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  1. Loopylu

    Thinking of moving back to Uk

    No they didn't but I was in rural Wales and also coming from Australia so less likely to be risk to others....
  2. Loopylu

    Thinking of moving back to Uk

    A friend of mine in Worcester has Romanian lodgers and when, they returned from Romania, the police did visit to check that they were self-isolating correctly. I imagine they audit a certain number of arrivals. When I arrived in March, you could not get into the UK without providing on line and printed out details of where you are going to be staying for the 10 days and printed out evidence that you had purchased the two mandatory Covid tests.
  3. Loopylu

    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    Sure - it is flights.assist@dfat.gov.au.
  4. Loopylu

    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    I just received another DFAT email today advising as follows: You are receiving this email as you have registered with DFAT as currently located in the United Kingdom or Ireland and may wish to access the below flights. A number of seats remain available on the facilitated commercial flights departing London to Darwin on: 2 May 3 May 12 May 15 May 16 May 24 May There should be no expectation of frequently run facilitated flights from the UK in the coming months. The location and schedule of future facilitated commercial flights is yet to be announced, and will target those locations with the largest cohorts of vulnerable Australians trying to return home, especially where there is a lack of commercial alternatives. Please carefully consider whether these flights would meet your requirements if you wish to return to Australia, as we cannot guarantee extended notice or ongoing high frequency of flights from the United Kingdom. Please note we also cannot guarantee extended notice periods on facilitated flights, which are subject to operational approvals. If you wish to return to Australia and do not wish to take this flight, or require an extended notice period before a flight, you will need to seek commercial options via scheduled flights with other airlines. If you have already made alternative arrangements with another airline in the coming weeks, you may wish to seek to confirm your booking is secured and if your flight has been delayed or cancelled, consider taking this flight as a guaranteed opportunity to return to Australia.
  5. Loopylu

    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    As per my previous posts I think these are genuine. The offering of these flights has coincided with the UN requesting that Australia pull its finger out in repatriating citizens....
  6. Loopylu

    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    The one the original poster cited had dfat.gov.au at the end.....
  7. Loopylu

    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    I have received details of 6 flights in May since registering recently with DFAT as a fallback return option. I cited my need to return to Australia sooner rather than later as my husband is about to start dialysis. I had to travel to the UK in March on compassionate grounds. I already have a return flight booked with Singapore Airlines on 16 May but apparently the airlines liaise with DFAT to see who to bump off already purchased flights.... Anyway, the emails I have received look official and have come from this email address: Consular.LhLh@dfat.gov.au. Suggest you check whether the ones you have received come from the same email address. Hope this helps.
  8. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    Thanks Toots. I’ll stop posting on here as obviously a lot of people don’t want to hear uncomfortable truths or have their worldview challenged.
  9. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    It’s that sort of defeatist attitude that allows governments to ride roughshod over people. You probably wouldn’t know or care, but people with stage 4 pancreatic cancer sleep a lot.I can hardly spend every waking hour with my Dad but when I can spend quality time with him I am. I spend approximately 15 minutes a day on PIO. Telling me to lighten up when my Dad is fading before my eyes is very hurtful. It’s telling me that you are not interested in the suffering of others. Have a lovely life....
  10. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    My original post is about the UN case which relates specifically to the right of Australians to return to their country of citizenship, so why would I muddy the waters so yo speak with the issues you have raised? However, I agree it is very sad that families have been prevented from reuniting indefinitely as there is no roadmap. We were personally affected by this. My parents were due to come and stay with us for a month in 2020 as they try to do every year but were prevented by border closures. Now my Dad is terminally ill and so he will most likely not see my children (2x20 and 16) again. They could not travel with me to the UK due to work and education commitments and not knowing if they would be able to get back due to caps. Of course, the government is also in breach of IHR law by not letting people leave Australia, but as I said that is a separate issue. if there were more extensive quarantine facilities. then people with family overseas could travel to see family on the proviso they quarantined on return. I read SBS regularly and there are some heartbreaking stories relating to the separation of families due to border closures.
  11. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    That is very kind of you. At the moment I feel fairly ambivalent about being bumped off my flight as, deep down, I would like to stay longer and enjoy a British summer. However, I know I should try to get back sooner rather than later with my husband starting dialysis soon. My parents are quite insistent that I should be there to support him and don't want to be the reason why I am not there. With modern technology I probably talk more now to my 20 year old lads than when I lived in the same house. There, I always got the feeling that I was interrupting their gaming/sleeping whenever I ventured into their rooms! As they are quasi-nocturnal uni students I am now in the right time zone to interact with them when they are at their best... My 16 year old daughter also lives on her Iphone so we talk daily and she is now probably sharing stuff with me that I probably would prefer not to know when I can do nothing about it (like her friends introducing her to a potential boyfriend, what she is planning to get done at the hairdressers with her KFC pay).
  12. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    I will take your advice on board. Unfortunately I very much doubt that a change in tone would make one iota of difference when it comes to the attitudes and views of some posters on here. Unless you sing from the same hymn sheet you are persona non gratis.
  13. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    So, there is now a new rule on PIO - you are not allowed to criticise the Australian Government, at all. Yes, it was my choice but, just because I made it, it does not mean I forfeit my right to an opinion on the whole Australian quarantine and caps debacle. Yes, I have heard that I am likely to be prioritised having a return half and I have also heard that SIngapore (unlike Qatar) try not to overbook so that they can meet the caps. I am prepared to undertake the quarantine and I don't believe I have complained about doing that, anywhere. However, the fact that the government has failed to provide sufficient quarantine spaces for all Australian citizens who want to return is something that is wrong in my opinion (which according to you, I have forfeited the right to have!). Yet again, you and others are ganging up to make spiteful comments. I recall there was a warning recently about this sort of behaviour but it obviously fell on deaf ears because, like typical Aussie bullies, you can't help yourselves.
  14. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    People cannot just walk out of jobs and jump on a plane, travel with a newborn that does not have an Australian passport, travel in the last weeks' of pregnancy. People had leases, owned homes and it takes time (as everyone on here who has relocated to Australia should know) to tidy up affairs before leaving. There are numerous reasons why people why people could not return at that early stage. This again is another example of a snap judgment based on the Government's simplistic view of the lives of ordinary people. For example, you walk out of your job without giving notice and with nothing to go to in Australia. You run the risk of being sued by the employer for breach of notice conditions, they give you a rubbish or no reference, you can't find a job in Australia. You have no home to go to and no one will lease you a home because you have no job. You are then expected to survive on the pittance that the Government gives so-called "dole bludgers" and be looked down on by the rest of Australian society that ranks people by material success rather than individual worth.
  15. Loopylu

    Travel caps and Human Rights

    Yawn. As you should know if you read international (not Aussie propaganda news) these are potentially inaccurate figures as the UK figures count people who died within 28 days of having been diagnosed with Covid. It is not necessarily the cause of death. However, keep drinking the Murdoch Koolaid and I hope you look forward to not being able to leave Australia until 2024 (unless of course you are rich and famous).
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