O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Professor Weeto » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:05 am

Just got a call from my son’s school to say we can send him back from next Monday if we want (he’s in year 2). Not sure if this means new government directives or if it’s just something the school have decided.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Quiffy » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:05 pm

Professor Weeto wrote:Just got a call from my son’s school to say we can send him back from next Monday if we want (he’s in year 2). Not sure if this means new government directives or if it’s just something the school have decided.

they're just trying to get everyone in once. I imagine there won't be many other kids in the school at the same time.

my son, (who was told he should be shielding by the GP, but we've since been in touch with the specialists in Leeds and they don't reckon he needs be), is going back in on Thursday for one lesson, then one lesson on Friday, one lesson next Monday etc. Where my wife works they're having about a quarter of year 10 in on any given day. Where I work it's similar - a few year 10's and 12's at a time.

Until they relax the 2m rule, school as you know it isn't going to happen.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Professor Weeto » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:49 am

Quiffy wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:Just got a call from my son’s school to say we can send him back from next Monday if we want (he’s in year 2). Not sure if this means new government directives or if it’s just something the school have decided.

they're just trying to get everyone in once. I imagine there won't be many other kids in the school at the same time.

my son, (who was told he should be shielding by the GP, but we've since been in touch with the specialists in Leeds and they don't reckon he needs be), is going back in on Thursday for one lesson, then one lesson on Friday, one lesson next Monday etc. Where my wife works they're having about a quarter of year 10 in on any given day. Where I work it's similar - a few year 10's and 12's at a time.

Until they relax the 2m rule, school as you know it isn't going to happen.


Turns out his school just want to get all of year 2 full time, as it’s a transition year.

Anyway, it’s (ahem) academic now as the boy’s just come down with Covid-19 symptoms so we’re in isolation until we get test results back.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby FER » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:26 am

Mine are going back next week for two days (yr2 & yr5) and will be in the same 'bubble'. We wangled the youngest (f1) back on key worker status, but she''ll be in a separate key worker children 'bubble'. Got a message last week asking if any parents wanted their kids to go back and only those who responded would be considered. I'm guessing there wasn't many respondents as all those who gave a positive indication, all got it.

They're very excited about it. As am I. This will mean that I can go back into the (pre-determined) office at least once a week.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby AndyPaul » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:43 pm

So all of our bedroom windows cannot be locked due to fire safety regulations apparently. So you push the button a turn and they open. My son now will climb into these windows, hasn't worked out how to open them yet but telling him no is going to be a struggle because of his autism. Wtf do before he works out how to open them?

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Postby OWETB » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:03 pm

AndyPaul wrote:So all of our bedroom windows cannot be locked due to fire safety regulations apparently. So you push the button a turn and they open. My son now will climb into these windows, hasn't worked out how to open them yet but telling him no is going to be a struggle because of his autism. Wtf do before he works out how to open them?



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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:06 pm

AndyPaul wrote:So all of our bedroom windows cannot be locked due to fire safety regulations apparently. So you push the button a turn and they open. My son now will climb into these windows, hasn't worked out how to open them yet but telling him no is going to be a struggle because of his autism. Wtf do before he works out how to open them?


Assume you live in a two-storey house with bedrooms top floor? What are the windows: side-hung, tilt-turn etc?
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby AndyPaul » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:11 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
AndyPaul wrote:So all of our bedroom windows cannot be locked due to fire safety regulations apparently. So you push the button a turn and they open. My son now will climb into these windows, hasn't worked out how to open them yet but telling him no is going to be a struggle because of his autism. Wtf do before he works out how to open them?


Assume you live in a two-storey house with bedrooms top floor? What are the windows: side-hung, tilt-turn etc?


Yep. Side hung

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:30 am

AndyPaul wrote:So all of our bedroom windows cannot be locked due to fire safety regulations apparently. So you push the button a turn and they open. My son now will climb into these windows, hasn't worked out how to open them yet but telling him no is going to be a struggle because of his autism. Wtf do before he works out how to open them?


Apologies for forgetting to reply Andy. The regs say:

Escape from upper storeys a maximum of 4.5m above ground level
2.2 See Diagram 2.1b. Where served by only one stair, all habitable rooms (excluding kitchens) should
have either of the following.
a. An emergency escape window or external door, as described in paragraph 2.10.
b. Direct access to a protected stairway, as described in paragraph 2.5a.


