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The "I am in self-isolation" thread

suze2000

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Details taken at Eucla and directed to go home by most direct route.
I did wonder how they were going to accommodate the (no doubt) thousands that would be trying to return home from the East at Eucla. Glad that common sense has prevailed on that one.
 
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Just wonder for those in this position, would the police (from their car), know that there are supposed to be say 2 of you home, but you did not mention that one of you had gone off someplace?

Tasmania is much more civilised. I received a phone call yesterday from a very well spoken private. He explained that they would shortly be in my area, checking to see if I was home. I gave him directions to our back gate, as the recent rain had made the official entry unpleasant. I drove down, when I saw them coming up the track. They sat in their vehicle, their side of the gate. I sat in mine and we had a chat. They didn't want to come in so I gave them advise as to the best spot to turn and offered to come down with a tractor if it didn't work out.
 

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Just wonder for those in this position, would the police (from their car), know that there are supposed to be say 2 of you home, but you did not mention that one of you had gone off someplace?
In my instance, it was the army, and I don't really believe they'd have been able to confirm much at all. The gate at which we met was on a bend so the two vehicles were not square on. This meant the reflection off windscreens was a factor. I could just make out two figures in the car and I can't imagine they had a much better view of me. Had there been two persons meant to be at home, they would have been able to confirm that, but not that it was the correct two persons.
All fair enough though, you have to put it in context. It's a routine check on someone who's returned from interstate. There's no great incentive for me to try and beat the system. They rang my phone, I answered. Obviously not fool proof but I would say, adequate for the situation.
 

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Just wonder for those in this position, would the police (from their car), know that there are supposed to be say 2 of you home, but you did not mention that one of you had gone off someplace?
I know that my brother and his wife fronted outside for the police. I don't know whether they were both requested to, but I imagine so.

Both of them were recorded at Eucla as being required to self-isolate.
 

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Just waffling here :)
Husband and I are staying indoors mostly . Husband is the vulnerable health person but he does go over to the bread shop , to the chicken shop to the IGA , to the chemist .These are all small local businesses that are self distancing and doing well at that. We are definitely doing the small village part. We also receive our bulk stuff via Woolies home delivery.
Husband takes the responsibility of wiping surfaces appropriate to him . That will probable be our lifestyle for a while until perhaps herd immunity is more prevalent (medical people ?)
I would think the lifting of the stringent rules will have us nearer the end rather than at the beginning .
I found the first couple of weeks difficult. There was significant stress as I was worried about returning from USA .
In a way we now have a routine for us and it appears to be working .
I worry that the continued lock downs for a possible period of six months will have many more deaths via suicide than the virus .
 

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It's interesting how people cope. I'm very comfortable home alone but got a message from a friend today to say she's not coping being at home with her husband - they're really fine but just bicker a lot and it's stressing her out
 

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Useful for those of you who may be struggling, or know others struggling; or even if you think there may be a chance that you'll be impacted at some point.
A very good article.Definitely should be read by many people even if to just give them some understanding of some of the reasons why people are feeling down with these restrictions.
Just imagine a lonely widow or widower,maybe their spouse died within the last few months,family gone or none living nearby and their services cut so extremely little contact with other humans.Some will find excuses to get out.Others have found an excuse as to why they should be in hospital.Life can be very hard for them.
 

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I wonder if more companies trial work from home perhaps one day a week to ensure that if necessary people have an infrastructure in place to slip into
My Dil did and is coping fairly ok with the transition to all days at home not just two a week
 

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I wonder if more companies trial work from home perhaps one day a week to ensure that if necessary people have an infrastructure in place to slip into
My Dil did and is coping fairly ok with the transition to all days at home not just two a week
We had a test on a Friday, the office was closed. Went to office on Monday and after a 10am leadership meeting with our UK and Europe office, we were all sent home. Been 3 weeks already for most, week #4 for me.

Comment from our Snr management was we produced end of March and end of quarter results 2 days faster by working from home, due to no interruptions.
 

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I discovered a new isolation peril this evening. When we moved from WA to Tasmania twenty years ago, a shipping container was deployed to handle the difference between a large WA house and a typical Tasmanian house. Over the years the contents have waned and ebbed but I've never been able to fully unpack the library. Typically, every few years, we empty some shelves and replenish from the reserve.
This evening, I realised I'd run out of anything to read. On a whim, I decided to re-visit James Lovelock. I figured he'd last been on the shelves about three years back and I had a fair idea where to look. Armed with a torch I sallied forth.
Over time, the lack of organisation and general entrophy have made the container an interesting place to be. A slight lack of level makes the door close and so it was that after climbing over and through various piles I found myself 5m in when a minor shift of cartons dislodged myself and the torch. The torch resented this treatment and turned off.
I found myself on my bum, in pitch black, underneath a carton of what turned out to be Rubert Bear annuals.
I eventually sorted myself, found a metal wall for orientation and climbed out. Had I not, would I have been a COVID-19 statistic, perished in isolation whilst, in the main house, the family watched a recorded James Bond?
 

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