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centralheatking

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Plumber
Are we classed as Key Workers? (Plumbers/Heating Engineers) Getting conflicting messages...
It matters not, I cannot see a policeman or soldier restricting our activities attending call outs.
As long as the truck is sign written and or we have papers these boys will let us go by.
It will be the same approach as in Northern Ireland when there were checkpoints. I know a bit I was
There around and about centralheatking
 

AWheating

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Think an 18 year old with underlined health condition has been the youngest in the uk. Joe Rogan has a specialist on his podcast and he seemed to think it will be 15 times worst than a bad flu season with 250,000 plus deaths worldwide. He said data was showing over 40's and the percentage goes up quite alot.

Im now in self isolation, I have my mother living with me and she is nearly 80 and has stage 4 lung cancer. I can't risk bringing it back to her as I don't think she would survive it. I started Friday and I'm already bored, be out of bread and milk in 2-3 days.

I've already done 1 job from home, I soldered up some pipework tails for a customer for them to change there own sink taps. Worked a treat.

Be save everybody, take it seriously and protect your family.
 

centralheatking

Esteemed
Plumber
And the hhic says exactly the opposite.
What’s hhic please
Think an 18 year old with underlined health condition has been the youngest in the uk. Joe Rogan has a specialist on his podcast and he seemed to think it will be 15 times worst than a bad flu season with 250,000 plus deaths worldwide. He said data was showing over 40's and the percentage goes up quite alot.

Im now in self isolation, I have my mother living with me and she is nearly 80 and has stage 4 lung cancer. I can't risk bringing it back to her as I don't think she would survive it. I started Friday and I'm already bored, be out of bread and milk in 2-3 days.

I've already done 1 job from home, I soldered up some pipework tails for a customer for them to change there own sink taps. Worked a treat.

Be save everybody, take it seriously and protect your family.
well done You have made the same decision i would have made regarding my parents ...they passed on years ago. Don’t be bored talk to us or me if you like I am about most mornings from 4am ..pm me and we can do my email if you like ..regards Rob Foster
 

Ziggie

Advent Win
Morning chaps sitting here watching the early morning news this cronavirus business is really getting a hold now , two families I know have had holiday's cancelled to Spain, this is going to effect us all personally and business wise I am lucky enough to have a shower upgrade a weeks work for a retired couple who are happy to have me in their home , then a full gas central heating job in a empty property to do so won't effect my work situation for the next 3 weeks or so. I have a elderly mother with asthma who lives alone who I am obviously conserved about she lives a 2 hour drive away and getting her to stay in will drive her stir crazy I am seriously considering bring her to stay with us for a month or so, how are you all coping with the problem ? Supermarket shelves are being stripped of basic essentials and I can see this getting worse your opinions please gentlemen. Keep well regards kop
You might be too late but I booked online shopping and that’s worked in the last two weeks
Your problem is coming back if she is at your home if you can’t keep 2 metres from everyone.
My daughter returned home after catching it at school and my wife is in the added risk group.
We all have it but so far it has been mild and if we get through it we should be immune for the rest of the year.
It’s tough but we are using social media to keep in touch - expect letter stating stay in for 3 months any day noe
 
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king of pipes

king of pipes

Esteemed
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Advent Win
Now watching Boris on TV he's brought in even more restrictions people just didn't take it seriously enough over the weekend we are heading for full lockdown by the look of it , I spoke to my mother tonight and she not coping very well and it's only a few days in really don't know what to do for the best ? Kop
 

Ric2013

Plumber
Well, that's good. So the UK is now where we (Italy) were on the 11th as far as restrictions go (though it's less clear how the authorities are going to police things), but the UK has half the official cases Italy had back then.

Which hopefully means the UK should be able to manage things better than Italy has been able to, due to taking action relatively sooner.

Hoorah!

PS Italy has put plumbers down as an essential service and plumbers can continue to go to work. In practice, most people are scared and won't want plumbers in their houses for non-essential work.
 

Jones82

Gas Engineer
The key wording seemed to be "You can travel to and from work only if you can't work from home"

Now obviously we can't work from home and nor can most trades.

However if the merchants close because they are a "non essential business" then the materials will dry up... so the building sites may close..?
 

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