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Old 08.11.2020, 12:13
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Re: What is the situation in your canton?

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It was clear this would happen.
I avoid Nyon, Chavannes & Signy like the plague (no pun intended) atm
Signy is our main shopping place.. coop is big and plenty space but really busy! Bizarrely they put a parkour and climbing wall for kids in last week so plenty of people hanging around that.

Yesterday i was at the aubonne outlet too, i went at 9am and even then it was busy. Pretty strict there with security at the main door checking masks and enforcing hand cleaning, most stores inside too.
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Old 08.11.2020, 12:15
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Re: What is the situation in your canton?

Life pretty much as normal in Luzern: shops, cafés and restaurants are all open, not sure about museums. The only shops that are closed are the ones catering specifically for the Asian tourist market, and they have been closed since the spring.

The most noticeable difference over the last couple of weeks has been the number of people wearing masks, even in places where it's not mandatory. Until about three weeks ago, you didn't see masks anywhere, not even in supermarkets.

The other thing that I have noticed is the amount of French that you hear in the old town (presumably tourists from Suisse romande rather than France at the moment)... maybe they were always there but just lost in the general mass of international visitors.
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Old 08.11.2020, 13:18
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The lockdown is a farce really .. The numbers in neighbouring France are huge, that potentially transfers straight into GE, those people are now all crossing into VD for 'non essential' services..

It was like black friday shopping here in VD this weekend.

It's that old analogy of having a pissing area in a swimming pool .
It was pretty obvious that was going to happen if Vaud kept their stores open, I’m surprised anyone would think otherwise.

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Signy is our main shopping place.. coop is big and plenty space but really busy! Bizarrely they put a parkour and climbing wall for kids in last week so plenty of people hanging around that.
I think they have their planned ‘attractions’ in each centre at any given time and they’re just sticking to the plans regardless.
We had the mini supermarket for kids a couple of weeks ago in ours and they were setting up the toboggen on the travelator when I was there a couple of days ago.
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It was pretty obvious that was going to happen if Vaud kept their stores open, I’m surprised anyone would think otherwise.
Apparently it was not to our dear cantonal politicians
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Old 08.11.2020, 14:19
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It was like black friday shopping here in VD this weekend.
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It was pretty obvious that was going to happen if Vaud kept their stores open,
Point of order - you're clearly talking about the parts of the canton close to Geneva, but it's not the whole canton - other areas are not so affected.

As in - shopping in Aigle/Villeneuve is no different now that it has been for the last few months. Everyone wears a mask indoors, as has been mandated since April or so, shops are fully stocked, normal numbers of people out.

Likewise in Valais (Monthey/Collombey) where the mask rule was brought in a lot later than VD, but there's no apparent change in the last few weeks from the previous month or three.

Restaurants in our village are still open, although closing at ten (not sure why, I thought the rule was 11).

The border to France is still open and nobody's stopping anyone from going there for shopping - although the lockdown there has closed most shops, supermarkets and other food shops are still open.
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Old 08.11.2020, 18:16
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Re: What is the situation in your canton?

Gata - I think it depends on what you want to do or usually do, and whether you're willing to accept something else as a "consolation prize", so to speak.

We normally like to go out for a fancy dinner for our anniversary, because we don't eat out often. Instead, we chose to make a day hike with a little picnic up in the Bernese Oberland. For dinner we cooked some nice steaks at home and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. Sure, we could have gone out to a restaurant in Bern because many are open.

We decided that it's not worth the risk to eat out, and we like getting fresh air anyway. The weather even cooperated! We had a nice time and it didn't even feel like a consolation prize.

Hope you find something that suits for your special day.
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Old 08.11.2020, 18:28
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Restaurants in our village are still open, although closing at ten (not sure why, I thought the rule was 11).
still?
since friday everything should be closed https://www.vs.ch/de/web/communicati..._p_mode%3Dview
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Old 08.11.2020, 18:38
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Point of order - you're clearly talking about the parts of the canton close to Geneva, but it's not the whole canton - other areas are not so affected.

As in - shopping in Aigle/Villeneuve is no different now that it has been for the last few months. Everyone wears a mask indoors, as has been mandated since April or so, shops are fully stocked, normal numbers of people out.

Likewise in Valais (Monthey/Collombey) where the mask rule was brought in a lot later than VD, but there's no apparent change in the last few weeks from the previous month or three.

Restaurants in our village are still open, although closing at ten (not sure why, I thought the rule was 11).

The border to France is still open and nobody's stopping anyone from going there for shopping - although the lockdown there has closed most shops, supermarkets and other food shops are still open.
It's not really the point about exactly where people are shopping or that it's happening, of course it happens.

Services and clients are finding ways to continue to do what they want, from my gym moving the equipment outside to GE people getting haircuts in VD to restaurants serving beer while you order and wait for a takeaway. Meanwhile schools are still on, kids activities are still on etc etc etc..
It negates much of the point of the restrictions. We'll go swings and roundabouts, peaks and troughs for who knows how long, people get tired of it, we await the next press conference for a new set of rules.

I'd rather we just drop the restrictions .. or failing that, go full China on it and lock down everything .. But this in-between stuff is crap.
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Old 08.11.2020, 18:55
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.. But this in-between stuff is crap.
A friend of mine was hospitalised on Thursday for a suspected stroke. Went to the Hospital in Nyon by ambulance. There were no beds available. They finally stuck him in a room normally used by the staff as an office.

The hospitals are full. Full, I’ll repeat it.

We must do something to stop the spread of this virus.

I suspect another full lockdown is coming and IMHO the sooner the better.
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A friend of mine was hospitalised on Thursday for a suspected stroke. Went to the Hospital in Nyon by ambulance. There were no beds available. They finally stuck him in a room normally used by the staff as an office.

The hospitals are full. Full, I’ll repeat it.

We must do something to stop the spread of this virus.

I suspect another full lockdown is coming and IMHO the sooner the better.
Oh no I hope your friend will be ok!

Something needs to change thats for sure.
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Old 08.11.2020, 19:51
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Oh no I hope your friend will be ok!

Something needs to change thats for sure.
Apparently it was ‘just’ a TIE, but they needed to do a PET scan and a MRI to determine there was no damage to the brain. He is home now.

They really did a ‘TipTop’ job, all things considered.
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