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    I regret being thick, but can someone explain how 22 players are going to run around for 90 mins, keeping 2 metres apart, whilst on the subs bench, face masks will be worn ??

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    Here's the government advice for people working outside:

    "You must maintain social distancing in the workplace wherever possible.

    Where the social distancing guidelines cannot be followed in full in relation to a particular activity, businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission between their staff."


    Footballers on the pitch cannot follow the guidance in "full relation" however subs, and staff on the side of the pitch can.

    Whether anyone agrees or disagrees that football should be played is irrelevant, because as long as the "activity needs to continue for the business to operate" then it can.

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    What is the point of social distancing if everyone has been tested negative? Make people feel better with a bit of lip service.
    Everyone has lost their minds

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    What is the point of social distancing if everyone has been tested negative? Make people feel better with a bit of lip service.
    Everyone has lost their minds
    I agree.

    You can either believe that testing will ensure nobody in the stadium had the virus, in which case there’s no need for any of the masks, social distancing etc. Or you’ve accepted that some people will get into the stadium with the virus, in which case it’s likely to be spread significantly by breath and close contact.

    It’s a meaningless compromise, which as you say is just paying lip service. They should have some conviction, one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRichmond View Post
    I regret being thick, but can someone explain how 22 players are going to run around for 90 mins, keeping 2 metres apart, whilst on the subs bench, face masks will be worn ??
    It is called limiting risks Around without compromising the rules of a standard football game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    What is the point of social distancing if everyone has been tested negative? Make people feel better with a bit of lip service.
    Everyone has lost their minds
    Surely it makes sense to social distance and wear PPE when you can? It’s not rocket science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintforever View Post
    Surely it makes sense to social distance and wear PPE when you can? Itís not rocket science.
    Sounds like you donít understand science

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    What is the point of social distancing if everyone has been tested negative? Make people feel better with a bit of lip service.
    Everyone has lost their minds
    Swab tests are not 100% accurate, some studies suggest up to 30% of results are wrong, but probably much lower. Also tests only give a result at an instant in time, and also take time to process, people can become infected after the test. Chance is low, but finite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Sounds like you don’t understand science
    Looks like you don’t, see above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    What is the point of social distancing if everyone has been tested negative? Make people feel better with a bit of lip service.
    Everyone has lost their minds
    Isn't it the case that you can test negative but still be a carrier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Isn't it the case that you can test negative but still be a carrier?
    No, if you are a carrier, it will be detected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    No, if you are a carrier, it will be detected.
    Except the times when it isn't. Tests are not 100% accurate.

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