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Looks different to when I was there before the International Rally
Situation in Australia
I think people do not understand what makes no sense. I don't know the rules in the UK, but In Belgium, cycling and jogging is allowed, even if those people are surrounded by a cloud of drops of sweat and spit in their slipstream which is a real danger for other people if they are contaminated. I don't see where the danger for contamination is if a biker is passing you.In the UK like most places we have been told to STAY AT HOME. Last weekend in mid wales the police issued over one thousand fines to bikers from the midlands coming for a ride out to mid wales. What part of Stay at home do people not understand?
Social distancing is only one single measure in the fight against Covid-19, the countries that have had most success in knocking back this virus have put in far greater measures than simply just standing 2 metres apart, and though it is true that most economies in the world are being trashed, I think that would pall into insignificance if this virus was simply allowed to spread unchecked, Christ, isn't it killing enough people already as it is. Just the very fact that in choosing to go out on your motorcycle for a pleasure trip, you will at some point need to call into a filling station and commit to a transaction that you needn't have made, for me that puts it into the bracket of an unnecessary journey.Thanks for your reply Peter, and I see that the procedures in the UK are very similar to those over here (now at least).
But I still think many of those measures go against all logic. People who live in little flats should be advised to avoid the elevators where people stand much to close to each other, take their car or motorcycle and go as far as necessary to find a place where you hardly meet somebody else. And what's a bigger danger: shopping for food in a crowdy foodstore or shopping for nuts and bolts in a quiet hardware store ? In my opinion, there should be only one rule: respect the so called "social distancing". It would cover anything, would be much easier to understand and to accept and it wouldn't ruin the economy.