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Quarantine 26 May 2020 12:45 #116233

Hello Balliol

We've been stuck in Burgundy, a Red Zone, since February, and still can't leave the department.

I have been weekly shopping locally.

Been twice for outpatient tests in Dijon, visited the GP. Spoken to locals from a distance.

No sign of resentment of presence, only interest in how things are in the UK, from many I've spoken to.

Obviously I can only speak for a very small part of the country.

Paul Hayes

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Quarantine 26 May 2020 11:48 #116230

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Nigel Crompton wrote: I especially like :

"It will not apply to travellers who are entering France only to transit to another country, ....." Which will facilitate my travel without boarding potentially lurgi-ridden ferries ...


Yes, absolutely. One of the features of the catch-all rules has been the inability to differentiate between those who wish to join the crowds on the beaches and those who simply want to transfer their presence by self-isolated means from one self-isolating place of abode to another, potentially without setting foot on soil all the way. Which is not to diminish the risk of transmitting the disease from area to area of course, so I am not advocating that, just noting that it is rather different to taking a charabanc to Brighton beach..

However, what I do not have a feel for yet is whether there are similar nimbyish sentiments in Europe as there are in many areas of the UK, e.g. Cornwall, Cumbria, Norfolk. Are the locals erecting barricades and slashing the tyres on cars from outside the county/departement/province? The publications I read such as The Bulletin (BE) and Connexion (FR) seem to make no mention of this. In the UK it has been said elsewhere that one is now more at risk of contracting th disease in Cumbria than in London, but the Cumbrians are seemingly still erecting their barricades.Is this a UK syndrome or will we run into resentment and antagonism in France, or Belgium, or Holland?

It would be useful to hear just what local sentiments are in EU barging areas.

Balliol.

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Quarantine 26 May 2020 11:11 #116228

I especially like :

"It will not apply to travellers who are entering France only to transit to another country, ....." Which will facilitate my travel without boarding potentially lurgi-ridden ferries ...

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Cheers 'n' Beers

Nigel Crompton
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Quarantine 25 May 2020 14:52 #116217

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France has announced that it would introduce reciprocal measures for any European country enforcing a quarantine, however it may prove to be voluntary

www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Travellers-UK-to-France-Voluntary-14-day-quarantine-from-June-8-says-French-government
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