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MickG0105 15th Jul 2021 22:59


Originally Posted by Foxxster (Post 11079026)
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uk now charges for covid tests, I wonder if that will happen here. 200 pounds per person is for two quick tests required if fully vaccinated. So for a family of four that’s 800 pounds or 1,600 dollars. And if you test positive despite being vaccinated, two weeks quarantine.
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Somewhat less expensive than £200 according to this recent reporting.

A couple of excerpts:

Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted Airports

The leading airport Covid-19 testing provider has announced it will drop the price of its PCR and antigen tests.

Collinson, which offers onsite testing at Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, City, Manchester, East Midland and Stansted airports, will cut PCR and lateral flow antigen test prices to £66 and £32 respectively from 17 May.

The provider has also announced it will be rolling out same-day result Lamp tests across the UK’s airports.

These can be used by travellers returning from amber countries in order to leave quarantine early on day five (providing the result is negative)

Here’s the full price list:
  • PCR Fit to Fly: £66
  • Lateral Flow (Antigen) Fit to Fly: £32
  • LAMP Fit to Fly: £68
  • Antibody Fit to Fly: £32
  • Green Arrivals PCR: £66
  • Amber Arrivals PCR: £132
  • Same Day Test to Release: £76


British Airways

British Airways is offering discounted rates with government-approved Covid-19 testing providers with prices starting from £39.

Options available include:

- Test before you fly (evidence of a negative Covid-19 test at your departure airport)

- Arrivals testing (on arrival in the UK for quarantine tests on days two and eight)

- Test to Release (reducing your time in self-isolation by paying for a Covid-19 test as part of the Government’s ‘Test to Release’ scheme)

Test providers include Qured, Randox, Halo, Medicspot and LetsGetChecked.

Tests can be done at home, at testing centres and selected major UK airports.

Passengers travelling on selected routes can also upload their Covid-19 test results to an app called VeriFLY to certify their test certificates.

Lead Balloon 15th Jul 2021 23:04

Great news for the economy: More lockdowns!

Who knew a virus would be virulent?

(Methinks Australia has just about reached the end of the beginning.)

Foxxster 15th Jul 2021 23:16

Yes, they might be cheaper at some places. But you also need to get one before you depart the country you have visited so are at the mercy of what they charge. And if you are on holiday in a country you don’t know, you are not going to want to spend a day finding the cheapest place and then have to get there and back. You will choose the closest, easiest option.

the other points made in the video was the use of the traffic light system for counties. And how they can change overnight. Which is obviously extremely problematic. Both if you are just about to leave or if you are just about to return from one of those countries.


article here about current state of uk testing.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...te-prices.html

and regarding the tests. The question arose as to what happens if you are fully vaccinated and one of your family members test positive just before you want to return. You are now stuck for two weeks, having to find and pay for accommodation and the rest and missing two weeks work.

We need to see our governments plans for the future of international travel. Because I suspect it will be a similar fiasco. And if it is anything like that, don’t expect many people to be booking holidays.

MickG0105 15th Jul 2021 23:31


Originally Posted by Lead Balloon (Post 11079386)
Who knew a virus would be virulent?

Anyone old enough to have done Latin? Vīrulentus, vīrulenta, vīrulentum as in vīrus (a slime or poison) + -ulentus, -ulenta, -ulentum (full of, replete). It's sort of right there on the tin.

ManillaChillaDilla 15th Jul 2021 23:49

This has been an unmitigated failure of leadership starting at the top.

The pain caused to all by poor policy decisions is decimating our country.

The current loop of failure and blameshifting by our " Leaders " is simply shamefull.

Pi$$ them all off and start again.

MCD.


jrfsp 16th Jul 2021 02:05

Oh "just the flu again"

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57840825

When will gladys increase the restrictions, clearly the current settings arnt working


SOPS 16th Jul 2021 02:16

Can we please stop this.. it’s just a bad case of the flu rubbish… because It is not!!!!


And Gladys, can you please stop being stupid and do a proper lockdown. You are putting the whole country at risk.

