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Britain to host the Euro’s?

The Times are reporting that our government have offered to host this year’s Euro’s in it’s entirety. This seems to be based on us being far further ahead then other European countries with our vaccination programme, thus being in a position to safely host the event.

Whilst on the the face of it this seems like it could be a huge morale boost for the country and the rest of Europe, but on the flip side shouldn’t we just be concentrating on getting the whole country vaccinated and getting everything back to some kind of normality, before opening the floodgates again?

Here’s the full story.....

Britain is offering to host the entire European football championships this year after ministers drew up plans to let fans back into football stadiums and outdoor music festivals by the end of May.
Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, has signalled to Uefa, European football’s governing body, that progress on vaccinations means the UK will have crowds back in stadiums before most of Europe. Wembley stadium is set to host the semifinals and then the final on July 11, but government sources said if they are asked to take on more games, which are due to be played around Europe, they would respond positively.
The proposal has been made possible by Boris Johnson’s “road map to recovery", which the prime minister will publish tomorrow.
He will announce new targets for vaccinations, with all adults offered jabs by July 31, a month earlier than the deadline previously set. All vulnerable groups aged over 50 will have the chance to get their injections by the middle of April, two weeks earlier than previously planned.
The NHS announced yesterday that two-thirds of those aged 65 to 69, a total of two million people, have been vaccinated, just a week after being sent invitations. About 460,000 people aged 64 will be called forward to receive their first dose from tomorrow. More than 17.2 million people have received their first dose and almost 600,000 have had their second.
Johnson will publish a 60-page document outlining the earliest date at which each restriction will be lifted but make clear that ending lockdown will depend on vaccinations and mass testing controlling the virus. The document will detail the potential economic and social costs of restrictions, as well as the health implications.
From March 8 all schools will return and people will be able to sit down outdoors to have a coffee or sit in a park with members of their household or one friend or relative from outside it. From the same day one designated friend or relative can visit people in care homes and hold their hand, though kisses and hugs will remain off limits.
From March 29 people will be able to see family and friends in groups of up to six, or two whole families can meet outdoors in gardens or parks.
A No 10 source said: “The two areas where people have been hurt are in education and the fact that no one has been able to have social contact with friends and family. That’s why schools and outdoor socialising come first."
Non-essential retail will follow in April, along with outdoor and takeaway services from pubs and restaurants. Inside drinking and dining is expected to follow in May if the virus remains under control.
Ministers met on Thursday to discuss a dramatic increase in mass lateral flow testing, which they hope will make it easier to open up outdoor sporting events with crowds by late May.

comment by Sol (U2745)

posted on 22/2/21

comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 2 minutes ago
So can anyone tell me what the future looks like wedding wise? My niece is getting married in July I believe after delaying a year, is it likely by then that more than fifty people can attend?
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Probably know more after 3.30pm. I think that's when they're doing the roadmap.

comment by Sol (U2745)

posted on 22/2/21

Step 4, no earlier that 24 June, no limits on weddings etc.

Could be in luck Cinciwolf, obviously all depends on the data between now and then.

comment by Sol (U2745)

posted on 22/2/21

^^^ I may have misheard that according to Sky:
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• 21 June at the earliest: All legal limits on social contact set to be removed, with the remaining sectors of the economy reopened. Weddings are the only events where some restrictions may have to remain

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-englands-legal-limits-on-social-contact-set-to-end-in-june-with-beer-gardens-reopening-in-april-12225882

posted on 22/2/21

Cheers Sol. Time will tell i guess

posted on 22/2/21

Have to say it makes little sense that anything goes except weddings by that point. Even talk of 10000 at football games.

posted on 23/2/21

comment by livinthedream (U12817)
posted 1 day, 21 hours ago
I'm not an anti vaxer but I'm surprised that ppl are accepting this as an immediate remedy, no one knows no one is if these vaccines are able to do the job needed to flatten the virus we might not know for years.
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I think they’re pretty confident, from the “real world” results they’ve now seen, that the vaccines cut both transmission and serious illness - not completely, of course, but enough to be a game-changer. Whether it turns out like that in the long(er) run is a different matter, but I think there are grounds for optimism. We’ll see.

posted on 24/2/21

comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 1 day, 10 hours ago
So can anyone tell me what the future looks like? My niece is getting her back door smashed in in July I believe after delaying a year, is it likely by then that more than fifty people can attend?
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Fixed it

posted on 24/2/21

comment by Hulk - Admin 5 (U1250)
posted 50 minutes ago
comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 1 day, 10 hours ago
So can anyone tell me what the future looks like? My niece is getting her back door smashed in in July I believe after delaying a year, is it likely by then that more than fifty people can attend?
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Fixed it
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posted on 24/2/21

seems to me like people have short term memory loss or summat

as soon as infection rates fall, the calls to open up society begin again

best off all but eliminating the virus before you start letting people back in pubs, etc

school kids shouldn't be going back in a couple of weeks either imo.....case numbers still far too high

posted on 24/2/21

I agree, I don't see the point in rushing back, but there again if they had done things right first time we would never have been in this mess now but alas people are s

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