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  1. Tulip1

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I don’t think it’s as black and white as why wouldn’t you get the jab to save others. Almost everyone says the right thing and that they would take a risk to save another yet is that what everyone really thinks. The first thing that came to my mind was organ donation. So many people die waiting for a donation because a high percentage of families won’t help them by agreeing to give away something from their dying/dead loved one (or indeed the healthy living person has never done a thing about letting people know their wishes to be a good person and help others) the risk to a dead person giving someone the chance to live is zero yet still it often doesn’t happen. That makes it very hard to criticise someone who says they are reluctant to risk their own health/life for strangers when some of those saying it wouldn’t help someone in desperate need when there is zero risk. It is clear from many things that people don’t always do the good thing and think of others.
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    Returning to UK with grade 8 student

    Really? That’s not good. It says online it’s about every four years. Either way, the school website will tell you the date of the last inspection which is helpful. You’re right that a lot can happen in even a short space of time. That’s why it’s good to look at results (SATS/GCSE’s) as you’ll see the last years figures and word of mouth like local parents (Facebook page idea) can be helpful. Gut feeling on your visit is good too.
  3. The only thing I can suggest is have a consultation with a migrant agent (there are several excellent ones who regularly post on here) They will know what if anything can be done about your situation. The bottom line is your parents are going to have to prove certain things like their birth/marriage. I’d think only an agent would know if there’s a way around it.
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    Returning to UK with grade 8 student

    Check the Ofsted reports and ratings of the school. Whilst it’s not everything, it’s a good indication whether the school is descent or not. Maybe become a member of the local town/village Facebook page and ask people what their thoughts are on the school. Your daughter may want to be with her mate but it would be a shame to have put her through private school for her to end up in a dump. In general you won’t have a problem with the British education system, we turn out plenty of intelligent and capable young adults. I doubt Covid will have effected the quality of teaching. Kids are all back at school now and had structured online lessons during lockdown. I doubt the accent will be a problem. If anything it will be a novelty that will be history within weeks.
  5. It’s easy for them to obtain copies (subject to whatever country they are in I suppose) have they/you searched online as to how to do so?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I wouldn’t be contributing that’s for sure. Sad as it is for them, you reap what you sow.
  7. I very much doubt it. Understandably, they don’t want a load of aged people going there to live,. They don’t have to offer such visas so we must be grateful they do albeit in smaller numbers these days.
  8. It’s great news. We just need other states to follow too
  9. Did you have the CT scan with contrast (dye) were you ok afterwards (any side effects?)
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    Returning to the UK

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about. I have known a huge amount of kids and they’ve all turned into lovely adults. My youngest is almost 21 and he and all his friends are happy and descent. He loves going to the pub with his mates and there’s nothing wrong with a pub culture. Like everything, when used correctly it brings much happiness. I have older kids that live in Australia now and I doubt there’s any difference between them and their fellow Australian grown friends.
  11. Not at the moment. Only citizens/PR holders are allowed to enter Australia. I expect at some point next year your parents can visit but my guess would be it will be later in the year.
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    Aged Parent Visa 804 (Onshore)

    The reason they have no documents to show UK residency is because they aren’t residents. They will not qualify for Medicare.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Agree, completely false. I see the daily figures everyday on my sky news app and also on the bbc app. Must be on lots of different news apps/tv news too I’m sure.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Surely it’s never too late to act. Europe may have been riddled with it but we allowed free movement for far too long and the world kept on coming in. You’re right, it cannot be compared to Australia as it wasn’t as easy to shut borders as it was for them. I’m as patriotic as it gets but I can’t pretend the UK didn’t stuff it up were open borders are concerned, they did.