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by cwathen
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 20.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think the variations on providing contact details are down to another case of the terms 'guidance' and 'rules' being used interchangeably by the government, with it not really being clear what is and isn't law. Wetherspoons are requesting contact details on paper forms which are held in pubs, but ...
by cwathen
Tue 05 May, 2020 10.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369324

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

People hugely underestimate how much money businesses are losing right now. Pretty much the entire hospitality industry has no revenue coming in, but still has rent and bills to pay along with the wages of anyone not furloughed (as all will need some employees still working - those who work the soc...
by cwathen
Thu 23 Apr, 2020 22.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 443951

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Waitrose near me have just made part of the store one way, barriering off parts so people have to follow it. In all honesty it was better without, as now it creates a backlog when one person stops right in the middle of the aisle (as many of their predominantly boomer audience seem to enjoy doing)....
by cwathen
Thu 23 Apr, 2020 21.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 443951

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

Sainsbury's now moving 'the vast majority' of their full size supermarkets to close at 10PM by next week along with petrol station kiosks reopening and convenience stores starting to go back to 11PM. Also a pledge to introduce additional screens for staff to enable more manned checkouts to be open. ...
by cwathen
Tue 07 Apr, 2020 14.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think a further extension of the lockdown to the end of April is inevitable, but from May we'll go back to where we were before it - that is restaurants, bars and pubs still shut, social distancing still being required whilst outside but most people able to go back to work and to travel around. I...
by cwathen
Tue 07 Apr, 2020 13.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I’m working on the assumption that we won’t be back at work (physically) until June, and even then it will be a staggered start. With regards bars, restaurants and large gatherings that probably won’t happen until September. And when September comes there’s a high chance, though not inevitable, of ...
by cwathen
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 17.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Has anyone actually had their letter from Boris yet?
by cwathen
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 10.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Speaking of Sainsbury's, I've found them to be far the worst locally when it comes to getting stock back to (somewhat) normal levels - what's everyone else's experiences like? It's hard to criticise any supermarket for how they handled a situation unplanned, but during the panic buying few weeks ag...
by cwathen
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 17.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1683
Views: 369324

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Debenhams set to appoint administrators (again)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52156457

Meanwhile New Look has cancelled all orders to it's suppliers and is refusing to pay suppliers for stock already delivered.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52153183
by cwathen
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 17.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Mine is still working the same as yesterday although it's a good idea.

I have heard that Tescos have introduced a signposted route around the store which you must take to avoid congestion as people dart about where they want - not sure if that is everywhere or not.
by cwathen
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 19.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 182
Views: 17662

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I have a colleague at work who is convinced she had it in December (experts reckon the first week of January is the absolute latest it arrived here, so not completely inconceivable), she doesn't normally get ill with anything but suddenly got a temperature, cough and what felt like a very heavy cold...