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    When will Scotland return to some sort of normal?

    Er, they've effectively had several months of holiday!
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    Additional retailers to reopen from June 15th

    Agreed, it's very much that way round. Like almost everything to do with this virus, we need a good dose of altruism.
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    For as long as social distancing is in place. It could stop immediately - if you can get a reservation, fill your boots.
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    Have you been to the beach? (English experience)

    It may well be a backronym, obviously "BF" doesn't work as that means boyfriend.
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    Have you been to the beach? (English experience)

    It means best friend, I have no idea where the extra F comes from, probably related to the tendency of teenagerssss to put lots of lettersss on the endd of words of a few years ago.
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    When will Scotland return to some sort of normal?

    I don't believe it will be possible for there to be a summer holiday season this year in England or Scotland. It will cause many times the issues beach day-tripping already is. TBH I'd give serious thought to bringing the schools back early (in England too), and having a lengthened October...
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    What travel is currently allowed by the legislation?

    Laws are very often written with the intention of being interpreted "by the man on the Clapham omnibus". What would you propose as a definition that would be all-encompassing? The only one I can think of is an actual curfew, which I would oppose, not least because it could cause issues for...
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    When will Scotland return to some sort of normal?

    Is the farmer/landowner lobby in Scotland strong? I have the impression that that is the reason why Wales have not allowed unlimited travel for exercise.
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    So infeasible that LNER are doing it and Avanti West Coast sort of are? :) I love the way people on this Forum sometimes relentlessly parrot that something isn't possible when someone is actually doing it.
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    Have you got a script set up to flag up every time I refer to it? :D
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    Have you been to the beach? (English experience)

    For what? Groups of 5 aren't breaking the law, and social distancing isn't itself in English law.
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    Long term social distancing: Impact on public life & public transport?

    The first sensible step to me would be compulsory reservations and masks (as you say) but only to offer one out of every pair of seats for reservation.
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    What travel is currently allowed by the legislation?

    Bus companies can add anything they like, provided it isn't racist, sexist etc, as they are wholly private businesses and can therefore decline any business of their choosing with or without giving a reason. TOCs - well, I'm not sure what deal has been agreed with the Government?
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    What travel is currently allowed by the legislation?

    Better that it's not defined (so a Court can decide reasonableness), because otherwise it becomes a curfew and we don't want that nor is there any need for it. Nor do we want to fine people who stop for a kip at the motorway services for an hour in preference to driving tired.
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    Merseyrail Class 777

    About 2-3 seconds or so, same as a Pendolino. 10 bell would be lunacy, which probably means it'll be used. Now guard dispatch has been decided, they should fit proper panels (they needn't take up too much space, all they'd need is a key, close and signal). As the whole case for guards here is...

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