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    • I don’t see all the posts on this thread, so don’t know if there is a context in which HB is posting / replying, but it is always a pleasure to respond to HB.   The issue the experts raise in that article is that passengers aren’t being offered the opportunity to “disembark and go into quarantine”. Preventing travellers disembarking and travelling without restriction has been permissible for a long time : the phrase ‘quarantine’ arises from the 40 days people were quarantined from vessels approaching Venice in the 14th Century. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/historyquarantine.html   What you would wish to avoid is “importing new susceptibles”.   Cruise lines have established policies for these situations : norovirus outbreaks are a problem for cruise, lines based on similar transmission dynamics (large droplet spread contaminating shared areas), with control measures including enhanced environmental cleaning and restricting passenger cases to their cabins.   Crew are a different story, as they live in much higher density cabins. My expectation is that affected crew will be ‘cohorted’ in an “infected crew cabin”. Air conditioning shouldn’t be an issue, as the virus isn’t spread by ‘aerosol’ (like flu), but by droplet. Plumbing would be more of a concern (as it was with SARS) https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2003/pr70/en/   until more is known of Covid-2019’s transmission and infect I ITU. Sampling for those meeting the case definition initially included urine and stools samples. This was never realistically going to happen for the majority of those meeting the case definition (as few will be admitted to hospital, and if seen in A&E and not needing admission they’ll be sent home ASAP) For those admitted, the stool and urine would have had to be collected & sent in the period before the initial test result came back : negative & there would be no need, positive (and needing to be in hospital)  and they’d be whisked off to one of the specialist units.....   Perhaps in recognition of this, the initial test set no longer includes stool and urine.   For the confirmed positives (9 so far....) the reference lab advises on ongoing sampling : they say “we’ll tell you what to send and when”, so it isn’t clear if they are asking for stool and / or urine, and if so, when.
    • they told her the documents  will be sent to her and far as know signed nothing, have just tried talking to her and tbh  think she may have been s c a m e d ? I can not find anything on this company , all the money she sent them was bank transfer, no idea how she did it tbh , I am only someone who knows her but  from what she said  she sent them money for insurance, first installment and couple of other payments, so basically     taking what money she had. She has checked her account and nothing as yet  paid in, the gave her a  transaction number
    • Yes, that should have said "some" gas boilers have a pilot flame on all of the time.   I do wonder about these smart meters.  I have refused to have one installed and won't until I am satisfied that some of the issues have been resolved.
    • It is that it? No email address or number?  the mobile number of the guy who sold me the car is appearing in search for car business. Looks like these guys move around a bit?   i still have that mobile number, I might send a txt or call tomorrow. I really need my service manual. The car is ejecting blue smoke out the back, it was on previous MOTs and clearly not fixed. I actually love the car, just need my documentation and an honest answer about its “full service” so I can pay a trusted garage to fix and repair. Hopefully!   thanks dexter
    • Hi - the previous post is part of the same house, that was in relation to a staircase and a very dodgy steel fabricator that has now gone into liquidation.   This post is regarding the main contractor.  It was partly down to the main contractor that the stairs were delayed.   Re this post - we are stuck regarding how to best to proceed.  Any thoughts greatly appreciated.   Kind regards,   Dean
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43 minutes ago, cjcregg said:


I'm not describing the forum itself as a business but the underlying structure and activity that supports it financially. Unless you treat it as such and look at reducing optional costs such as accountancy you will continue to have to ''put out the begging bowl '' as you put it. It's simply an unescapable commercial reality. Of course it's your choice but not how I'd go about it, that's all.


If the ethos of this community is to offer advice freely and unconditionally (which I have genuinely attempted to do in this case) then I do not believe I have misjudged it.



Thank you for this input

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Great Site this is, I have received lots of help since joining this forum and I believe many others must have benefited in one way or the other. I shall make contribution by end of this month when I get my salary. Keep up the good work guys. High Regards, from Rennai

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