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    If you DO go out make sure your wallet is full...

    As of yesterday...

    "People could now face a £250** on-the-spot fine, if they're breaching social distancing rules
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    The Chief Minister made the announcement in yesterday's Coronavirus press briefing.
    Prior to this, Police did have the power to give a £30 fine, but has now been increased.
    Those found not following social isolation rules however - could face a hefty £10,000 fine or even three months in prison".

    Link: https://www.three.fm/news/coronaviru...tancing-rules/

    ** $305.00

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    What are the words that come to mind?

    Tyranny!

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    I carry singles. More readily available than toilet paper these days.
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    If I were the CM and looking to incite violence/rioting, that's exactly how I'd go about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maloy View Post
    What are the words that come to mind?

    Tyranny!
    The idea being that people are less likely to be involved in accidents (car drivers, obviously) when they are out than at home. And when the local hospital is struggling to cope, along with EMT's and Paramedics, it makes sense to make people see the benefit of staying at home. Journeys that are deemed necessary are, of course, permitted. Essential workers, travel to the store, but 'pleasure drives' are now considered unnecessary, hence the fine. Personally I don't have a problem with it.

    As of yesterday on our Island there have been 1334 tests concluded, 127 cases confirmed, 198 people awaiting results, 98 awaiting tests. And ONE death.

    The Island is basically shut down. No planes in or out, no-one can arrive or leave by ferry, only goods are being allowed in and then only as part of an articulated trailer so that no truck driver makes the journey. Hard times, but we are a small Island with a large percentage of elderly and school age, both sets of which are extremely susceptible to this virus.
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    So...if you didn't acquire enough supplies before lockdown you're out of luck?
    That doesn't seem to be the best way to take care of the citizens. Here in my area, we can still go pick up essentials. It's just a pain in the butt to go do so, with social distancing and all the extra measures they've added at the businesses that are still open.
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    Taiwan did something similar, but their fine was roughly 30,000 US dollars. Needless to say those were the most empty streets in history, which is why they have among the lowest numbers of all countries as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Car_Doc View Post
    So...if you didn't acquire enough supplies before lockdown you're out of luck?
    That doesn't seem to be the best way to take care of the citizens. Here in my area, we can still go pick up essentials. It's just a pain in the butt to go do so, with social distancing and all the extra measures they've added at the businesses that are still open.
    I hope you have everything you need!
    No, as I said in my OP..

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    Journeys that are deemed necessary are, of course, permitted. Essential workers, travel to the store, but 'pleasure drives' are now considered unnecessary, hence the fine..".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Ape View Post
    Taiwan did something similar, but their fine was roughly 30,000 US dollars. Needless to say those were the most empty streets in history, which is why they have among the lowest numbers of all countries as well.
    Indeed.. we have a population on our Island of some 82,000 souls. We cannot afford an increase in cases. So far, sadly, only one person has died and that person was infirm and in poor health. Given the demographics of our Island I think the measures thus far in place make sense and are proportionate to our needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Ape View Post
    Taiwan did something similar, but their fine was roughly 30,000 US dollars. Needless to say those were the most empty streets in history, which is why they have among the lowest numbers of all countries as well.
    You simply cannot do that or anything even close. I suspect if the other candidate had won in 2016, that we might be there exactly, forced to stay inside under the threat of heavy fines, police action, military action, or all of the above. But, I suppose that's a discussion for another part of the forum.

    Americans are, above all else, supposed to be free. Yes, that lends itself to bad decisions sometimes, but forcing a course of action for the entire population will always be a decision that is fraught with danger, unless we get to the point where socialism takes over and we cower to the almighty government.

    I'm NOT saying that we shouldn't be following the guidelines and doing social distancing. We should. I'm just saying it's a fine line and it's not hard to see why some people say that this whole thing is a test bed for the next excuse to lock us down.
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