Surely the answer is 'don't be late to the party' ? Of course the demand is huge, and we're now in the queue, but we'd have been nearer the front had action been taken in late January or early Feb. NHS staff must be bricking it having face this situation every day.Lack of specific testing and analysis kits for Covid-19. Most of what were available prior to March have been used up by China, Italy, Spain and the US. How do they roll-out testing with no test kits to use? F1 teams were offering to manufacture kits and ventilators. They have ability to manufacture novel items in high tech composites, etc. I have no idea if they were taken up on the offer.
To some extent, that’s easy to say with 20/20 hind sight. The Chinese were first to the party of course. On the other hand, I did read a report today (Might have been on the BBC web site?), that said in 2017, the NHS authorities did apply to purchase a strategic supply of disposable viral exclusion gowns, gloves, masks, etc. For the use of front line NHS staff in the event of a widespread outbreak of anything. But the application was blocked as too costly by Theresa May’s government. I don’t know if that is true, or if it applied to viral testing kits. But it seems plausible? Especially considering Mrs May’s penchant for cutting costs when she was at the Home Office. Cutting 30% of police numbers was one of the achievements that got her elected as Tory leader.Surely the answer is 'don't be late to the party' ? Of course the demand is huge, and we're now in the queue, but we'd have been nearer the front had action been taken in late January or early Feb. NHS staff must be bricking it having face this situation every day.
They are, although the CC has said that issuing tickets/fines is a last resort. People who have been driving into Dartmoor N/Park for their exercise have been 'discouraged' quite effectively.I understand that Devon & Cornwall Police are doing exactly the same thing.
You will have the river police after you if not an essential trip, unless you were going to get supplies or a pump out! Certainly not for excercise?I’ve been out and about today, on the river. Never seen it so quiet. All the hire boat fleets back in their yards. No private boat owners moving around. A handful of ‘liveaboard’ boats hunkered down in sheltered wild moorings. Normally this would be the first really busy weekend of the season on the Norfolk Broads. Today I was the only thing moving.
Well I see no problem with them threatening to issue Sect 59 Notices, What these people are doing is:There we go, one of the first abuse legislation/ powers section 59 was not intended to be used for and may be interpreted as being ok to use with the current crises.
1) no it's notWell I see no problem with them threatening to issue Sect 59 Notices, What these people are doing is:
3/ Likely to cause harm or distress to local residents
which seems to fit all the criteria of issuing such Notices.
And as said, this is a THREAT.