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Police
Started by: TerryW (4136) Report abuse
They seem to be out and about today, called at Hindley Tesco this AM and a large Paddy Wagon was outside checking up on the build up of shoppers, one or two vans on the look out in Standish also. Let's hope they can do the trick and disperse large crowds and the kids who seem to roaming in packs.

Posted by: firefox (1493) Report abuse
The kids should be sent home after their names are taken, and their parents contacted.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3914) Report abuse
meanwhile in the Netherlands

Posted by: basil brush (13865) Report abuse
It's been done in some hospitals in this country to and tonight people are being urged to stand at their door at 8pm and clap to show how grateful we are to the NHS

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3914) Report abuse
do these health professionals know something we don't

Posted by: priscus (8257) Report abuse
yes, obviously.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3914) Report abuse
maybe they should take their own advice then on social distancing

Posted by: Dave xl5 (477)  Report abuse
To all the parents who think it's a good idea to turf out the little darlings because their under feet. those same little darlings could put their loving parents off their feet, permanently!!

Posted by: chatty (7540)  Report abuse
do these health professionals know something we don't

I sure as hell hope so.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4777) Report abuse
"people are being urged to stand at their door at 8pm and clap to show how grateful we are to the NHS"

Not sure about that,, because it is a global pandemic, not Peter bloody Pan ....

All due respect to the NHS though, and the volunteers and the good uns in this world

Posted by: laughing gravy (5906) Report abuse
tts i hope they start clapping if you keel over..

Posted by: priscus (8257) Report abuse
No it is to show support to HEALTH WORKERS!

Many have succumbed to Covid-19, and are at great risk, but continue to perform their job even though many are really scared of going into work, and often are lacking PPE.

Posted by: meleager (172)  Report abuse
These Nhs workers are heroes selflessly putting themselves last to help others without the protection and testing they desperately need but continue in the face of adversity to help us and keep us safe deserve so much for what they are doing

Posted by: TerryW (4136) Report abuse
They are Meleager, I have witnessed this first hand recently.

Posted by: Domino (80) Report abuse
The doctors and nurses really are in the firing line,and a lot will get this virus.

Posted by: basil brush (13865) Report abuse
TTS, it's to show our appreciation for the NHS, so stop trying to make a joke of it

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4777) Report abuse
Poppycock !!!!

I haven't got a jokey bone in my body

Posted by: raymyjamie (6258) Report abuse
Just back from Tesco Horwich.
Blimey, do they have good measures in place.
There was a queue about 200 yards long outside the store.
They have 2 metre markers on the floor, and you have to stay that distance away from the person in front.
The rule is, as one or two or three people leave the store, then they let the same number of people in the store, so there is a fixed number of people shopping.
I don’t think there were more than 50/60 people in the shop at any time.
The shelves were about 70% full, so not too bad.
We managed to get a box of wine for me and a bottle of rum For Mrs RMJ, so essentials really LOL!!!!!!!
We live in unprecedented times.

Posted by: TerryW (4136) Report abuse
Same measures taken at Hindley Tesco this morning, Raymyjamie. Luckily we got there earlyish and was straight in and home in half an hour.

Posted by: priscus (8257) Report abuse
How long did you have to queue for, Ray?

Posted by: raymyjamie (6258) Report abuse
Good to know Terry.
We had 5 items on our list, so we whipped round in under 5 minutes, but the queue outside took us over 15 minutes to get to the store entrance.

Posted by: raymyjamie (6258) Report abuse
"How long did you have to queue for, Ray?
Over 15 minutes Priscus, a bl**dy nightmare.
Still, it's all for the best.

Posted by: momac (10743)  Report abuse
That's exactly what happening at Chemists..no more than five in at once.

Posted by: priscus (8257) Report abuse
Thanks, Ray.

Out of essentials, so a food shop first thing tomorrow for me.

Just tried Amazon, thought maybe I could get a clinical thermometer and some bread yeast: they are not essentials so no delivery for months!

Posted by: broady (15747)   Report abuse
It happened here yesterday. I only wanted a couple of things but after being in the line up I felt embarrassed at buying so little so I bought more than we needed. Only around 50 in the store when I got in. Good job it was only -3. Would have been bad last week at-18.

