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  1. Cheers. I still haven’t seen the Tier 3 rule that prevents going to footy, but as I’m not planning to go to the footy I’m not going to worry about that!
  2. No, some of it is law, including bits which prohibit pubs from opening in Tier 3. Not all of what you’ve linked to is couched in terms of ‘must’; and it was noticing that some of the guidance didn’t say you must do things that set me off to explore what the legislation actually said. Anyway, work tomorrow, so thanks for the contributions but I really must switch off. I promise to come back on here and own up if I pick up a Fixed Penalty Notice in the Midlands over the weekend because I’m wrong!
  3. I think if you look at the the “Latest available” version, the SI you’ve linked to has actually been superseded by later legislation (it's not been easy to keep up this year). To be fair much of the wording in later legislation is the same - but I don’t believe the legislation says the things you ascribe to it. I don't feel attacked - no issue there; and I set out what I did to explain my thinking rather than to justify it. I agree that keeping to the rules for a certain period of time doesn’t give me a pass to break them occasionally when it suits me. I’m also not someone who would
  4. Again, that’s guidance. The legislation doesn’t say an individual can’t go to a pub or a football game or, as far as I can see, that a pub or football club can only accept the custom of someone from a suitable Tier. Sticking to Tier 3 rules in Tier 1 means, for instance, that you couldn’t be part of a group of 6 people from different households indoors, which Tier 1 allows but Tier 3 doesn’t. Now it wouldn’t surprise (or annoy) me if businesses looking to comply with the spirit of the guidance, including BCFC, chose to limit their customers to those in particular tiers so as not to e
  5. I’ve often done this when I’ve been abroad on holiday, without knowing the score. Not as interesting as watching the game, obviously, but there is a bit of excitement involved in not knowing what’s coming next. “FFS”? FFS what?? Goal? Bad miss? Sending off? Nicky Hunt coming on as a sub??
  6. Yes. I understand that the guidance is that there should be no unnecessary travel. But I don’t believe there's actually a law against travelling. I’ve complied with both the letter and the spirit of the law throughout this year (whilst regularly observing others ignoring both); I have very few social interactions ATM - I do one day of work a week, when I might encounter perhaps 20 people, with appropriate social distancing and other precautions, and apart from that, see no-one else in person apart from my wife. I might therefore just decide that as long as I’m not breaking the law, t
  7. So some SC holders will miss out because they can’t get online or demand is too high? I suppose you could let all SC holders apply for a ticket then have a draw to see who’s successful if they're oversubscribed. Problem then is you may not know which seat you’ll end up in when you put in the request - and collecting the money would be complicated. Not sure there is a manageable solution that suits everyone. There might be less ‘oversubscription’ if the club only allows sales to people from Tier 2...
  8. A fair system would be that initially, tickets are only available to SC holders, who can buy them for 1/23 of the price of their SC if after a certain time (first day?) there are any tickets left then members can buy them for POTD price less whatever discount membership gets you. (Do we have a membership scheme this season??) Then, after another time period, general sale - in the unlikely event any seats remain. 11998.
  9. I’ve also been discussing this with my AG companions this afternoon, which prompted me to look up what the legislation says about a meal served with alcohol. It says it should be a “table meal” which is “such as might be expected to be served as breakfast, the main midday meal or main evening meal, or as a main course at such a meal.” I’m not sure which of those categories the £1 bowl of peanuts which can be selected at one of my mate’s local falls under! As you say, simple - and black and white - would be good.
  10. I agree, by and large. One problem in the UK, though, is that for the last few months a significant minority haven’t been sticking to the rules anyway. In my (fairly civilised, considerate and law-abiding as far as I can tell) cul-de-sac I reckon about half the houses are having regular visitors, and I’m pretty sure most of them don’t qualify as “bubbles” (adult children and their other halves etc). Not a big deal in itself, but multiply that nationwide and it makes quite a difference - and suggests many people will just ignore any Christmas rules anyway. Add to that the fact that the act
  11. I’m sure most people with local family won’t give it a second thought. The fact that my sister and nephew are 130 miles away meant I wanted to know what the law said before I arranged anything. Welcome to the world of an “Analytical”! Technically Bristol doesn’t go into T2 until midnight 00.01 on Saturday so this evening and tomorrow are under the ‘old’ rules anyway...
  12. Is this right? My understanding is that there aren’t any restrictions as such on travelling: gov.uk talks in terms of advising people not to travel and I can’t see anything in the legislation banning travel between tiers or more generally. Someone who lives in Tier 3 remains subject to the T3 rules if they travel to T1 or T2: 2) No person living in the Tier 3 area may participate in a gathering outside that area which— (a)consists of two or more people, and (b)takes place in a private dwelling or in any indoor space. (from The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictio
  13. It’s true, happily. https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/news/2020/12/tiolah-eight-found-safe-and-well-in-bristol/
  14. Stop it, both of you. I’m sitting here trying to be good, ignoring the call of the cold Morettis in my fridge. Neither you nor the game are helping my willpower.
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