That’s where the app would come in. But it seems that’s been delayed, so the UK Government are having to launch track and trace without it. Whether a better option would have been to continue the lockdown until everything was ready remains to be seen.Being a bit old, I don't really understand this Track and Trace system.
It's fine if you know who you are with, but surely being within 2 metres of someone for 15 minutes is something which mainly happens at shops or on public transport. 15 minutes is a pretty long time to be next to a person, especially if you don't know them. If the tracker asks " and who were you standing next to on the train?" an answer of " a tall woman with brown hair and green trousers" is surely not of much use.
Have I got it wrong?
Maybe I'm another ancient person with little appreciation of modern technology but, though cctv might confirm that you were indeed standing next to a tall lady with dark hair who was wearing green trousers the day before yesterday, how does it help identify who they actually are? This won't be a murder inquiry with half a police force on the case.Easy, they have cctv on trains and at train stations and with face recognition, no probs.
But if we're all wearing masks?Easy, they have cctv on trains and at train stations and with face recognition, no probs.
No one will know, which is why it depends on people who have smartphones downloading the app. But it won’t be compulsory of course.Not sure I understand the app thing either. If you don't have a smartphone or, if you do, you don't download the app how will anyone know you were close to someone who tests positive, or be able to contact you if you are identified in some other way?
As for facial recognition - is that even legal as a matter of course ? I seem to remember some sort of rumpus a few months back where somewhere wanted to use it but it was deemed illegal.
My eldest grand daughter ( she's 17) also works at B&Q and also says it's not particularly well organised and people seem to forget social distancing once in store.We met up today, for the first time since lockdown started, with the niece who works at B&Q and who had told us back in January of ethnic Chinese in Sheffield stockpiling face masks.
This time she told us that are plenty of customers at B&Q who aren't social distancing when speaking with staff. They ignore the two metre rule.
She looked pretty haggard and says she thinks it's inevitable that sooner or later she'll be infected.
Not a good sign for the effects on infection rates of lockdown easing.
Would you have stopped shopping there if that Senior Supervisor had said about 180 and 27 had had the disease ?There is a Sainsbury's just 10 minutes walk from me. I use it almost every day. Last weekend I asked one of the senior supervisors how many people worked there and had anyone had the disease. About 180 and none were the answers.
Who mentioned died ?If 27 had died the store would probably have been closed for an investigation. Such a total would be unprecedented given what we know about the chances of anyone catching the disease.
Perhaps some of the members of this forum could conduct their own surveys when they next go out to shop.
Are you aware people can carry the virus without showing any symptoms?There is a Sainsbury's just 10 minutes walk from me. I use it almost every day. Last weekend I asked one of the senior supervisors how many people worked there and had anyone had the disease. About 180 and none were the answers.
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