Quantcast
Facemasks, PPE and Preppy Thread - Page 15 - GF - General Forum - The Liverpool Way Jump to content
TK421

Facemasks, PPE and Preppy Thread

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, PestiRed said:


cower before the might of mid-80’s synth-pop

Haha, I don't mind that stuff actually, just never heard of any of the cunts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

Very difficult today, it's hard enough when the weather is as close as this normally, but add a face covering... I nearly passed out a couple of times.

Do you work in a furnace?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

Very difficult today, it's hard enough when the weather is as close as this normally, but add a face covering... I nearly passed out a couple of times.

Is the weather normally nowhere near you? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Elite said:

Do you work in a furnace?

I live in one. It's no fun wearing a mask here when it's 40 degrees. But, you know, the alternative is loads more people die.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

Very difficult today, it's hard enough when the weather is as close as this normally, but add a face covering... I nearly passed out a couple of times.


Try the lighter material (linen etc) ones with an insert and the plastic valves in the side that help the release of heat. They are a bit easier

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Jairzinho said:

I live in one. It's no fun wearing a mask here when it's 40 degrees. But, you know, the alternative is loads more people die.

Really? Where? 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, RJ Fan club said:

I got myself a Pac-Man mask. 
 

boss 
 

 

FDDEE1AC-96F0-4100-ACC4-31252738F606.jpeg

That is ace.

 

I want this one.

 

robo-cop-face-mask_150x150.jpg?v=1586997

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, that's cleared that up then- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/16/face-masks-not-compulsory-in-takeaways-in-england-says-sharma

 

I think the thing to take away (ho ho), is that they'll say anything to wriggle out of criticising Gove as well as Cummings, doesn't matter how fucking stupid it is.

 




Face masks not compulsory in takeaways in England, says Sharma
Business secretary enters fray to contradict health secretary’s view that coverings are compulsory in coffee shops

Coronavirus – latest updates
 Alok Sharma, the business secretary, contradicted the health secretary, Matt Hancock, on the use of face masks in food takeaway shops. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters
Only 24 hours earlier the health secretary, Matt Hancock, couldn’t have been clearer, declaring that new rules will mean that people grabbing a takeaway from a sandwich shop must wear a face mask.

But now his cabinet colleague, Alok Sharma, has claimed that face coverings will be only a recommendation – not compulsory – for people going into cafes for takeaway food.

Sharma, the business secretary, said masks would indeed be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from next Friday, clarifying that their use would be only encouraged for people getting takeaways.


“People will be required to wear face coverings, from 24 July when they go into supermarkets or shops,” he told Sky News on Thursday, adding: “Face coverings are not compulsory when you’re going into a restaurant, and a cafe and you’re sitting down to have a meal as you’ve just heard from your interview yesterday with the health secretary.


“But what we’re also saying is we’re encouraging people to wear face coverings when they’re going into a cafe or a food-to-go establishment and they’re not going to be sitting down and having a meal.”

It comes after Downing Street was left red-faced on Tuesday when ministers Liz Truss and Michael Gove were pictured leaving the same Pret a Manger branch in Westminster only minutes apart with only the former wearing a mask. Later that day, Hancock announced in the Commons that face coverings would be mandatory in English shops from 24 July in an attempt to reassure visitors to the high street amid fears over Covid-19.

Asked about the contrasting images on Wednesday morning, Hancock told Sky News they were taken before his announcement, and he clarified: “You do need to wear a face mask in Pret because Pret is a shop … in hospitality, so in a restaurant, there needs to be table service. If there’s table service then it’s not necessary to have a mask but in any shop you do need the mask. So if you’re going up to the counter in Pret to buy takeaway, that is a shop, that is Pret operating as a shop.”


However, later the same day the prime minister’s spokesman appeared to contradict Hancock’s assessment saying: “My understanding is that it wouldn’t be mandatory if you went in, for example, to a sandwich shop in order to get a takeaway, to wear a face covering. Where it is mandatory … we’re talking about supermarkets and other shops.”

On Thursday, during his Sky News interview, Sharma also appeared to contradict Hancock. Asked specifically whether from next Friday an individual going into Pret for takeaway food or drink would have to wear a mask, Sharma replied: “It won’t be compulsory but we will certainly encourage it.”

Pressed on whether Hancock was wrong in his comments made to Sky 24 hours earlier: “What the health secretary said yesterday was that … you’re not required to wear one if you’re sitting down and having a meal.”


When it was pointed out to Sharma that he had just said masks were not mandatory for people getting takeaway, he replied: “I said that it is recommended and I hope I provide the clarification at this juncture.”

Asked to clarify once more, Sharma said: “The definitive is that it is encouraged for you to do so.”

Pressed on whether it was legally binding, the minister replied: “Well, if you’re going into a shop or supermarket from 24 July it is mandatory but … it’s pretty clear what we’ve said and I’m very happy to repeat it once again. Mandatory on public transport, mandatory in shops from 24 July in shops and supermarkets.”

Asked again whether you need to wear a mask if you go for a takeaway coffee, Sharma said: “We are recommending that you wear a mask if you are popping in and getting food to go, we are recommending that people wear a face covering.”

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't go out now without seeing hundreds of these things littering the streets, and it's taking the inevitable environmental toll.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-53474772

 

Quote

Coronavirus: Gull caught in PPE face mask in Chelmsford

_113543768_capture.jpg
The elastic straps on the face covering had become increasingly tight around the gull's legs
 
A gull has been rescued after its legs became trapped in the elastic of a disposable face mask for about a week.

It was spotted struggling to walk in Chelmsford, in Essex, by staff at a car showroom, but when they tried to get close, the bird managed to fly off.

By Saturday it could only "stumble and fall as the poor thing had a disposable Covid face mask tangled around both legs" an RSPCA officer said.

The charity asked people to responsibly dispose of any PPE they might be using.

Staff at the car company in Argyll Road called the charity at the weekend after they became "increasingly concerned" because the gull had been sitting "in the same spot for hours and didn't appear to be moving", the RSPCA's inspector Adam Jones said.

Although it tried its best to get away from Mr Jones, the mask had become more tightly wound around the gull and it could no longer fly.

"It's clear the mask was there for some time and the elastic straps had tightened around his legs as his joints were swollen and sore," he said.

'First of many'

The bird was taken to the RSPCA's South Essex Wildlife hospital where staff cut the mask off.

"Thankfully, he's been doing well and is being monitored closely," said Mr Jones.

"They've now released him out into an aviary with other gulls and, when the group is ready, they'll all be released together."

The charity believes that "now face masks are compulsory for many situations, there will be more and more being irresponsibly discarded and wild animals and birds will become tangled in the elastic straps".

"I'm concerned that this gull could be the first of many victims now that face masks are the norm," Mr Jones added.

 

But tell me more about how mask opponents are the selfish thoughtless ones...

Edited by Strontium Dog™

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Jairzinho said:

Hearing reports that only people who wear masks ever litter. 

I heard that a chaffinch got caught in a Greggs vegan steak bake package. Fucking vegans. 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Numero said:

I heard that a chaffinch got caught in a Greggs vegan steak bake package. Fucking vegans. 

I thought meat eaters were the selfish ones? 

 

MAKES YOU THINK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Jairzinho said:

I thought meat eaters were the selfish ones? 

 

MAKES YOU THINK.

An old lady was in hospital after slipping on a copy of The Communist Manifesto. But tell me more about how Capitalists are the selfish, thoughtless ones... 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×