RMJ. Our booze is a separate store. No line up there but 10-11 every morning reserved for the golden oldies.

Posted by: raymyjamie (6258) Report abuse
Broady, the booze shelves at our local Sainsbury’s in Westhoughton were almost empty, no boxes of wine whatever, so we were forced to go to Tesco Horwich, where thankfully they had decent stocks.
I suspect since pubs are shut, folk are having a drink at home, and of course it’s cheaper than pub prices.

Posted by: broady (15747)   Report abuse
I rarely visit pubs over here. Not the same atmosphere. Drink in the garden when weather permits.

Posted by: basil brush (13865) Report abuse
Not seen any coppers round here.

Posted by: raymyjamie (6258) Report abuse
“I rarely visit pubs over here. Not the same atmosphere.”

Same here Broady, I usually sup home brewed Chardonnay, Merlot or Rose wine.
My favourite time of day is about 10-30 pm, I get in bed with my lappy and sink a few glasses of wine while watching catch up TV. beltin’.

Posted by: sonlyme (2580) Report abuse
i was at deepdale shopping centre yesterday and a police van came round with the side door open and a policeman standing. i presumed it was to warn people in groups of more than two.In morrisons the customers were outside one out one in.no shortage of stock but a limit on items of two.it should have happened from day one.

Posted by: mollie m (6312)  Report abuse
The same measures were set up at Tesco Express Pemberton a few days ago.

I only go in at around 8.30 p.m. when it would normally be quieter than daytime anyway.

I didn't know about the 8 p.m. thing starting tonight, but when I went out to my car people were standing at their doors clapping and there was someone doing a dance or something which amused everyone, but it was too dark for me to see exactly what was happening.

It's a frightening time for everybody right now, so stay safe - everyone.

Posted by: tonker (21366)   Report abuse
We thought it good practice to nip out this afternoon, as we needed a loaf and some milk. Decided to go to Tesco in Haydock. Got there, security on doors, barriers up, queue half way round the car park.
So, we tried Aldi in Haydock. Same there, only the queue was three quarters way round the car park.
Decided to sack Haydock off and call back in Ashton on our way home.

Aldi, in Ashton, was park, straight in, no security, no distancing (until the tills) and fully stocked!

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
This will probably kill all pubs now as most of them was struggling anyway, people will get used staying in boozing, as its been mentioned and it's true it is a lot cheaper, and a lot of people will not have the money after their savings have dried up.

Posted by: tonker (21366)   Report abuse
Barton's have closed.

Posted by: bambam (2061)  Report abuse
Oh that's bad news tonker, one of biggest suppliers around Ashton & Wigan.

Posted by: tonker (21366)   Report abuse
The shop, I think. I don't know about deliveries.

Posted by: basil brush (13865) Report abuse
It will be really hard to get people back in

Posted by: meleager (172)  Report abuse
Barton's have also stopped delivery's as well

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (4777) Report abuse
I was in Tesco in Haydock on Monday and they had nowt in, and I did not notice any security, but there weren't many customers in, I went across the roaad to the Aldi, and saw for the first time the queueing system and so I said balls to that ...

Posted by: meleager (172)  Report abuse
Went Aldi last night there was a bouncer on the door only so many let in at one time had to wait till people came out plenty of stock in there was distancing at checkouts had yellow tape on the floor.

Posted by: basil brush (13865) Report abuse
There doing that at lidl in pem, only so many in at a time and a big gap between people queuing up.

Posted by: meleager (172)  Report abuse
a relative of mine went in to wigan Tesco last week they told me there didn't seem to be anything in place some staff were stood hugging one another and was letting people in as normal that was late last week

Posted by: firefox (1493) Report abuse
Asda in Newtown have people queueing up to the roundabout between the retail park and the store itself.

Posted by: Anne (3779)  Report abuse
Wonder what will happen when it's pouring down.

Posted by: FAT MICK (1094) Report abuse
Anne they will catch pneumonia because the wind is still a nip in the wind

 
 
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