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#268591 27-Mar-2020 14:12
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I am going to have to venture out tomorrow (CHCH) to get some basic things from the supermarket and am just wonder how people around the country are finding their supermarkets now things have been locked down.

 

Were there many people there, was there a queue, was the supermarket stocked well with bread and milk etc ??

 

 

 

Also going to venture out and walk the dog around the block a few times with the wife, are people seeing good compliance with the rules ?? 





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  #2448035 27-Mar-2020 14:16
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There was someone on the radio saying their local one was still busy. If there are less outlets for food, then I can't see how they aren't going to be busy, but the whole purpose of this is to keep people away from each other, which needs shoppers to have a good amount of space around them.

 

Are people going shopping with masks on?


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  #2448039 27-Mar-2020 14:17
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My walk around the block last night - two runners ( same one came past twice) - everyone kept there distance. Couple of people in their front yards

 

Looked like everyone behaving themselves

 

haven't done the supermarket uyet, probably sunday or monday at this stage

 

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  #2448044 27-Mar-2020 14:18
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I waited 30-40 minutes to enter a countdown. Some people are shopping in pairs which seems unnecessary clogging of the aisles.

 

They had everything except pasta. What did these people eat before they discovered pasta?

 

I've seen extra people cycling past over the last few days. It's a good time to bike with so few cars on the road. I've been out every afternoon for a kick around with my lad and we've usually seen someone else at the sports ground but everybody has kept well clear of each other.


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  #2448046 27-Mar-2020 14:19
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My exercise constituted the same 7km walk round my paddocks I do every day!







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  #2448047 27-Mar-2020 14:20
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mattwnz:

 

Are people going shopping with masks on?

 

 

I have not got a mask I would say it would be a mixture of people wearing them that have them and people who don't





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#2448075 27-Mar-2020 14:40
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Drove past 2 supermarkets as the line was too big, eventually decided to suck it up and line up at the third. Look about 10 - 15 minutes to get in but everything was well stocked up. Social distancing on the other hand, non existent :/


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  #2448092 27-Mar-2020 14:49
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Doing a supermarket run soon as I finish work (4pm). Will let you know...... :D 

 

 





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  #2448095 27-Mar-2020 14:51
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I went to a Christchurch Pak n Save (Hornby) around 8am yesterday. It was quiet enough that no one needed to wait outside to enter. The only product completely out of stock (other than hand sanitiser, of course) that I noticed was flour. People were calm, keeping their distance, and shopping normal as far as I could see.

 

For milk and bread, we use Couplands (factory shop, Buchanans Rd) and they have reduced hours and reduced product lines (e.g. no donuts, muffins, or scones today) but lots of milk, bread, and their usual frozen products.


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  #2448097 27-Mar-2020 14:55
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heapsort:

 

I went to a Christchurch Pak n Save (Hornby) around 8am yesterday. It was quiet enough that no one needed to wait outside to enter. The only product completely out of stock (other than hand sanitiser, of course) that I noticed was flour. People were calm, keeping their distance, and shopping normal as far as I could see.

 

Same sort of thing here in Whakatane this morning at about 8. I was only picking up a few things that I'd forgotten, but there were very few people and the self-checkouts were still open. This was in contrast to Level 3 where people were constantly ignoring the 2m recommendation (including the staff!)


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  #2448101 27-Mar-2020 14:58
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I've just come back from a supermarket run on Auckland's North Shore (Countdown Sunnynook). 

 

60 metre queue to get in (approx 30 people) - good social distancing protocols being observed. 

 

 

 

Stock - not much beer (I just got the last 6 pack of Corona) and a few wines available. 

 

Bread, Milk and other stocks actually pretty good. 

 

 

 

Not too busy, well ordered, pleasant staff and customers. 

 

Using a strict one in, one out rule with security at the entrance. 

 

Wiping down trolley handles with something...not sure what, but assume disinfectant? 

 

 

 

Generally speaking, all pretty good, if a little slow. And weird. 





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  #2448102 27-Mar-2020 14:59
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When I go out for a walk or run I have to avoid walking tracks because they are too narrow to allow the 2m clearance, but it's fine on quiet residential streets as I just cross the road if I see someone getting too close. Most people seem to be making a good effort to provide as much distance as possible.

 

I am planning to go to the supermarket early tomorrow so let's see how that goes. 


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  #2448117 27-Mar-2020 15:22
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Wait a minute... something just occurred to me (7.5 hours later). There was someone at the entrance to New World with a spray bottle of sanitiser, sprayed into your hand. But anyone with Covid could give it to him, and then he could give it to anyone else entering!


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  #2448119 27-Mar-2020 15:26
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Went into Countdown by CHCH airport, they were good, quiet and people mostly keeping their bubble. A few numpties walked 30cm away behind me though. 


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  #2448127 27-Mar-2020 15:34
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Behodar:

 

Wait a minute... something just occurred to me (7.5 hours later). There was someone at the entrance to New World with a spray bottle of sanitiser, sprayed into your hand. But anyone with Covid could give it to him, and then he could give it to anyone else entering!

 

 

 

 

Are they wearing a mask? I thought they normally have wipes by the door?


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  #2448128 27-Mar-2020 15:34
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No mask. The wipes are still there.

 

The thing that annoys me is that my brain apparently went 'it's someone official; no alarm bells here' and it's not until several hours later that I suddenly realised that it was odd!


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