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Or carrying the corona virus and a quick kiss. So much more peaceful.
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Old 17.03.2020, 16:01
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Could someone knowledgeable please give me a steer on children playing outside.

We were in Klosters this weekend where the streets were very quiet when we left this morning. We are now back in Stafa. We live in a house in a development that is very child friendly and there is a bit of rough open land with a stream just a few metres away. I am really very surprised to see that people have just opened their doors and let their children out to play. They are on bikes, scooters, running around, playing football etc. Surely this is not the idea?

I can completely understand how difficult it will be to keep children indoors, but is this right ... ?
Someone I know complained to their Gemeinde (Wollerau) because the adventure playground there (Erlenmoos) was heaving with families with children a couple of days ago.
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Old 17.03.2020, 16:12
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Re: Coronavirus

The most disliked neighbour is putting up his (equally disliked) trampoline in the patio. Let's have as many shared surfaces as possible.
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Old 17.03.2020, 16:14
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Re: Coronavirus

Just had to go to the Notaire in France. I got stopped in 3 police controls in the space of 45 minutes. You need to have a signed form to show the Police why you are outside your house.
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Old 17.03.2020, 16:16
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Just had to go to the Notaire in France. I got stopped in 3 police controls in the space of 45 minutes. You need to have a signed form to show the Police why you are outside your house.
Just like Italy.
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Old 17.03.2020, 16:18
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Could someone knowledgeable please give me a steer on children playing outside.

We were in Klosters this weekend where the streets were very quiet when we left this morning. We are now back in Stafa. We live in a house in a development that is very child friendly and there is a bit of rough open land with a stream just a few metres away. I am really very surprised to see that people have just opened their doors and let their children out to play. They are on bikes, scooters, running around, playing football etc. Surely this is not the idea?

I can completely understand how difficult it will be to keep children indoors, but is this right ... ?
My kids are out in the garden loads, on the trampoline .. But I've banned seeing other kids, since I don't know where they've been or who they've seen.

To me it's totally against the spirit of what we're trying to achieve .. Keeping the kids out of school then having them all socialise is silly.
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Old 17.03.2020, 16:28
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Could someone knowledgeable please give me a steer on children playing outside.

We were in Klosters this weekend where the streets were very quiet when we left this morning. We are now back in Stafa. We live in a house in a development that is very child friendly and there is a bit of rough open land with a stream just a few metres away. I am really very surprised to see that people have just opened their doors and let their children out to play. They are on bikes, scooters, running around, playing football etc. Surely this is not the idea?

I can completely understand how difficult it will be to keep children indoors, but is this right ... ?
In the Canton VD rules announced yesterday before the federal ones were announced, it was specified that playgrounds and public parcs, etc. were ok for a maxmum of 5 persons (kids), assuming also that they respected the distances. But the Canton one was specifiically superseded by the Federal, but I understand the Federal does not specify these details, so I guess the Canton rules may still stick. Need to see your Canton rules. But like a lot of things, not entirely clear.

I might add that the Canton rules also allowed outdoor sports for max 4 persons, again if distances kept. so a small game outside, or perhaps running etc.

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Old 17.03.2020, 16:49
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Maybe I'm wrong on the building markets, or some are still open depending on location and brand.

However there is online and there are supermarkets, I'd expect everyone sort of always having some spare bulbs at home anyway :P
When I mentioned bubs failing it was meant to be a slightly humorous example. I do have plenty of spare bulbs but thinking about it I don't have spares for all the different lengths of neon tubes around my place
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My kids are out in the garden loads, on the trampoline .. But I've banned seeing other kids, since I don't know where they've been or who they've seen.

To me it's totally against the spirit of what we're trying to achieve .. Keeping the kids out of school then having them all socialise is silly.
Agreed. The day the schools closed... we had mums texting about play dates for the kids...



we've been taking our kids out of the house still... they can't stay in doors completely, young boys go crazy as it is, and need to get the energy out.... but not mixing with other kids, keep distance if walking past someone, common sense stuff.
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the most disliked neighbour is putting up his (equally disliked) trampoline in the patio. Let's have as many shared surfaces as possible.
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My kids are out in the garden loads, on the trampoline .. But I've banned seeing other kids, since I don't know where they've been or who they've seen.
uhmmm.... I hope you two aren't neighbors
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:00
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Re: Coronavirus

Most of you know we moved to France last year. I have been updating daily the situation here in France and the moves that Macron has been taking on my FB page, Riki Embry Campbell, and have set those posts to public.


