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Papas1982

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Any employee has a right to refuse to work if they feel it’s unsafe. It’s then upto the employer to prove it’s safe by doing a risk assessment etc

Obviously Footballers and pro sportsmen are on a different plane to us.
Yes, but if its proven its safe for HIM to do his job and he doesn't want to then he can quit. Something we can all do, but a luxury most of us can't afford.

I'm not entirely sure it's as simple as a workplace satey report either. Or tesco and the like would have no staff as they'd be tucked up at home getting paid as its clearly not a safe environment compared to footy.

Like I said, not judging him for making the choice. But it's no way the same for all of us.
 

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Legally it'd be interesting how it'd hold up, everyone else can get away with saying they enforce social distancing. Not the case in football obviously.
I don’t think footballers should be forced to work. my point was simply he can afford not too, and also even if his work closed for safety grounds. He’s not getting furloughed like the rest of us.

i think most places would be hard pushed to prove social distancing is actually possible. Whilst contact is required for football, cross contamination of stock can’t be 100 stopped in a supermarket, very few follow the arrows for going one way around the store etc. I just think that shelve stackers have a lot less clout than sport stars. the law may be the same for all of us, but it is blatantly obvious we aren’t all governed by them equally.
 

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I don’t think footballers should be forced to work. my point was simply he can afford not too, and also even if his work closed for safety grounds. He’s not getting furloughed like the rest of us.

i think most places would be hard pushed to prove social distancing is actually possible. Whilst contact is required for football, cross contamination of stock can’t be 100 stopped in a supermarket, very few follow the arrows for going one way around the store etc. I just think that shelve stackers have a lot less clout than sport stars. the law may be the same for all of us, but it is blatantly obvious we aren’t all governed by them equally.
Which is why the game should only be restarted when it’s safe for fans to be there.
 

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I would be interested to know if those 6 who have tested positive were actually showing symptoms, or just carriers. If it's the latter, it just highlights how careful we all have to be.
 

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Just read the rest of Watford team won’t be going to training tomorrow. Bit of a strange decision imo, when everyone else has tested negative.
I assume that there was a delay between testing and getting the results back so in that time others within the squad could've been infected. Possibly also goes back to my previous question as to how long it takes to show up as a positive test after being infected.
 

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I assume that there was a delay between testing and getting the results back so in that time others within the squad could've been infected. Possibly also goes back to my previous question as to how long it takes to show up as a positive test after being infected.
They were all tested on the same day As far as I’m aware. 3days iirc.

Barring those 3 people, if none of the players have got it, and the training ground is limiting access to building and facilities there are cleaned and sanitised there’s no way They can catch it at training can they?
 
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