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Offline JasonC

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2020, 09:28:33 am »
The severity of the lockdown has been to protect the NHS from breaking under a wave of very sick people.  In the main, this has been successful, though I appreciate it must have been (and still is) hellish for a lot of health workers.
Quite soon (a week or two?) there will be more confidence that the curve has been flattened, the NHS will survive and has some spare capacity for doing non-Covid work.
At that point, there will be increasing pressure to start lifting the lockdown - gradually - presumably starting with low-risk activities.

To my mind, a small group of cavers, travelling separately, doing a familiar trip in good weather, foregoing a trip to the pub (alas!) and going home - this is about as low-risk as you can get, probably more so than cycling, as others have pointed out.

Caving - a responsible way to preserve physical and mental health!

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2020, 02:57:45 pm »
I would imagine that the BCA will put a statement out, combining advice from various sources including BCRC, effectively following suit of BMC, just like they did when lockdown came into effect.

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2020, 04:33:03 pm »
Fingers crossed that something favourable comes from this Sundays announcement.

Currently we have:

The government saying No
The BCA  (and CNCC) saying no
MRT’s and CRO saying No
A number of rural locals not wanting  “visitors” or “outsiders” to visit the areas.

We will need very clear guidance from first 3 to help with the forth.

Anyway in the big picture not caving is hardly a problem and from a “freedom” point of view we have had a relatively “relaxed” lockdown compared to some other countries.

No doubt we will have the wettest 6 months on record once we can go again  :o


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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2020, 05:45:57 pm »
I would imagine that the BCA will put a statement out, combining advice from various sources including BCRC, effectively following suit of BMC, just like they did when lockdown came into effect.

Actually the latest BMC Newsletter is extremely informative on the subject of the lockdown and also what it means for Club Huts.  They do have a professional staff to deal with all this sort of stuff and put out factual information which is very helpful.

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2020, 05:59:53 pm »
I would imagine that the BCA will put a statement out, combining advice from various sources including BCRC, effectively following suit of BMC, just like they did when lockdown came into effect.

Actually the latest BMC Newsletter is extremely informative on the subject of the lockdown and also what it means for Club Huts.  They do have a professional staff to deal with all this sort of stuff and put out factual information which is very helpful.

Don't get me wrong, I think the BMC have come out and handled it well.

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2020, 06:30:20 pm »

No doubt we will have the wettest 6 months on record once we can go again  :o

Yeah, I'm sure you're right. Of course rivers are right down now, whilst we can't make use of the opportunity! Here's Clapham Beck outside the CRO depot today.

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2020, 07:19:06 pm »
Still Superdry.

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2020, 07:27:02 pm »
Sob sob sob :'(

Stop torturing me!



No doubt we will have the wettest 6 months on record once we can go again  :o

Yeah, I'm sure you're right. Of course rivers are right down now, whilst we can't make use of the opportunity! Here's Clapham Beck outside the CRO depot today.

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2020, 08:22:15 pm »
Don't worry mate, I'm suffering just as much.   :(

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Re: Caving under the “new normal” how will we know when ?
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2020, 07:35:42 pm »
A very interesting document from the BMC regarding “their”  activities and proposals to reintroduce them.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Handlers/DownloadHandler.ashx?id=1901&_ga=2.99259294.1475690427.1588876062-1133326949.1588876062

 

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