In answer to one of the questions above, France has specified, in great detail, about children playing. They cannot go out and have a game of football. There can only be 5 of them together at any one time.



We had a meeting here at the vineyard of 6 people today and we made one guy stand outside of the door and I yelled to him what was going on.



Check out my FB post from just an hour ago to see the photos of Bordeaux after 12:01 today when our strict lockdown went into effect.


Happy to answer questions about what is\is not allowed or is\is not open in France.
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:10
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we've been taking our kids out of the house still... they can't stay in doors completely, young boys go crazy as it is, and need to get the energy out.... but not mixing with other kids, keep distance if walking past someone, common sense stuff.
We need to pace ourselves for the long term assuming our kids don't see the inside of a classroom for the rest of the school year. Its only week one and already they are going stir crazy and driving parents mad as they only get about 2 hours of homework to do.

So perhaps things like swimming pools could be opened for limited numbers of people on a rota basis with appropriate distancing, same with playgrounds etc.. Soft play centres probably not.
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:17
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We need to pace ourselves for the long term assuming our kids don't see the inside of a classroom for the rest of the school year. Its only week one and already they are going stir crazy and driving parents mad as they only get about 2 hours of homework to do.

So perhaps things like swimming pools could be opened for limited numbers of people on a rota basis with appropriate distancing, same with playgrounds etc.. Soft play centres probably not.
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:18
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When I mentioned bubs failing it was meant to be a slightly humorous example. I do have plenty of spare bulbs but thinking about it I don't have spares for all the different lengths of neon tubes around my place
I order all my light bulbs online all the time. Why would I change that now? Meaning - so can you.

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uhmmm.... I hope you two aren't neighbors

Nope, we're not.

And it would be fine by me, if my neighbour had his trampoline in his own garden. Blocking a patio and letting the neighbours "enjoy" (read suffer) the acoustics which would make an orchestra feel in heaven is not.
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:23
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......We had a meeting here at the vineyard of 6 people today and we made one guy stand outside of the door and I yelled to him what was going on......
Did it have to be the only hard of hearing one in the group to stand outside?

Hope the meeting wasn't confidential.
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:26
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It's shocking how some people are behaving.

Someone's child's KITA was broken into and all the hand santizer etc stolen.

I know someone who forcibly had an article snatched from her hands when someone thought she was buying the last one.

That's here in Switzerland.

Meanwhile in the U.S., they're queuing to buy guns and ammunition.
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That's when the semi automatic rifle mentioned previously comes in handy

yes, to shoot the hoarders, for sure
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Old 17.03.2020, 17:37
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"The "extraordinary situation" caused by the coronavirus raises many questions. The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) answers questions about everyday life and daily work in a question-and-answer session.

Dinners with friends are not prohibited. Children are allowed to meet at a playground, but no more than five.

Hygiene rules must be observed at all gatherings. As well as social distance, says the FOPH on its site. In general, the office calls on citizens to keep social contacts to a minimum.

Butcher shops and tearoom

The situation was not clear to managers of stores selling products other than food. Smaller structures can keep open. And products should not be separated.

Large chains with different departments should close departments that do not deal with products that are needed on a daily basis.

Bakeries and butcher shops can also stay open. But with restrictions: bakeries that offer a coffee corner must close it. Products can only be sold at the counter.

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Massage parlours, tattoo parlours, etc. must close their doors. Commercial businesses are not affected by the ban. But if a landscaping company has a space that is accessible to the public, it will have to close it down.

Construction sites will remain operational.

The FOPH has also clarified the issue of hotels. Motels, youth hostels and huts run by the Swiss Alpine Club will be able to accommodate their guests. AirBnB offers are not subject to any restrictions.

Physio and osteo

Medical practices are allowed to continue to operate. Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, midwives and dieticians are among the health care staff.

According to cantonal law, acupuncturists, opticians, dental hygienists, psychotherapists, homeopaths, chiropodists, health practitioners and traditional Chinese medicine therapists are among the health-care personnel.

However, institutions are required to postpone non-urgent procedures."

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https://www.bluewin.ch/fr/infos/suis...ee-369728.html
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Re: Coronavirus

I went food shopping again this morning (I finally found the lactose-free milk my kids needed, they were starting to show withdrawal symptoms!), and Migros was full of old people.

Same thing this afternoon when we were starting to get cabin fever and we went for a walk by the lake. Elderly people everywhere, walking or sitting on benches.

Obviously they didn’t get the memo about risk groups and age... im starting to believe in natural selection!
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