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England
- System up to 14 October (now replaced with tier system) see post 13 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32692671-post13.html
- Tier system from 14 October see post 37 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32741925-post37.html (to be replaced by a national lockdown from 5 November)
- National lockdown from 5 November see post 244 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32792902-post244.html (to be replaced by a revised tier system from 2 December)
- Revised tier system from 2 December see post 352 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32852952-post352.html
- Revised tier areas from 16 December see post 411 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32885486-post411.html
- Revised tier areas from 19 December see post 436 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32892787-post436.html
- Introduction of tier 4 and changes to tier area from 20 December see post 473 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32906100-post473.html
- Revised tier areas from 26 December see post 483 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32907521-post483.html
- Revised tier areas from 31 December see post 551 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32924380-post551.html
- Further restriction from 6 January see post 653 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32940694-post653.html
- Roadmap for lifting lockdown in England announced on 22 February 2021 see post 1552 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33053928-post1552.html
- Steps rules from 29 March see post 2688 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33118328-post2688.html

Wales
- Local lock downs see post 14 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32692698-post14.html (to be replaced by a 16-day fire-break from 23 October)
- Travel restrictions for people coming to Wales from certain parts of England & Scotland, and restrictions for people in Wales travelling to same areas, see post 66 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32753625-post66.html (to be replaced by a 16-day fire-break from 23 October)
- National Fire-break 23 October 6pm - 8 November see post 85 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32761798-post85.html & post 89 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32765010-post89.html (to be replaced by a national restrictions from 9 November)
- Wales National Restrictions - from 9 November, see post 263 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32797489-post263.html
- Further national restrictions/changes from 4 December, see post 359 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32859820-post359.html
- Level 4 national lockdown in Wales due to start on 28 December was brought forward to start on 20 December with the exception of Christmas Day,
see posts 442 and 463 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32894516-post442.html & https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32897543-post463.html
- Wales level 4 lockdown rule changes announced on 12 March 2021, see post 2266 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33098474-post2266.html
- Further rule changes announced on 26 March 2021, see post 2955 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33128751-post2955.html

Scotland
- Local lock downs up to 2 November see post 36 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32741874-post36.html
- Level system from 6am 2 November see post 103 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32783391-post103.html
- Changes to level areas and adding travel restrictions from 20 & 24 November see post 317 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32825558-post317.html
- Update to level areas from 24 November seem 328 post https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32839582-post328.html
- Changes to level areas from 11 December see post 373 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32876039-post373.html
- Changes to level areas from 18 December see post 435 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32892736-post435.html
- Changes to level areas from 26 December see post 488 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32910475-post488.html
- Further restrictions on mixing households and leaving home from 5 January see post 620 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32936602-post620.html
- Change to level areas for part of the Outer Hebrides see post 791 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32979704-post791.html
- Further restrictions on collection from shops, takeaways, and consuming alcohol in public outdoors see post 780 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32967729-post780.html
- Change to level area for all Outer Hebrides see post 1036 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33003362-post1036.html
- Timetable for further lockdown easing announced on 16 March 2021, see post 2393 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33104210-post2393.html


Northern Ireland
- Four-week partial lockdown starting on 16 October 2020, later extended till 26 November, see post 84 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32761651-post84.html
- Two week circuit breaker from 27 November until 11 December, see post 350, https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32847626-post350.html
- Six week lockdown from 26 December with stricter measures between 26 December and 2 January 2021, see post 601 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32930272-post601.html
- Additional regulations are in place until 5 March 2021. They will be reviewed on 18 February 2021. https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/publica...tions-northern
- Continuation of lockdown regulations until 1 April 2021 with limited return of some schoolchildren from 8th and 22nd March, see post #1396
- Update announced 16 March 2021, see post 2404 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33104779-post2404.html

