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What country do you all live in where you can go shopping after 19:00?? (Apart from shops in the train station)

Every Coop I have ever lived by closes at 19:00, every Migros 19:00, every department store 19:00, every small store between 18:30 and 19:00 ... you're left with gas stations and 1 in every 1000 kiosks that are open past 19:00.

If you're lucky, you get extra hours on Thursdays in Bern, but only if you're lucky.
Where I live in Switzerland Coop is open 0800-2000 every day of the year.

However when I was in the UK, then major supermarkets were open 24/7, I miss that (not that I often went shopping in the middle of the night, but it could be very useful occasionally).
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Where I live in Switzerland Coop is open 0800-2000 every day of the year.

However when I was in the UK, then major supermarkets were open 24/7, I miss that (not that I often went shopping in the middle of the night, but it could be very useful occasionally).
Same here in Basel area that some Coop and Migros are open until 20.00 M-F and some on Sat too. I, too, miss longer opening hours (and Sundays) but don’t want to open that discussion!
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Old 14.12.2020, 23:22
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What country do you all live in where you can go shopping after 19:00?? (Apart from shops in the train station)
In Switzerland, in every decent-sized city except the national capital. Bern has some of the most restrictive retail hours in the country. Do the supermarkets there still close (in normal times) at 16:00 on Saturdays?
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Old 14.12.2020, 23:23
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'New variant' of coronavirus identified - Hancock

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55308211
Hancock is the new variant?! Easy solution -- ship him off to Antarctica!
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In Switzerland, in every decent-sized city except the national capital. Bern has some of the most restrictive retail hours in the country. Do the supermarkets there still close (in normal times) at 16:00 on Saturdays?
I remember when we first moved to Switzerland - Belp - in 2007. The hardest part was not the lack of Sunday shopping, it was that the freaking Coop closed at 16:00 on Saturday.

In Winterthur, stuff closes mostly at 8, but some close at 6.
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The vaccines arrival in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon announces the arrival of the first batch of vaccines in Scotland. Of course Nicola's
already asked Boris whether he can spare her some more big fridges for the vaccine.

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In Switzerland, in every decent-sized city except the national capital. Bern has some of the most restrictive retail hours in the country. Do the supermarkets there still close (in normal times) at 16:00 on Saturdays?
Everything closes at 17:00 on Saturdays.
Thankfully, I never had to experience the days when things closed at 16:00.
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Old 15.12.2020, 00:36
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Everything closes at 17:00 on Saturdays.
Thankfully, I never had to experience the days when things closed at 16:00.
Oh, you youngsters. When I moved here, stores closed at 12 on Saturdays and reopened Tuesday mornings. UHT milk was a staple in my cupboard.
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I don’t think going to Basel-land will do her much good.
It’s the new federal rules which came into force on Saturday and shops have to close at 7pm unless they are in one of the exempt cantons. I’m pretty sure Basel-land isn’t one of them.
Lol it was news to us.

I'll re-award the prize to the federal government then. Restricting grocery shopping is just a laughably terrible idea. I can go at lunch to maintain some vestige of safety as things are beginning to wind down for Christmas at work, but really this is just forcing everyone who works into the same enclosed space on a Saturday.

Genuinely I had it really worked out with shopping at 7-8 when it's quiet. Which dullard had this idea. It's incomprehensible. I don't often get angry but this has really got my hackles up. It's literally undermining by plan to stay safe with ZERO rationale.

I thought doing nothing to combat the 3rd wave was bad but this is worse than nothing.

Do I need any paperwork to shop at Carrefour in France? (I work right next to the border)

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Everything closes at 17:00 on Saturdays.
Thankfully, I never had to experience the days when things closed at 16:00.
I feel privileged now. Lidl and Aldi in Frick both close at 8 on a Saturday (or did before this ridiculous new rule).
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Old 15.12.2020, 01:45
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Oh, you youngsters. When I moved here, stores closed at 12 on Saturdays and reopened Tuesday mornings. UHT milk was a staple in my cupboard.
And they closed at lunchtime.
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Old 15.12.2020, 08:33
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Lol it was news to us.

