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Old 8th May 2020, 06:51 AM
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The "statistics thread" drifted a bit into how folks are starting to anticipate the big liberation from confinement on Monday and I thought I'd start a thread on that topic.

Interesting to see the differences between the "red" and "green" zones - and over the next few weeks I'm sure everyone will be watching those numbers closer than ever.

Here in the Ile de France (albeit a rather "rural" corner of the region) there has been little wearing of masks outdoors - but you see more and more masks now (as they become available) in the shops and other confined areas.

But timing is everything. We have a project going on in our local AVF that is going to be very dependent on the state of the pandemic come the Rentrée. Some of the folks are all gung ho to pick up and just charge ahead, assuming that everything is going back to how it has always been. I'm more inclined to take a wait and see approach - since there is a possibility that our ability to meet in groups in confined spaces may still be restricted come September and October - and we already shut down the activities 3 months early due to the confinement. Sort of the old maxim, "hope for the best, but expect the worst."

There are also those who fully intend to stay mostly confined even after Monday, for their own protection. I'm looking forward to taking some nice long walks around town without having to carry a "hall pass" - but otherwise will continue to maintain a somewhat low profile until we see which way the numbers go.

So, how goes it where you are?

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We are in a red zone surrounded by other red zones so are very conscious that it is a “wait and see” what happens here.

Our cheese shop lady, who delivered last night has offered to deliver again in 2 weeks which is great. As far as shopping goes I will stick with what I am doing now, get delivered what I can, cheese and wine, and go to the supermarket for the rest as few times as possible. Luckily I bake my own bread so no need for the bakery. I will venture to the market on Saturday but if it is too crowded or people are not abiding by the rules I will come away. We have got this far so why chance it?

As for Monday, come rain or shine OH and I, along with the dogs will be taking a nice looong walk, a couple of hours should do it. We have become so bored with the computations of walks within our 1km restriction that it has almost become a chore.

I am really hoping that my hairdresser manages to find a safe way to reopen, I would really like it cut once more in this decade of age, it seems wrong to enter the next decade with shoddy hair

We will also restart work, not that that amounts to much without the second home owners coming back yet.

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We are in a red zone surrounded by other red zones so are very conscious that it is a “wait and see” what happens here.
Fortunately (or not) we are in a green zone and it looks as if everyone has decided lockdown is over. We had to go to the notaires office yesterday which is also market day, there were loads of people out & about, almost no-one was wearing a mask and I decided that I wasn't going to stand in a line of eight people outside the Post Office where again, no-one was wearing a mask. When lockdown started here it was widely ignored until the gendarmes got tough, I hope they will continue to police the area and keep us safe from the idiots.

We are marking VE day by having a one minute silence at the end of our driveways at 11:00, be interesting to see who gets involved and if they stay away from each other.

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We are in a green zone bordering on an orange zone.
We had masks delivered yesterday from our Mairie with a booklet emphasizing the importance of wearing them and the correct use of them.

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Fortunately (or not) we are in a green zone and it looks as if everyone has decided lockdown is over. We had to go to the notaires office yesterday which is also market day, there were loads of people out & about, almost no-one was wearing a mask and I decided that I wasn't going to stand in a line of eight people outside the Post Office where again, no-one was wearing a mask. When lockdown started here it was widely ignored until the gendarmes got tough, I hope they will continue to police the area and keep us safe from the idiots.

We are marking VE day by having a one minute silence at the end of our driveways at 11:00, be interesting to see who gets involved and if they stay away from each other.
You don't have to wear a mask, except on public transport and in shops that require you to do so (and that's only from Monday). Of course some red zones currently have different rules.

Sarko and Richard Ferrand broke the social distancing rules at the ceremony this morning when whispering in each other's ear. And of course Castaner has already had to express his regrets for breaking it in a photo shoot.

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Came across a group of young people ignoring social distancing yesterday, turned out they were doing something or other with letters from the Mayor about distribution of masks (they handed me one, haven't opened it yet because I am waiting for traces of the virus to disappear ), but they were not dropping them into letterboxes.

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One thing that is really bugging me is the huge amount of used surgical masks and gloves littering the streets here. What's point of wearing a mask if you are not going to dispose of it properly (it's arguably much worse than not wearing a mask)? And why aren't they doing a publicity campaign on that?

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If you live near the beach in a green zone, you have lost around half your 100km radius within which you can travel
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