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So the coronavirus, how is it affecting you?

It looks like the UK will be closing down schools, colleges and mass gatherings to try and contain the spread of the virus.

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The French president is supposed to address the nation tonight. I expect that may mean some tighter controls may be announced. Watch this space...

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The French president is supposed to address the nation tonight. I expect that may mean some tighter controls may be announced. Watch this space...
I think more countries will follow suit now. Scotland have banned gathering of more than 500 people.

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I was meant to go back to the US for a 2 month work trip later this month. The trip has been cancelled.

The first week of the Australian University academic year was cancelled, and all classes for the second week are to be carried out remotely.

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OK - here in France the municipal elections are set to continue as originally scheduled, though with guidelines about keeping people at least a meter apart, availability of hand sanitizer at the exits (nice touch, that, even in healthier times <g>) and I just saw a recommendation that voters bring their own pens (not to vote with, but rather to sign the book to show that you voted).

Schools at all levels (creche through university) are to shut down starting on Monday.

"May we live in interesting times."

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My husband and child got their visas in the mail yesterday, (Canada to UK). We have travel plans for the end of May which include family flying to Canada and US to meet us, flights from Ottawa to UK and a brief stay in New York followed by a transatlantic cruise from NY to Southampton. All of which are obviously up the air now. All were booked well before any of the covid-19 crisis. I should mention that the 30 day validity of the visas are from the end of May.

We're already out thousands just on the visas alone, never mind the travel plans. We've also already given our notice to vacate our apartment (and new tenants have been found) as we're leaving at the end of next month and our furniture is being shipped to the UK.

I've been a lurker on this forum for quite a while but finally decided to post as I've been wondering if there's any other people in a similar boat to us and whether or not their plans are changing due to the current crisis. I've been wondering that should we sit tight in Canada, would we be able to get the 30 day period on the visas changed to later dates given the current circumstances.

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It really is a bizarre situation to be in, I hope you all keep safe and those away from loved ones are reunited safely.

It looks like France are going to go under lockdown, following in the steps of Spain & Italy. From next week it looks like the UK will follow suit. I've just had a popup on my phone to say there have been 10 more deaths in the UK today. It looks like that spread is about to kick in now.

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With many people losing jobs, what happens, for example, you don't meet the 18,500 or whatever the limit is for a spouse visa renewal, what happens?

This really is worrying times, stay safe people.

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