Here’s the revelant messages from the group chat so that all messages are gathered in one place.
@coneconecone for masks if there are multiple house holds in space then would like to see they are required. However if your solo or with a member of household in space then I’m fine with it being optional
Usually when I’ve been in, there haven’t been that many folks around. So if I’m on my own in an area then I’d probably not bother considering I’ve been double jabbed myself.
If it was more like the old open evenings then I’d probably wear one just to make others happy
I would like to see the open evenings start back up again
Just to reiterate, because this seems to be the crux of the ‘wearing a mask is akin to slavery’ brigade’s failure to grasp the issue:
Wearing a mask is not for your protection, it is for the protection of those around you. “If you’re wearing a mask, don’t worry about what other people are doing” is a nonsense.
I see it as if you’re not with people in your household. Wear a mask. If you are in an area where it is only you. Do what you wish but respect others when they come into that area
I get the feeling about not wearing a mask when by yourself but what I don’t know is how long this new Delta variant can hover in the air for?
It seems covid is airborne and can stay in the air for at least an hour (Coronavirus can remain airborne for more than an hour, SAGE expert warns - Mirror Online) so we would probably want some way of sanitising the air?
In that case just wear the masks
Makes more sense qha
Might as well just make a blanket statement to wear one as it is an enclosed space
Hopefully piping fresh air into the space will help somewhat, going to be cold in winter though! Bit off topic though, sorry
Trying to wear them for an extended period creates problems though, I can wear them in shops but have to take them off as soon as I get outside, glasses just steam up all over the place
Haha i wear glasses too. The steam is annoying. Ive gotten used to it
Chris M (he/him):
Aye, steamed up glasses if you’re trying to use some of the workshop machines is… unhelpful, & you can’t take your glasses off either
Yeah, the thing is to wear a mask if you’re able to and it doesn’t cause a safety issue. Don’t throw out the idea of masks altogether because it’s impossible in some circumstances.
I think in general the mask thing can put people off from coming, which might be why it’s so quiet at the moment.
That’s not to say we shouldn’t be wearing one say in the main area while sitting next to others. But I can’t see things getting back to normal unless they’re more optional
I’m sitting in a costas in the middle of blackpool at the moment and nobody at a table is wearing one. So I think they’re is a degree of weariness over them
Thos of us who are happy to continue weaing masks aren’t really going to sit in costa right now ime
I think if you haven’t had the jab then the effects can be pretty serious. If you have then it’s a lot less. But it’s all kind of fuzzy and borderline on the news which is why nobody’s really sure
It works both ways. I’m likely to visit more if people are wearing masks
I’m hoping things will become more clear once this third wave we’re supposed to be in the middle of trails off
If it makes people in the space feel safer, happy to wear a mask as long as required. It’s a sharing space and nobody should feel unsafe there.
Think this should be the overall consensus tbh.
On another note. Is anyone being crafty today? I’ve got two wallets on the go and a belt
If I’m on my own in a large area / room with a door then I probably wouldn’t be in consensus myself. Only if I’m in a room shared by others more than likley