So a bedroom window in a two-storey house is designated an 'escape window', but:

2.10 Windows or external doors providing emergency escape should comply with all of the following.
. . .
c. Locks (with or without removable keys) and opening stays (with child-resistant release catches)
may be fitted to escape windows.


So you can lock an escape window. The assumption in your situation would be that an adult would manage escape for a child - ie you know where the key is kept and could unlock the window - if that's the only window available for escape.

For what it's worth, the probability of single-family domestic house fires is pretty low, provided you don't smoke or leave deep fat fryers or open gas fires on overnight etc. Or your house gets hit by a meteorite, but, well . . .
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Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:33 am

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Poshwhite » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 am

Advice please fellas....

A colleague's late teens son has a Leeds supporting best mate who has persuaded him to go to Leeds (from Bedford!) tonight to 'be there' for the final game. His mum's not as keen, so my colleague has asked me for advice. I've not lived in Leeds for nearly 30 years and haven't had a big night out in Leeds for half that time. To be honest I'm not sure what a teenage big night out looks like anymore.

What advice would you give him?

I'm guessing all the action (and therefore potential for trouble) will be outside Elland Road or in Millenium Square?
Are there any pub closures in town, or Beeston/Holbeck to discourage people congregating?
Any suggestions for a pub a couple of southern youngsters can safely watch the game in? They'll be coming in on the train, so either one easily findable from City Square or Elland Road would be good?

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby MightyWhite » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:09 pm

I saw a video of the players getting off the bus at the Doubletree on Sunday afternoon whilst the carnage was going off in Millennium Square just up the street. Looked like all the Pubs there were still open without issue. Admittedly they are very much your £4-£5 a pint type places so probably not teen ideal. The Hop has sky football on, dunno about an LUTV feed.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:22 pm

My advice would be don't go. I hope a few weeks go by without incident and it turns out it was safe enough but it doesn't seem likely to me.

After that, Friday was probably the one, tonight I'd expect a far stronger police presence given the match and the players will be fully committed to the trophy presentation which will not be viewable outside the ground. After that... Any repeat of Friday couldn't start until at least 10:30pm, more likely 11.

If people must go, the city centre seems the better option to me, if any of the bars can show LUTV.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:33 pm

Phil LUFC wrote: if any of the bars can show LUTV.

Legally? Shirley Knott.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Professor Weeto » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:37 pm

Blackwhite wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote: if any of the bars can show LUTV.

Legally? Shirley Knott.


The Brudenell have certainly showed LUTV games before and received advice that it was legal to do so. It does seem to be a bit of a grey area, though.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:52 pm

I remember when I used to drink at my old local in Acton of a Saturday afternoon, landlord would come over and ask if we wanted the football on, and if so which game. Lovely fella. Great legal advisors*.



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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:53 pm

Club has specifically and repeatedly asked people not to go to the ground.
No more to be said if you're Leeds.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby jackos » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:04 pm

Mustafaster wrote:Club has specifically and repeatedly asked people not to go to the ground.
No more to be said if you're Leeds.


If that's the case why aren't the staff socially distancing? Why were Radz and his mates celebrating with the players? Its okay for them but not the plebs,? Most I know will stay home today, because they expect the police to be out in force, so its too much hassle, but the younger fans will probably be out.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:23 pm

jackos wrote:
Mustafaster wrote:Club has specifically and repeatedly asked people not to go to the ground.
No more to be said if you're Leeds.


If that's the case why aren't the staff socially distancing? Why were Radz and his mates celebrating with the players? Its okay for them but not the plebs,? Most I know will stay home today, because they expect the police to be out in force, so its too much hassle, but the younger fans will probably be out.

Yeah, no doubt lots of people will turn up, it's understandable after so many years of pain.
Expect Plod to be kept busy by the more exuberant amongst us.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:27 pm

jackos wrote:
Mustafaster wrote:Club has specifically and repeatedly asked people not to go to the ground.
No more to be said if you're Leeds.


If that's the case why aren't the staff socially distancing? Why were Radz and his mates celebrating with the players? Its okay for them but not the plebs,? Most I know will stay home today, because they expect the police to be out in force, so its too much hassle, but the younger fans will probably be out.


I suspect that Radz, Orta, coaches and anyone in the ground will have undergone the same testing regime as the players
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