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Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 6:30pm
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Picko289

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I'm bemused 5 weeks yesterday thousands will hit our region from countries that's still having high daily new cases of the virus yet we can't use our communal pool or use the beaches madness please let us have the next 4 weeks back before our numbers start to rise and then a second lockdown (🤞I'm wrong) can't wait to see how benidorm observe the social distancing rules 

KEEP SAFE EVERYONE 

Picko289

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:23am

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:23am

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RayD thing is we've gone through all the pain and I ran a business in uk for years and I totally understand business need people spending money to survive I hope our weeks and weeks of anguish are not all in vain 

Andyb1208

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:12am

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 11:12am

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Hi RayD,

Some of the hoards from abroad own property and are still paying their taxes and utility bills (quite rightly).

So yes we do want to get back to beautiful Spain as quick as possible

KR

Andy 

Picko289

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:57pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:57pm

Andyb1208 wrote on Fri May 29, 2020 11:12am:

Hi RayD,

Some of the hoards from abroad own property and are still paying their taxes and utility bills (quite rightly).

So yes we do want to get back to beautiful Spain as quick as possible

KR

Andy 

Andy totally agree BUT SAFELY what about the thousands and thousands of none properly owners does any of us want another lockdown and when I say that Andy I mean a SPANISH lockdown not a do what ya like uk version if you've not lived the spanish lockdown then unfortunately with the greatest of respect you haven't got a clue how difficult it was 

John56

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:04pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:04pm

Picko289 wrote on Fri May 29, 2020 12:57pm:

Andy totally agree BUT SAFELY what about the thousands and thousands of none properly owners does any of us want another lockdown and when I say that Andy I mean a SPANISH lockdown not a do what ya like uk version if you've not lived the spanish lockdown then unfortunately with the greatest of re...

...spect you haven't got a clue how difficult it was 

I totally agree, with respect the lockdown in the U.K. has been a fraction of the restrictions imposed in Spain and has been breached constantly by those who think they can do what they want and flock to the park, beach or popular tourist areas, also there is the DC fiasco. If they can't behave in their own country I for one hope the borders stay closed until infections and death rates in the U.K. are considerably lower and under control.

Andyb1208

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:18pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:18pm

Picko289 wrote on Fri May 29, 2020 12:57pm:

Andy totally agree BUT SAFELY what about the thousands and thousands of none properly owners does any of us want another lockdown and when I say that Andy I mean a SPANISH lockdown not a do what ya like uk version if you've not lived the spanish lockdown then unfortunately with the greatest of re...

...spect you haven't got a clue how difficult it was 

Hi Picko

Hence I said as soon as possible. Imagine what’s it’s like!  I prey that you never lost a friend or family member to this horrible pandemic 

I have lost a person I’ve known for twenty years , so Yes I can imagine 

It’s just not the restrictions it’s the human cost, people struggling with money and a lot more beside 

Anyway, I didn’t mean to cause offence to anyone. I just meant Spain is a beautiful country that i and many more are missing 

KR

Andy

Picko289

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 2:25pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 2:25pm

Andyb1208 wrote on Fri May 29, 2020 1:18pm:

Hi Picko

Hence I said as soon as possible. Imagine what’s it’s like!  I prey that you never lost a friend or family member to this horrible pandemic 

I have lost a person I’ve known for twenty years , so Yes I can imagine 

It’s just not the restrictions it’s the human cost, people struggling with money and a lot more beside 

Anyway, I didn’t mean to cause offence to anyone. I just meant Spain is a beautiful country that i and many more are missing 

KR

Andy

Andy I'm sorry to hear that but that's just my point this beautiful country will still be here in 6 months time but how many others will lose loved one's 

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:04pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:04pm

Hi John,

          I have seen a lot of comments about the UK restrictions being lax and about people ignoring them. Well my experience has been that the vast majority of the population have followed the lockdown rules for the past 10 weeks or so and the restrictions have been in line with what many other countries have imposed. The media like to highlight the idiots who ignore the government guidelines, but these are by far the minority. I am in living in Lincolnshire, all my neighbours and friends have been following the rules. We speak with family in London, Horsham and the North East of England and  they all report the same. 

  In recent days there seems to be a general increase in people out and about but that is mostly due to the relaxation that occurred in the middle of May to allow people to travel further and do activities like golf, fishing, tennis. 

 If anyone has the impression that the UK in general have been ignoring the restrictions then they are wrong, they have been followed remarkably well on the whole.

Rgds,

Aitch.

John56

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:13pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:13pm

aitchc1401 wrote on Fri May 29, 2020 3:04pm:

Hi John,

          I have seen a lot of comments about the UK restrictions being lax and about people ignoring them. Well my experience has been that the vast majority of the population have followed the lockdown rules for the past 10 weeks or so and the restrictions have been in ...

...line with what many other countries have imposed. The media like to highlight the idiots who ignore the government guidelines, but these are by far the minority. I am in living in Lincolnshire, all my neighbours and friends have been following the rules. We speak with family in London, Horsham and the North East of England and  they all report the same. 

  In recent days there seems to be a general increase in people out and about but that is mostly due to the relaxation that occurred in the middle of May to allow people to travel further and do activities like golf, fishing, tennis. 

 If anyone has the impression that the UK in general have been ignoring the restrictions then they are wrong, they have been followed remarkably well on the whole.

Rgds,

Aitch.

I take your points onboard, however, in my opinion the severity of the restrictions in the U.K. has not matched those in Spain and watching Television News, social media and reports from my own family we have the impression that there is widespread disregard for the guidelines. The sight of hundreds in parks and on beaches, the ability to go out for exercise right from the beginning of the "lockdown" and other breaches of safe distancing does not give us much confidence when it is compared to the virtual total lockdown that we have endured in Spain. Much has been sacrificed and lost and we fear that an influx of people from other Nations ( not just the U.K. ) will set us back and we will be left to pick up the pieces when the second surge hits.

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:48pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:48pm

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Those hoards that you mention; particular those who own property - like myself for over 16 years - continue to pay local taxes.  We visit many times per year and spend hundreds of Euros on each trip locally.   It goes without saying that the Spanish economy absolutely need us ‘hoards’.   

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