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Old 18th Nov 2020, 17:23
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Tear down my house?

Is this thinking crazy?

https://www.guardian-series.co.uk/ne...onavirus-wave/

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Old 18th Nov 2020, 17:37
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Hard to understand the reasoning behind this, if it's true. This virus isn't very persistent at all, so anything contaminated by it will be free of that contamination within a few weeks at the very most, even with no decontamination at all. Leaving anything long enough, under normal UK weather conditions, will remove all viable viral contamination, most probably before any order to demolish something has got through the legal process.

Either someone's screwed up, and just used some boiler plate text relating to some other persistent disease, like anthrax (that can stay around for decades) or someone has misinterpreted the regulations.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 18:09
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Either someone's screwed up, and just used some boiler plate text relating to some other persistent disease, like anthrax (that can stay around for decades) or someone has misinterpreted the regulations.

If you read the linked guidance, then it is clear that the section in question is just drawing the attention of local authorities to existing powers that they can draw on. Specifically, the Public Health (Control of Disease Act) 1984. I imagine the relevant sections are the powers to close contaminated spaces rather than a need to destroy them!
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 18:12
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An ozone generating UV lamp or several, turn them on, leave the building and close the doors behind you, wait for 15 minutes or so and Bob's you uncle, job done and sorted

This has got to be fake news of the worst kind

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Old 18th Nov 2020, 20:23
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Buildings contaminated by Covid-19 can be "destroyed" by local councils, under new powers granted by the Government.
In light of recent reports, does this mean that both 10 Downing street and the Houses of Parliament can be ripped down?
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 20:44
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If you read the linked guidance, then it is clear that the section in question is just drawing the attention of local authorities to existing powers that they can draw on. Specifically, the Public Health (Control of Disease Act) 1984. I imagine the relevant sections are the powers to close contaminated spaces rather than a need to destroy them!
If you keep reading the linked guidance, until you reach the seriously tedious level, Annex 2 will be encountered, with the following:
Public Health (Control of Disease Act) 1984 [sections 45G, 45H and 45I]: local authorities can make an application to a Justice of the Peace in the Magistrates’ Court to impose restrictions or requirements to close contaminated premises; close public spaces in the area of the local authority; detain a conveyance or movable structure; disinfect or decontaminate premises; or order that a building, conveyance or structure be destroyed
So, there we have it. Scary, isn't it?
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Old 20th Nov 2020, 17:25
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Shades of New Zealand. There some criminal people make 'P' at home, a drug.
Then they get caught, many houses torn down over the years as they could not be
purified. Then someone did some tests, deep cleaning gets rid
of the contamination.
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