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You think you have problems i cannot go a go my usual walk by the sea as its raining and the dog next door will not come out anyone know where i can rent an all weather dog for next 14 days.
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Pat, you say your travel insurance is with Nationwide, as is mine. I checked with them recently about the possibility of deferring my outward ferry travel from April to May, thinking that would give more time for things to clarify.

They said, as I'd anticipated they would, that I would then not be covered for anything corona-related. Although my original plans would be.

The implication is that, since you're already away, they will cover you for what's necessary. But check!

When I phoned I was, in under 4mins, able to leave my number for a call-back. (when I phone CnCC I was on hold for 50mins!)

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.. the next doors dog has so far been walks with several people and loooks knacked will it survive for 15 days
Funny, just before reading this I was wondering if there was any dog I could hijack!! I've put myself in semi-isolation.
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Thanks, Jean. I will ring them today. We never use our mobile (a little flip top Doro) I hope it is up to the job!
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You think you have problems i cannot go a go my usual walk by the sea as its raining and the dog next door will not come out anyone know where i can rent an all weather dog for next 14 days.
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A rumour is spreading that there is a 25,000 euro fine in France if caught driving without a legitimate reason. This did come from the wife of someone who, I think, would rather he stayed put

Now, does anyone think, that if we head home through France we would incur the wrath of the gendarmerie if we left the motorway to go to a CampingCarPark site? (they are, apparently, still open).
Our other alternative is to just use motorway services. The roads should be quiet which, rightly or wrongly, would make us feel safer.
I have heard nothing (yet) about bans on driving, indeed fuel stations are one of the few exempted businesses so I think that is a rumour without foundation or a Trump, "Fake news " from someone with a different agenda.......

Besides, getting out of France and thereby reducing any potential drain the French Health Services ought to be a legitimate reason IMO. Just tell the Gendarme "Je retournerez chez mois" with a suitable nonFrench accent... waving the hands probably won't help and do try to stay more than ONE metre away (French distancing rule).

I would stay on the autoroutes - even less traffic and Gendarmes mainly interested in excess speed I suspect....

If the autoroutes were forced to close they would have to give advance notice....

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Macron apparently to talk later and leaked report says borders to be closed....

2000 this evening

This may be a rumour but we should know by tomorrow sadly MrsW currently in U.K., booked on aircraft tomorrow to come home....
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Thinking of ALL the front line staff working to try to help others;Doctors, nurses, paramedics, cleaners, NA's, catering staff, support services and all others. Their work is appreciated more than you can ever realise-keep strong and safe.

Any typo that I make means the errorists win.

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Germany has just closed its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland.

Thinking of ALL the front line staff working to try to help others;Doctors, nurses, paramedics, cleaners, NA's, catering staff, support services and all others. Their work is appreciated more than you can ever realise-keep strong and safe.

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Germany has just closed its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland.
Not that it makes any difference to me, but thanks Dave I didn't know that.
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[QUOTE=Penquin;3080141]Macron apparently to talk later and leaked report says borders to be closed....

2000 this evening

This may be a rumour but we should know by tomorrow sadly MrsW currently in U.K., booked on aircraft tomorrow to come home....[/QUOTE

Good Luck Mrs W!

We were just weighing up our chances of making it to the tunnel before they decide to close it! It would be a disaster if we got there and could not travel through being as we are so comfortable here. Kind as Ray's offer is, I am not sure it is the correct thing to do when we do have alternatives.















rCan't get through to the "if you are abroad" part of Nationwide. On hold for 34 minutes before I gave up .
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