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NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby ColinM » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:56 pm

RHH announcement to staff today - Assistant Director of Nursing at QE has said they’ve had a message today that virus seems to be spreading quickly via petrol pumps so they advise to wear gloves when filling up or use paper towel and bin straight away. Can you please pass this around anyone you know. Could make huge difference'.
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby drumtochty » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:48 pm

Please stop spreading this Facebook misinformation.
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby IanH » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:59 pm

Petrol pumps are hard surfaces and therefore offer as much of a potential transfer vector as any other hard surface. If (and it’s a big if) people practice good hand hygiene the likelihood of mass transfer via this route is not particularly high, it does exist though so using gloves/towels does make sense.
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby John H » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:24 pm

Someone sent me that earlier. I just read it and absorbed it. Never occurred to me it might be a hoax.

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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby drumtochty » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:11 am

Ian, There is no proof at all that this came from the NHS.

The post is bogus end of story
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby IanH » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:15 am

drumtochty wrote:Ian, There is no proof at all that this came from the NHS.

The post is bogus end of story


Whether the post came from the NHS or not (unlikely) the message isn't disingenuous or dangerous and in fact reinforces good hygiene advice, better people are reminded in context and more likely to have this in their recent memory when going to fill up than have it completely dismissed because the source isn't correct.
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby OldSpice » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:56 am

Anyway.....
Fake news or not, the specific risk is very real...according to my First Responder B-i-L .
I will continue to run out in the Mk1 weather permitting.
I'll continue to fuel up if the fuel station is deserted but I'll blue glove it ( have boxes in store) and adopt something I've never done....use the card at the pump.
Then, having made up my own concoction of anti-bacterial hand wash using a few litres of Iso-Alc, aloe-vera gel, and a drop or two of perfume oils, wipe down and crack on.

I'll never let anyone near me outside on the road, and I won't go near them either. Toilet stops...well...erm.... :wink:
Our son is getting our shopping and will dump it at the door, but that will not amount to much bar milk & eggs. We built up a 4/6 week supply following the 2010/11 Snowmaggedon and have just topped it up since, so the loft is well stocked.

I've just cancelled our Bannatynes DD's, and a few other things.
I'm very aware of my obligations to others and my own home, but neither could I stand being 100% house bound so we will both be getting one of the 5's out and "going remote" for walks etc. Fortunately I've a workshop SWMBo built for me3, and a garden to maintain, and a good few models to make EG a Tamiya Silver Spitfire

It's all very well to live in a remote environment where it's easier to have a stab at isolating (if not completely) but town life is another matter.
Extremely difficult to play "Avoid the Moron"
All of a sudden, my old Signature below holds a stark relevance.
It's always pretty much been that way for as along as I can recall, but now.... :shock:
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby OldSpice » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:01 pm

Oh well.
Sticking £45.00 of super fuel in the tank just turned into an exercise in futility.
Could have spent it in my favourite steak house...oh hold on.
Or gone to the movies....erm... :(
Oh well, lots needing done in loft & garden. :shock:
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Re: NHS announcement re petrol pumps

Postby John H » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:31 pm

I can see I'm going to get very bored of gardening soon! :?
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