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Tulip1 last won the day on November 5 2021

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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Definitely, without doubt.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    True although Scotland have announced they are lifting many restrictions albeit not as much as England. I expect they will all follow before long as will many places around the world.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    The UK seems to have finally reached the stage of live with it. Announced today - The prime minister said people will no longer be told to work from home "from now on", and from Thursday next week mandatory mask-wearing and COVID certification will end. He confirmed the intention to end self-isolation rules for people with coronavirus in the coming weeks. The legal requirement would lapse when the regulations expire on 24 March, he said, and that date could be brought forward.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Agree. It would only to a true comparison if the same percentage of people were jabbed/not jabbed. I can’t think how to explain it but it’s reasonable a similar amount of jabbed to not jabbed people in hospital may be very ill because almost all the population is jabbed. Not sure I’m making much sense but I know what I mean.
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    Applying for two visas at the same time

    I’d take professional advice before doing this. It may cause problems with your RRV. I’m not sure how long the RRV takes if you don’t meet automatic requirements (assume you’re confident you will get one) but my son got a five year one towards the end of last year and his was granted within a week. He did meet the requirements but it shows there isn’t a backlog. It may be worth just hanging on a bit longer but certainly don’t just apply for another visa before being sure.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    No offence intended.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Not all countries have restrictions on unvaccinated people. Taking away flights in and out, people here are treated the same. No one is or ever has been excluded from places because of their vaccination status. I think early on that wouldn’t have been a bad idea. Now it makes no difference in so far as transmitting the disease. A look at the impressive high vaccine rollout there tells us that, it spread to many thousands in days. We have to move away from thinking vaccines stop the spread and put their importance on milder disease. They do a fantastic job at keeping many safe and well, that’s their very important job now.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    From the many people I’ve spoken to over for last month or so that have had it, they all say it was no more than just like a cold. A few didn’t even know they had it. I’d have been one of them if it wasn’t for the fact I was looking out for symptoms as my son had tested positive. I had a slight sore throat (hardly noticeable) for a day and a bit of a headache for a few hours on Boxing Day. Any other time I’d have put that down to the several glasses of fizz I had on Christmas Day. It may well have been that but possibly Covid. By the following day I was completely normal. The only person I know about that has suffered to the point of being in bed with it for several days is my friends son in law. He’s in his early 30’s and is anti vaccines so never had any. Probably why he’s suffering more than others. I had the same attitude as you have and I think many are coming round to just that. I’d had all my jabs and I was fed up worrying about it. I just wanted to live not exist and that’s what I did. It actually feels good that I’ve had it and I’m glad it happened the month after I had my booster as I was at my best protected time I think. Certainly it was a breeze to say the least.
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    Partner visa advice

    Would her children not be Australian if she is?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    What I'm very clear about is that neither he, nor other unvaxxed players were denied entry into the country at the border You may think you are very clear about it but you are not at all clear about it. He was denied entry at the border. You’d do well to revisit what happened or let it go.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    His was refused entry at the border. As he then was no longer a holder of a valid visa he could not enter and would need to leave the country. He would need to remain in detention until he left. His leaving was delayed because he tried to challenge the decision but at no time was he free or entitled to be there.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I think many have found the handling of it poor, me included and I’ve said as such. It’s not about what threat he posed. I agree, it would have been incredibly small but so would me arriving there or anyone else for that matter. The fact is though you either let everyone in unvaccinated or you don’t. An odd person unvaccinated is a tiny risk, thousands more so. You can’t pick and chose who you think will pose a small risk or not. Australia have decided not to let people in unvaccinated and that’s up to them. His own government is very supportive of him to the point of today saying they will welcome him back with open arms. No mention of the fact he broke the law there and they want to question him about it. Breaking isolation rules in Serbia can even carry a prison term I believe although I doubt that happens. Even so, it would surely be serious enough that they’d be making it clear they need to address it. Strangely it seems so unimportant to them, you have to wonder why don’t you
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    It’s not relevant what percentage of Serbians have or haven’t been vaccinated. It’s their choice, people have a choice. If they wanted to go to Australia they’d have had to get vaccinated first though.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I disagree. No matter what has happened he is a tennis star and one of the finest ever. I’ve said I think the decision to deport him was the right one but I don’t see the point in kicking a man when he’s down. He’s done wrong and he’s paying the price for it. That aside, he is an incredible tennis player.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    If it’s the wine talking then there must be a lot of wine drinkers everywhere. You’re not the only one that thinks like that.