Tag Archives: social distance

Bournemouth, Dorset, England this afternoon

Oh.

Via MailOnline:

A major incident was declared in Bournemouth today after thousands of people flocked to Britain’s beaches leaving the emergency services ‘stretched to the absolute hilt’ on the second consecutive hottest day of the year.

Council bosses said they were ‘appalled‘ at the scenes on the Dorset coast, blasting the ‘irresponsible behaviour and actions of so many people’ as temperatures soared towards 93F (34C) in southern England and Wales today

Get off our sand! Police tell thousands of day-trippers packed onto Bournemouth beach in 91F heat to go home (Mail Online)

Pic: PA

Meanwhile….

Um.

Terry Pattinson writes:

I was tested for Coronavirus in Dun Laoghaire [County Dublin]on Friday, May 15 and this leaflet (above) was handed to me. It recommends (twice!) keeping a distance of 1 metre (3 feet) from other people.

It amazes me that there has been no comment on the fact that the HSE has already printed and is distributing advice leaflets which state: ‘Keeping a distance of more than 1 metre (3 feet) from other people is recommended.’

Anyone?

Ministers to question Chief Medical Officer over two metre social distancing rule (RTÉ)

Earlier:

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with partner Matthew Barrett and friends in Phoenix Park yesterday

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ:

Varadkar complied with Covid guidelines in Phoenix Park, says spokesperson (RTÉ)

Earlier

Yesterday.

Phoenix Park, Dublin.

The Taoiseach and his partner Matthew Barrett met friends at the Wellington Monument on the Parkgate Street side of the park on Sunday afternoon.

The area of the park is almost 8km from his apartment on Carpenterstown Road in the Dublin West constituency.

Under the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, people are prohibited from any non-essential travel more than 5km from their homes.

However, following queries from the Irish Independent, the Taoiseach’s spokesperson said: “The Taoiseach was in the Phoenix Park with his partner Matt and two friends on Sunday afternoon, in line with public health guidance.”

“He was within 5km of the Stewards Lodge, where he is staying during the Covid Emergency,” he added.

Good times.

Varadkar and partner living at Farmleigh lodge during pandemic (Independent.ie)

Video of Leo Varadkar enjoying sun in Phoenix Park causes controversy (Irish Mirror)

Update:

Splutter!

No need for the language.