I'll re-award the prize to the federal government then. Restricting grocery shopping is just a laughably terrible idea. I can go at lunch to maintain some vestige of safety as things are beginning to wind down for Christmas at work, but really this is just forcing everyone who works into the same enclosed space on a Saturday.

Genuinely I had it really worked out with shopping at 7-8 when it's quiet. Which dullard had this idea. It's incomprehensible. I don't often get angry but this has really got my hackles up. It's literally undermining by plan to stay safe with ZERO rationale.

I thought doing nothing to combat the 3rd wave was bad but this is worse than nothing.

Do I need any paperwork to shop at Carrefour in France? (I work right next to the border)
Yep, closing all shops at 7pm and on Sundays has got to be one of their most stupid decisions. It makes no sense at all really.

As of today the attestation is no longer needed in France but the have a night time curfew so make sure to get your shopping done before that starts.
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Le Matin: Three scenarios to toughen measures for Christmas in Switzerland

A first announcement will be made Friday, based on the data that come out Tuesday to Thursday.

Further measures will be announced 28 December and 5 January, after Federal Council meetings.

Tier 1: no leisure
Applies if the reproduction number (R) of the virus is higher than 1, and intensive care beds are 80% occupied.
-Closure of restaurant and bar service (only takeout possible)
-Closure of leisure and sports facilities, museums, galleries, libraries, botanical gardens, zoos and casinos

Tier 2: stay at home
Applies if R is higher than 1.1 and ICU occupancy is over 85%.
-Reduced number of customers in shops
-Shops to close on weekends
-Work from home requirement for persons at risk

Tier 3: near-total lockdown
Applies if R is higher than 1.2 and ICU occupancy is over 90%.
-All non-essential shops to close
-Private and public events limited to 10 people maximum
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Old 15.12.2020, 10:24
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In Switzerland, in every decent-sized city except the national capital. Bern has some of the most restrictive retail hours in the country. Do the supermarkets there still close (in normal times) at 16:00 on Saturdays?
Really? On Thursdays the shops are ALL open till 9:00 PM and all the major supermarkets are open till 8 PM Monday-Friday. 5 PM on the weekends...but the Migros supermarkets at the train station are quite nice so never bothered me much.
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Old 15.12.2020, 10:28
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Patiently waiting for today's numbers. Please Berset, tighter lockdown as I need extended holiday
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The good news in all of this is that schools will not be closed. Thank goodness.
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The good news in all of this is that schools will not be closed. Thank goodness.

Why is that good news? Kids spread it too?
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Why is that good news? Kids spread it too?
Man, you can be oblivious at times.
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Man, you can be oblivious at times.
Um - well I guess the same could go for you. I wish they would close the schools as I am at risk.

I know it is an inconvenience for parents and students to close them, but I guess it is better than needless deaths? Isn't the school semester about to finish anyway?
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Le Matin: Three scenarios to toughen measures for Christmas in Switzerland

A first announcement will be made Friday, based on the data that come out Tuesday to Thursday.

Further measures will be announced 28 December and 5 January, after Federal Council meetings.

Tier 1: no leisure
Applies if the reproduction number (R) of the virus is higher than 1, and intensive care beds are 80% occupied.
-Closure of restaurant and bar service (only takeout possible)
-Closure of leisure and sports facilities, museums, galleries, libraries, botanical gardens, zoos and casinos

Tier 2: stay at home
Applies if R is higher than 1.1 and ICU occupancy is over 85%.
-Reduced number of customers in shops
-Shops to close on weekends
-Work from home requirement for persons at risk

Tier 3: near-total lockdown
Applies if R is higher than 1.2 and ICU occupancy is over 90%.
-All non-essential shops to close
-Private and public events limited to 10 people maximum
I can't find if the R number is on a canton by canton basis or a blanket federal level. Anyone know?
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