Please see this thread on the Coronavirus board for discussion and details on the passenger locator forms and self isolation requirements for arrivals outside the Common Travel Area (UK & Ireland) https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/coro...-arrivals.html
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Old Feb 22, 21, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by KSVVZ2015 View Post
I view the chance of May 17th as greater than 50/50. Absent a negative news event, there will be a lot of pressure not to move that date.
The pressure to reopen international travel will, I think, be greatly outweighed by the pressure not to let the pandemic get out of control again and risk another national lockdown. Polls show that most people are fed up with the lockdown but also support a very cautious lifting of restrictions.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
The pressure to reopen international travel will, I think, be greatly outweighed by the pressure not to let the pandemic get out of control again and risk another national lockdown. Polls show that most people are fed up with the lockdown but also support a very cautious lifting of restrictions.
well, it also helps that many countries will not be keen to open their borders before there is a stabilization and lowering of numbers in those countries. i mean just look what they were saying in spain the other day about not opening before july at the earliest.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
The pressure to reopen international travel will, I think, be greatly outweighed by the pressure not to let the pandemic get out of control again and risk another national lockdown. Polls show that most people are fed up with the lockdown but also support a very cautious lifting of restrictions.
Actually, the government's advisors are expecting another post-vaccination Covid wave, so really all a "cautious lifting of restrictions" does is change the timing of the 3rd wave. And I suppose it makes people think something is being done.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by paulaf View Post
Yes but it's part of the roadmap. I said I will have it if I need it for travel.
Not to start up another row here.. but everyone should be taking it regardless of its for travel or not.. one of the key issues stated during todays briefing was the average uptake of 66%.. thats ultimately 46% of the pop where the virus can still spread and evolve and render current efforts useless.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Thankfully I have no presonal experience of this, but many of those I'm working with in the vaccination centre have worked in intensive care units at places like the RVI and other local hospitals. The stories they give, of people in their 40s struggling to breathe hour after hour, are sobering. These patients do so on their own, their partners and children sit at home by the telephone in absolute terror. Do you want to join them? I don't, I have no underlying conditions (OK, a bit chunky) but I've had the vaccine. I am doing my absolute damnest to get you, me and everyone else flying again, as soon as possible. I'm only on here today since we don't have the vaccine supply for me to be working. Those nurses from Intensive Care are vaccinating to stop others from going through the same thing, even if it means they are working 80 hours a week. Now what can you do to help us get through the worse crisis the UK has known since World War II? Four things: get the jab, don't get the disease, plan for the future, and wait serenely a few more months. Is that an unreasonable request? The sooner you wake up to that, the sooner you will get your life back.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by londonba2014 View Post
Not to start up another row here.. but everyone should be taking it regardless of its for travel or not.. one of the key issues stated during todays briefing was the average uptake of 66%.. thats ultimately 46% of the pop where the virus can still spread and evolve and render current efforts useless.
No it's 34% of the pop and Whitty said that included children where they are still trialling if they can have one, so the remainder will be a lot lower.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by paulaf View Post
No it's 34% of the pop and Whitty said that included children where they are still trialling if they can have one, so the remainder will be a lot lower.
My bad, so it is... that is also true - but it also includes those who have refused and as such my points remains.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by londonba2014 View Post
My bad, so it is... that is also true - but it also includes those who have refused and as such my points remains.
Have a go at converting any BAME family or colleagues you might have also then.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:54 pm
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I think now that we are facing the possibility of foreign travel from mid-May, lets push everyone to really stick to the laws and do our bit to get infection rates and deaths even lower, so hopefully soon we can begin to plan for some travel in the summer.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:56 pm
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I think now that we are facing the possibility of foreign travel from mid-May, lets push everyone to really stick to the laws and do our bit to get infection rates and deaths even lower, so hopefully soon we can begin to plan for some travel in the summer.
Do you think the rules as they are now will stick until 16th May then ie tests, quarantine, hotels etc?
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Old Feb 22, 21, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by paulaf View Post
Do you think the rules as they are now will stick until 16th May then ie tests, quarantine, hotels etc?
I think there will be a good chance we return to travel corridors ala last summer. I have no idea how long, but sincerely hope we get rid of hotel quarantine once Groups 1 - 9 are vaccinated.

It seems like these vaccines are better than expected in every way - this is according to the medical chiefs with the PM tonight. In fact I think the vaccine at one point was described as a 'miracle'. Based on this, once all the priority groups have been vaccinated, I see no reason for borders to be closed 3 weeks after that date. IMO one test on day 2 or 3 after arrival, from 'green countries' really should be all that is required.

Is there some risk? Absolutely. However, there is risk in our lives every single day. You take a risk by crossing the street, getting in a car or playing sports. Risk is a part of life. It is about how that risk is managed.

In the case of Covid, when all the vulnerable population is vaccinated - sure there will be risks of people coming from overseas. But that must be balanced with the damage everyday of severely reduced economic activity on the physical and mental health of this population.

