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We were a bit busier last week than the previous week in our restaurant - funny old times.......
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Originally posted by peteknopp peteknopp wrote:

We were a bit busier last week than the previous week in our restaurant - funny old times.......


I am guessing a lot of people who were already in Portugal didn't want to be fleeced for a flight home in time to avoid quarantine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/June/2021 at 08:56
There have been quite a lot of people here (mainly older people) who either didn't need to worry or didn't care about quarantines upon return to UK.

Looks like the quarantine requirement could be in place until the end of July.
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Sky news reporting the government considering relaxing travel to amber countries and no need to quarantine on return. This will only apply to double vaccine people. Under 18s ( school children) will not be allowed to travel . Looks like they are going to open the travel industry. Hopefully as missed out in 3 trips out from Mar 2020 due out in Oct.
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"Under 18s ( school children) will not be allowed to travel"

Thart's going to please all the people who have or were thinking of booking summer holidays with their children when school holidays begin. Try explaining that to your six year old.
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Fairly quiet in town yesterday lunchtime. Some of eateries like Cabana Fresca were busier. A few places are obviously closed for the duration.

'Bar Street' and nearby were practically deserted. Everywhere had the Finland v Russia match on, via UK channels, which was the loudest noise!




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Very sad...nobody seen this coming, unimaginable tbh...
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I’m assuming this is mainly now due to the lack of brits and the increased cases , another year of hardship
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Did Prazere open just edge of Square. Loved the rustic nature and food it served. Always found staff friendly warm usually we were last to leave each night we ate in it
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Well it will be even quieter now as everywhere must  again be closed no later than 1030pm. What difference an hour and a half makes in the grand scheme of things escapes me, especially as it is now being seen that people are catching it after having received the full dose of vaccines.
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

Well it will be even quieter now as everywhere must  again be closed no later than 1030pm. What difference an hour and a half makes in the grand scheme of things escapes me, especially as it is now being seen that people are catching it after having received the full dose of vaccines.

Just to clarify, a survey has been carried with results published yesterday showing the percentage of people confirmed as having covid having had the second injection was 0.07%. Since symptoms take over one week to show it may well be they were already infected prior to receiving the second injection!.
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So the vaccine is only 99.93% effective. That is terrible news and a likely portent of much more severe problems to come.
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With cases now significantly increasing in the UK and Portugal there is no respite in sight.

What will be left in Albufeira by the time restrictions lift?
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Never mind. The climate crisis approacheth and we shall all be doomed.
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A problem for Albufeira among the obsession with statistics is that people visting on holiday  from elsewhere in Portugal who are tested positive are counted as if they lived here. This skews the numbers.

The mayors of both Albufeira and Loulé (which includes Vilamoura) are lobbying the government for a fairer count.

The good news for Albufeira is that visitors from countries other than the UK are increasing. Although this won't makle up entirely for the shortfall of British visitors, it might stave off complete collapse. The EU health certificate now being issued to those fully vaccininated will help, but of course UK is not covered.

But we are indeed all doomed anyway.
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