When do you think you will next play golf?

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i think we'll get a least another 5 weeks ontop. imo the prime minister said 3 weeks to keep calm. If he'd said 8 weeks I think there would have been mass panic
This 100%. Anything before the end of may and I'll be chuffed. Can't wait to get out but it's just not important right now.
 

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This 100%. Anything before the end of may and I'll be chuffed. Can't wait to get out but it's just not important right now.
I think we'll still looking a long way down the line. If you look at how Spain and Italy with their lockdowns, harsher than what we currently have and deaths rise there still. I don't think we'll have even hit a peek until May, another 8 weeks away which tied in with the scientific graph.
 

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Normally I'm a habitual checker of the weather forecast, seems like weeks since I last looked at it.

I don't expect to look at one again until mid May at the earliest.
 

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Normally I'm a habitual checker of the weather forecast, seems like weeks since I last looked at it.

I don't expect to look at one again until mid May at the earliest.
I know what you mean. I had some great plans to ramp up practice after work and of course the sun is out and it's lovely and warm. It would be another kick in the knackers for all us golfers if the UK is bathed in a glorious summer and we can't be out enjoying it, but there again there is a bigger picture. One time I wouldn't mind a wet summer (and it would help the courses)
 

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I think we’ll be lucky to be golfing even in June, obviously massively dependent on numbers over the coming weeks but even really low numbers could just kickstart it again so I think we’ll go into more of a lockdown then very slowly be released out of it, this could be over several months, my personal forecast is, anything before August will be a bonus 😳
 
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I think start of May too, for me key is that we’ll have mass testing and a ramped up nhs allowing slightly more capacity to return to normal. At end of the day, they’re not waiting on a vaccine so do need this to pass through a lot of the population.

London perhaps will be slightly different given it’s population density and number of cases.
 

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I think start of May too, for me key is that we’ll have mass testing and a ramped up nhs allowing slightly more capacity to return to normal. At end of the day, they’re not waiting on a vaccine so do need this to pass through a lot of the population.

London perhaps will be slightly different given it’s population density and number of cases.
We have already ramped up to 39 beds (from 19) and we're being expected to ramp up to 51 although quite how is beyond me. That's worse case but an expectation we're expected to meet. We already have pulled in a host of staff from other areas and agency to start the training and be ready to cover once we escalate beyond the main ICU into the theatres where escalation bays are housed. I don't think we'll have spare capacity and if London's current trend as the UK epicentre continues it will spill out into Bershire, Surrey and neighbouring areas on top of our own local casualties. The testing will be key to see who has and hasn't had it and hopefully can make the government make some sensible decisions about reducing lockdown in some places
 

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We have already ramped up to 39 beds (from 19) and we're being expected to ramp up to 51 although quite how is beyond me. That's worse case but an expectation we're expected to meet. We already have pulled in a host of staff from other areas and agency to start the training and be ready to cover once we escalate beyond the main ICU into the theatres where escalation bays are housed. I don't think we'll have spare capacity and if London's current trend as the UK epicentre continues it will spill out into Bershire, Surrey and neighbouring areas on top of our own local casualties. The testing will be key to see who has and hasn't had it and hopefully can make the government make some sensible decisions about reducing lockdown in some places
Surely the sensible decision is not to reduce lockdown???
 
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Surely the sensible decision is not to reduce lockdown???
Presumably Homers point is that if the north west or Scotland for example are regularly testing, isolating and seeing minimal cases then that region could reduce lockdown despite say significant cases still being within London on testing. Challenge around travel between areas though.
 

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I can't believe people are saying April, that's crazy optimistic. I feel like we'll barely be over the peak of this thing by then. Best case scenario has to be June if we're extremely lucky, more realistically July, but probably August at the earliest.
 

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We have already ramped up to 39 beds (from 19) and we're being expected to ramp up to 51 although quite how is beyond me. That's worse case but an expectation we're expected to meet. We already have pulled in a host of staff from other areas and agency to start the training and be ready to cover once we escalate beyond the main ICU into the theatres where escalation bays are housed. I don't think we'll have spare capacity and if London's current trend as the UK epicentre continues it will spill out into Bershire, Surrey and neighbouring areas on top of our own local casualties. The testing will be key to see who has and hasn't had it and hopefully can make the government make some sensible decisions about reducing lockdown in some places
4000 beds going into the Excel (Nightingale) as we speak, similar at the NEC, reducing a lockdown is way off yet, the testing operation will just underline how big this is and how many are actually infected, hold on to your hats, I don’t think we’ve seen nothing yet!
 

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4000 beds going into the Excel (Nightingale) as we speak, similar at the NEC, reducing a lockdown is way off yet, the testing operation will just underline how big this is and how many are actually infected, hold on to your hats, I don’t think we’ve seen nothing yet!
Totally agree. We are ready for the surge and touch wood Reading has got away with it lightly to date but it can't last and London won't cope and so we'll start getting those cases. I think escalation is a long way off (but we have to stay positive) and hopefully there may be areas that are far less affected and so perhaps some local restrictions could be lifted. Still a lot of dark days before the sun comes back on the world
 

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Presumably Homers point is that if the north west or Scotland for example are regularly testing, isolating and seeing minimal cases then that region could reduce lockdown despite say significant cases still being within London on testing. Challenge around travel between areas though.
No we need to ride this out together as you'll get the brain-dead who think they can travel to wherever they want while other areas are in lock down.

This is a collective thing and we all have a role to play in all this.
 

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Totally agree. We are ready for the surge and touch wood Reading has got away with it lightly to date but it can't last and London won't cope and so we'll start getting those cases. I think escalation is a long way off (but we have to stay positive) and hopefully there may be areas that are far less affected and so perhaps some local restrictions could be lifted. Still a lot of dark days before the sun comes back on the world
It’s all or nothing, you can’t relax different areas, people can’t be trusted not to travel, and it’s the spreading of the virus that is key, so, no areas anywhere in the country will be allowed less restrictions just because they have less reported infections, it’s not workable, the virus has to be extinguished and we’re all in it together.
 
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No we need to ride this out together as you'll get the brain-dead who think they can travel to wherever they want while other areas are in lock down.

This is a collective thing and we all have a role to play in all this.
Don’t necessarily disagree as we’ve seen people don’t follow instructions but not sure it’s 100% a straightforward decision. Economy is still a factor as government assistance won’t go on forever and if it stops, persuading people to isolate becomes even harder.

Appreciate statistics are unreliable (so would need to get better) but for example Hull have supposedly had 1 confirmed case out of 250k people. If after regular testing there was still no sign then relaxing restrictions could reduce the burden to fund other areas (e.g gov assistance or for nhs). That’s obviously a very small area, but say if Scotland are having the same then I can’t see Scottish parliament not relaxing it. (Appreciate different political dynamic)

I’ll add that’s just my opinion and based on an understanding that people aren’t expecting to be able to extinguish it altogether very quickly (e.g immunisation way down the line) so would be looking at trying to manage it. How easy or practical that is I’ve no idea as obviously not qualified in this area.
 
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