Covid-0 was possible last year if we had kept cases really low and isolated ourselves from the world immediately. If we want to achieve that now, we would be in severe lockdown for 12 - 18 months. People advocating for that are completely out of touch with reality.

That's just my opinion however.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Thankfully I have no presonal experience of this, but many of those I'm working with in the vaccination centre have worked in intensive care units at places like the RVI and other local hospitals. The stories they give, of people in their 40s struggling to breathe hour after hour, are sobering. These patients do so on their own, their partners and children sit at home by the telephone in absolute terror. Do you want to join them? I don't, I have no underlying conditions (OK, a bit chunky) but I've had the vaccine. I am doing my absolute damnest to get you, me and everyone else flying again, as soon as possible. I'm only on here today since we don't have the vaccine supply for me to be working. Those nurses from Intensive Care are vaccinating to stop others from going through the same thing, even if it means they are working 80 hours a week. Now what can you do to help us get through the worse crisis the UK has known since World War II? Four things: get the jab, don't get the disease, plan for the future, and wait serenely a few more months. Is that an unreasonable request? The sooner you wake up to that, the sooner you will get your life back.
The point I'm trying to make might come out wrong, so apologies in advance if it does, and I will edit my post if necessary.

The ICU nurses see the very worst form of Covid - it's definitely real, and it's absolutely terrible for everyone involved. But for every 1 "previously fit 40-something" they see, there are probably thousands, if not tens of thousands, of "fit 40-something" Covid cases which are a lot milder: it is not the whole Covid story. I guess the really difficult bit about working in a hospital is seeing everything that goes wrong - the 20-something in a wheelchair because they drunkenly jumped off an Ibiza balcony, the 30-something that's lost their leg in a bicycle crash, the 40-something who's had an unexpected heart attack whilst out for a run - but also knowing that the vast majority of Ibiza trips, cycle rides and runs end without incident. The trouble with Covid is simply we all - non-medics and medics - are not good at understanding the risks it brings. Perhaps this is because we've not been trusted to (e.g. all the fuss about foreign holidays - seriously, if people do the home quarantine after the holiday they're a risk to no-one - and that's before we even factor in that many destinations have lower Covid risks than staying in the UK). We're going to have to get better at understanding and managing the risks in the months ahead.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by paulaf View Post
Do you think the rules as they are now will stick until 16th May then ie tests, quarantine, hotels etc?
Paula, if you're fed up, I don't think you should care. Book an airbnb in your favourite sunspot for the next month or two, tell anyone who asks that you're moving abroad, and then come back to the UK when the madness is in abeyance?
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Old Feb 22, 21, 3:07 pm
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Paula, if you're fed up, I don't think you should care. Book an airbnb in your favourite sunspot for the next month or two, tell anyone who asks that you're moving abroad, and then come back to the UK when the madness is in abeyance?
Thanks fed up being an understatement. I've just cancelled my favourite apartment in Tenerife for 2 weeks over Easter, next trip is an Airbnb yes but have a return ticket lol but after 17th May so will give it some thought.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Thankfully I have no presonal experience of this, but many of those I'm working with in the vaccination centre have worked in intensive care units at places like the RVI and other local hospitals. The stories they give, of people in their 40s struggling to breathe hour after hour, are sobering. These patients do so on their own, their partners and children sit at home by the telephone in absolute terror. Do you want to join them? I don't, I have no underlying conditions (OK, a bit chunky) but I've had the vaccine. I am doing my absolute damnest to get you, me and everyone else flying again, as soon as possible. I'm only on here today since we don't have the vaccine supply for me to be working. Those nurses from Intensive Care are vaccinating to stop others from going through the same thing, even if it means they are working 80 hours a week. Now what can you do to help us get through the worse crisis the UK has known since World War II? Four things: get the jab, don't get the disease, plan for the future, and wait serenely a few more months. Is that an unreasonable request? The sooner you wake up to that, the sooner you will get your life back.
A thank you to everyone involved with this crisis in helping us get through it. It really does suck.

But yes a little more patience is definitely going to help us all.

We will then soon be back to chatting (or bickering) about the lack champagne in business/first, the crumbs between the seats and the dreaded bare feet on the furniture!

We will get there. Stay healthy everyone.
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