PoppaJo 16th Jul 2021 02:27

Gladys Gladys your talking out of your @rse

Further pressure on her leadership as Andrews will cycle in and out of his ‘how it’s done’ lockdown in 5 days.

Surely she will be knifed in the next year.

ruprecht 16th Jul 2021 02:37

Is it a race yet?

:hmm:

SOPS 16th Jul 2021 03:13

And there goes QLD. Off limits to Victorians. But it seems NSW is still ok??!!

cloudsurfng 16th Jul 2021 03:15

Yesterday one of the mad cows said they have all the wastewater data from Nsw and we’re comfortable it was contained within syd. Perhaps there have been some detections in country vic?

Lookleft 16th Jul 2021 03:19


This has been an unmitigated failure of leadership starting at the top. The pain caused to all by poor policy decisions is decimating our country. The current loop of failure and blameshifting by our " Leaders " is simply shamefull.Pi$$ them all off and start again.
Who are we talking about: America, India, Brazil, Indonesia, China, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia or all of the above?
.

galdian 16th Jul 2021 03:21


Originally Posted by PoppaJo (Post 11079435)
Gladys Gladys your talking out of your @rse

Further pressure on her leadership as Andrews will cycle in and out of his ‘how it’s done’ lockdown in 5 days.

Surely she will be knifed in the next year.

Time will tell but think anyone honestly expecting just 5 days in Vic are kidding themselves.

jrfsp 16th Jul 2021 03:31


Originally Posted by galdian (Post 11079449)
Time will tell but think anyone honestly expecting just 5 days in Vic are kidding themselves.

Quite possibly, what's becoming evident is that delta strain spreads far too quick for any states contact tracing, but going hard and fast is best option.

WA and NT did this for the delta strain and essentially did a lockdown after the 1st case almost. It still all comes back to the intl border leaks

jrfsp 16th Jul 2021 03:37


Originally Posted by ruprecht (Post 11079436)
Is it a race yet?

:hmm:

The race is near the end except we missed the starting gun

Foxxster 16th Jul 2021 04:01


Originally Posted by SOPS (Post 11079444)
And there goes QLD. Off limits to Victorians. But it seems NSW is still ok??!!

I think there are still some NSW AFL teams still to relocate to qld. Plus all the league wives, girlfriends and families

actually it seems the Swans at least went up yesterday. Not sure if any afl teams are outstanding as of today but the wives etc of the league players most certainly are still in nsw wanting to go to qld.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...15-p589v8.html

neville_nobody 16th Jul 2021 04:23


This has been an unmitigated failure of leadership starting at the top. The pain caused to all by poor policy decisions is decimating our country. The current loop of failure and blameshifting by our " Leaders " is simply shamefull.Pi$$ them all off and start again.
The only way to fix it would be to convene Federal Parliament and pass a bill for the State Borders to be Federally Controlled. It would then be WW3 between the State Labor Parties and the Liberals. There would probably be a constitutional challenge in the High Court which could go anywhere. Canberra was angling to take control of the borders in the beginning but that was ended by the Clive Palmer Court case.

SOPS 16th Jul 2021 05:11

Fast developing situations. As from midnight, you are not allowed to enter WA from Victoria AT ALL. Even if you are from WA. West Australians are been told to come home now!!!

I think it’s time to stop all international arrivals until proper quarantine centres can be built. Every time we get a leak, it’s from overseas. And international flight crew should be provided with facilities airside at every airport.

DHC8 Driver 16th Jul 2021 05:55


Originally Posted by neville_nobody (Post 11079462)
The only way to fix it would be to convene Federal Parliament and pass a bill for the State Borders to be Federally Controlled. It would then be WW3 between the State Labor Parties and the Liberals. There would probably be a constitutional challenge in the High Court which could go anywhere. Canberra was angling to take control of the borders in the beginning but that was ended by the Clive Palmer Court case.

Please do yourself a favour and read the Australian Constitution.

https://www.aph.gov.au/constitution


jrfsp 16th Jul 2021 05:57

Australia looks to be joining the list of once successful countries in managing the pandemic, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam etc.

We become too complacent and did not proactively foresee emerging strains and change our management as appropriate....and the management have disappeared...



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