The Pingdemic

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
The said on news this morning that 1 in 50 people in the U.K. have now been pinged. But is this just a town problem? (Or just a hangover from football matches) My daughter how is a student at Loughborough is the only person I know.

How many farmers have been pinged? Not hearing any problems about lack of staff for harvest. But they are saying pumps are running out of fuel and no food on the shelves.
 

Wolds Beef

Member
The perfect time to drive people to shop local. For safety and to drive them to farm shops, market stalls ect. Shorten the supply chain to the consumer and we all gain while there is still local butchers, greengrocers and farmers suppling their own outlets.!!
WB
The perfect time for large banners driving people to stay local, shop local, eat local, enjoy local.
 

topground

Member
Location
North Somerset.
No mention of the NHS app software being hacked maliciously or having a glitch in the system so becoming over sensitive.
What better way to screw employers by having the state system tell employees in droves not to go to work?
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
No mention of the NHS app software being hacked maliciously or having a glitch in the system so becoming over sensitive.
What better way to screw employers by having the state system tell employees in droves not to go to work?

IF you went anywhere during the football, I'm not sure its the sensitivity of the app - it was masses of people not social distancing at all.

I suppose my point was, I'm not hearing hardly any problems in farming with pings. is this because we all just don't go anywhere or because we don't have the app in the first place or a mixture of both.

I have the APP and haven't been pinged. I don't lead a very exciting life though.
 

Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
My daughter was pinged and worked from home for her isolation. She’s a para legal and here work is really hot on the rules. One of the partners dropped her work pc off so she worked in our dining room. Daughter hasn’t been anywhere and worked out the most likely place to have been pinged was getting her 2nd jab.

Talking to my milk processor test and the lack of trucks is becoming a serious problem.

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Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Glamorgan Wales
For example around here on a building site:-
H&S chap pinged so off 10 days isolating.
8th day goes down with it.
Another 10 days off.
Goes back 1 day and his wife goes down with it so another 10 days off ????
30 odd days total off ffs.
He is just 1 person????
Stacks same?
Therefore ,yes Gov.may not have another lockdown BUT all be off anyhow isolating?
The Country be knacked again?
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Apart from the rest of the supply chain grinding to a halt I cant see a self employed farmer having to 'work from home' being an issue, other than not being able to pop in to 'The Slaughtered Lamb' for a pint...
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
I have a friend from work who's now on Track & Trace. They really do need to contact people who are potentially infected in order to hasten the end of the pandemic. Pinging via the app is helping ~ yes, it's a right pita!! ~ and means that the T&T teams are deployed in the most efficient and cost effective way.

If people don't isolate after a ping, then that's going to beggar up the Test to Work scheme schedule which is on its way, that's obviously desperately needed.

(I know there's something that reads a little contrary in that, but I can't remember the actual words used to describe the aims and objectives for getting things done before winter.)
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



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