bed more, swings and roundabouts but am good.
     
  7. I'm With Stupid

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    Well played. It's ridiculous that construction is still running and the government's weasel words on this have been pathetic. They should be demanding that companies shut down, not advising. Unless you're building a fucking hospital, it's not a key service.
     
  8. sir baconface

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    You should be OK. That's what the scheme is designed for: temporary lay-offs without loss of job.

    Unless you mean a few days lay-off here and there. That isn't in the spirit of the scheme and I think your employer would risk getting bombed out on reimbursement.
     
  9. Gaylord du Bois

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    If you don't mind me asking, how many days now ?
     
  10. bluemoon32

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    Advice needed

    My nephew has a job where he delivers water for water fountains etc, most of his jobs are to hospitals.
    His partner and 6 year old Son have severe asthma and he'd obviously concerned as his company are not shutting down and he's worried about picking up the virus in a hospital & then giving it to his partner & children.
    Should he self isolate, he knows he'd get SSP but would he get help with his rent ?
    Sorry for asking on here but he tried phoning 111 but didn't get anywhere
     

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