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What are you doing to minimise catching or spreading Covid-19

Discussion in 'off topic' started by bob, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Aye Lycra city, the staff are murder too, pretty much like the clientele.
  2. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Could you pls elaborate on or explain your comment ? Ta.
  3. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Not where I live in London. Waitrose is cheaper than M&S in many cases. You also get a buckshee newspaper if you send £10 or more, if you've got one of their cards. It's great to get an Observer for free.

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  4. bor

    bor queue jumper

    Everybody is working from home as of today.

    So I've come into the office !

    You can see my logic right?
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  5. billo

    billo pfm Member

    We used to store samples at -80 or for a very short time in a normal freezer. A frost free freezer works by slowly raising the temp and then going back down again, this cycle is not kind to proteins and they degrade (or fall apart)
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  6. Heckyman

    Heckyman pfm Member

    A couple of tips:
    My local GP has been recommending Vitamin D supplementation, plus orange juice. Personally I'm also taking fish oil and using ZMA (zinc magnesium aspartate) and/or magnesium spray.

    If you do unfortunately get infected, don't panic as you still have some opportunity to reduce the severity of the outcome during the mild period. Pay attention to wellness and keep your environment clean:
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  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    @Heckyman - that NESCI link is really useful. Thank you.
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  8. a.palfreyman

    a.palfreyman pfm Member

    I've been doing heavy breathing exercises for years. Ooh, hang on a minute...
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  9. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Just remember to disinfect the phone afterwards.
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  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I heard from a friend that supermarkets in Spain are enforcing hand sanitising and gloving up on entry with wide spacing of customers. He said they were being a bit inconsistent about it and I told him he should see the measures they’re taking here- zilch.
  11. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    what nonsense, as if they'd let a bearded monster like you in the building
  12. herb

    herb music live

    Routine weekly NHS Nomad medications delivered today into my letterbox then she waited for me to collect it from afar. Greetings. A new appreciated regime this week.
  13. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    My 84 year old mother had hers delivered yesterday. I intercepted the fellow in the drive, told I'd take it and sign for it. 'Oh,' he said 'I normally see her.'

    I looked at him for a while and suggested that we're not in normal times. 'Oh,' he said 'I see what you mean...'

  14. bob

    bob pfm Member

    Yes that's right, I went to the local Lidl and they had plastic gloves for you to put on then a security guard sprayed your gloved hands with some kind of sanitiser. The floors are laid out with yellow line near the tills so you can keep a good 1 metre distance from other customers. The smaller supermarkets like the Eroski aren't doing any of this and neither is the Maxi Dia.
    Soon to be in a store near you.
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  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    those pesky Germans, Lidl eh?
  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    in ours people are fighting over bog roll, they are punching each other, gobbing and coughing on each other
  17. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    I'm generally doing all the things they've suggested - hand washing, distancing, etc. - plus I've become a dab hand at spraying door handles using my atomiser of isopropyl alcohol. No idea how effective this is compared to commercial alternatives, but I have about 1/2 gallon of the stuff and a little goes a long way. Otherwise, trying at least to stay healthy for a forthcoming hip op at the start of April. Bupa maintain it's still going ahead, subject to additional protective controls. I'm in two minds about willingly having the surgery but in balance I'd rather get it over and done with and onto the recovery stage. APart from that, the kids will finish up tomorrow, me and the wife are already WFH. My firm is operating as normal but with 99% remote access (and only a skeleton staff in the main offices briefly by exception).

    I'm hoping that we'll be able to get out and about to walk our dogs on the local (vast, empty) beach over the coming weeks/months, and that radical lock-down isn't imposed without consideration to stuff like this. I'm probably safer along the beach than I am anywhere else! I'm more worried about my father than myself, given that he's nearly 80, but since he lives alone and with a fairly large degree of social isolation anyway (due to location, preference and the pre-deceasing of my mother and most of his closer friends) he may - if he's sensible and adheres to the hygiene advice etc. - avoid it without much change to his daily routines...
  18. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Nothing’s changed then.


    The state of utter chaos in a branch of Lidl has remained unchanged since before the Coronavirus, leaving many shoppers confused.

    Simon Williams, a regular shopper at his local branch of Lidl in Little Arseworth, Berkshire, described the shop to us saying, “It is understaffed, overstocked with items you’ll never need, understocked with toilet rolls, and with punters throwing punches in the aisles over packets of pasta the size of a sofa.

    “And that was before the Coronavirus came along and all the panic buying started.”

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  19. westsea

    westsea Retirement present

    There are no halfs in a Geordie bar, only pints:D George House
  20. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I've ordered a set of hair clippers as I'd rather have a dodgy hairdo than a dodgy as hell Covid No.19

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