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Old 23.01.2021, 19:03
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Ski instructing is not protected in CH, people with a very level Ski instructor qualification can & do teach in Switzerland, I don't believe there is even a legal; requirement to be qualified at all.
Trainee instructors in France can also have low level qualifications. Any top level instructor can work for themselves in France, plenty of Brits fall into this category, since they generally have not paid French tax or social contributions to date one wonders who was actually taking the piss!

You are forgetting that Brits invented downhill skiing, the Swiss even have a statue
To some extent it’s protected here. For example in Valais, a ski school must have 20% patent instructors on the hill at any one time & you can only work as independent with a Swiss patent. But it doesn’t have the same problem as France & Italy. Brits are unlikely to get work permits in future if not already resident here though, despite qualifications.

However you dress it up, the ESF in France are well know for wanting rid of British instructors, Brexit (combined with Covid) has made this easier (lucky for them after last years court rulings). Don’t need to add to the reasons.
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You are forgetting that Brits invented downhill skiing, the Swiss even have a statue
Are you certain they weren’t just running away?
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Ah the Wengen Downhill Only Club - but yes, Leave UK campaingner, Wiggy von Trapp Wigmore did run away at Christmas.

The Brits copied the peasants who used skiing as a mode of transport- and turned it into a sport instead.
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Old 23.01.2021, 19:24
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Do you think we could take the ski discussion elsewhere and keep this thread for COVID?
Please.
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Agreed- but the original post about skiing was definitely related to Covid and stupid skiers.
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Old 23.01.2021, 19:37
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Eastern European Front News: CZ Salvation Army is worried about homeless population, 1/5 could freeze to death, SA fears subzero temps more than Covid.

Actors are interviewed for media, a lot of them retrained - I read an interview with an actor turned public bus driver, he said he's fullfilling his childhood dream, he was very positive. Gov wants to reopen theaters at some point but starting at 20% capacity, the theaters want at least 50% audience allowed. I know it is a big struggle now here for actors, musicians, artists and other independent performers. We haven't sung nor played for eons.
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Old 23.01.2021, 19:55
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Re: Coronavirus

The Swedish prime minister said Thursday COVID infections continue at a serious level.
"The recommendation for the use of protective masks in public transport will be in force until spring,"
Restaurants and bars will not be allowed to serve alcohol after 8.00 p.m. up until February 7.
Lofven also directed that the government agencies must take further measures to increase the proportion of employees working from home.
The current recommendation for upper secondary schools (usually for 16-18-year olds) to switch to remote learning was extended until April 1st.
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Old 23.01.2021, 19:58
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The Brits copied the peasants who used skiing as a mode of transport- and turned it into a sport instead.
Thats incorrect, the peasants did not ask for the mountain railway to run up the mountain so they could just ski down as a sport & NOT a mode of transport.
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Old 23.01.2021, 20:46
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Not tourists, trainee ski instructors. Their training destination was Switzerland (Verbier), as they couldn't get directly into Switzerland from UK, they went to France first (for 10 days before then being allowed to enter Switzerland) as France allows you to enter for professional training. They had negative tests to enter France. Not broken any laws technically (as you said "loopholes") .... but it does not look good.
I remain skeptical that having a negative test prior to travel actually means anything or truly offers any level of "protection". But it's becoming the norm all over the planet.

All of the people who flew on chartered jets to the Australian Open had to have a negative test prior to boarding the plane. Yet now dozens are in quarantine after people from those flights have subsequently tested positive.

I'm also struggling with why tests are so bloody expensive here. Tourist destinations such as Sri Lanka are testing people for roughly 40 USD per test. The Swiss are charging 180 Francs for the same thing. You can do the home test for 162 I think, but you also have to give away a truckton of personal information.
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Old 23.01.2021, 21:22
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Agreed- but the original post about skiing was definitely related to Covid and stupid skiers.
I still don’t think it really belonged in this thread.

Since it related to stupid Brit skiers I think the Brits in Verbier thread would have been the best place for it.
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Old 23.01.2021, 21:52
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Yes, coz nothing messes with your immune system like catching something that could kill you, or maybe pass it off to someone more vulnerable.
and cont`d
Maybe we are weak and spoiled because because we can’t live naked in the winter feasting on nuts and berries, maybe that’s your idea of a perfect being, i think, mostly, we’re smarter than that and to say things like “playing with your immune system is playing with fire” is naive at best, we play with it all the damn time
700% of deaths among elders due to Covid-19 can be overcome with Vitamin
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Old 23.01.2021, 21:58
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700% of deaths among elders due to Covid-19 can be overcome with Vitamin
D3. Read:
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1061620018
That's not what the article says. Emphasis mine. Lowering risk doesn't mean you overcome death.

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Old 23.01.2021, 22:09
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700% of deaths among elders due to Covid-19 can be overcome with Vitamin
D3. Read:
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1061620018
Mercola?? You cite ****ing mercola as evidence, i’m all for cancel culture in this case, big pharma might be bad, but mercola is worse, we have to force companies to be responsible and get called communists, but if that pile of con artists is the alternative, call me komrade
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Old 23.01.2021, 22:15
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Tthis is how we got to a bunch of yahoos trying to destroy democracy, we all think, ah ha, yeah, we can reason with them, but they stepped of planet rational decades ago and now sites just share their links like it’s equivalent to reality
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Old 23.01.2021, 22:18
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700% of deaths among elders due to Covid-19 can be overcome with Vitamin
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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1061620018
If 100% of deaths were overcome with Vitamin D3 then no elders would have died, so what on earth does 700% mean?
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If 100% of deaths were overcome with Vitamin D3 then no elders would have died, so what on earth does 700% mean?
Resurrection, obviously.
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Not clicking only due to 7 fold increase in elders overcoming death. Shoddy
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Scepticism about vaccinated people still being potential carriers of the virus.

BBC News - Vaccinated people may still spread the virus, says Van-Tam

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Old 24.01.2021, 10:47
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I'm also struggling with why tests are so bloody expensive here. Tourist destinations such as Sri Lanka are testing people for roughly 40 USD per test. The Swiss are charging 180 Francs for the same thing. You can do the home test for 162 I think, but you also have to give away a truckton of personal information.
CHF 25 around here.

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Re: Coronavirus

Sky says lets make a TV drama out of the first wave of the Pandemic to hit the UK, starring Kenneth
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New Sky TV drama, This Sceptered Isle
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