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Can we have a 2021 TGO Challenge? We still very much hope so but we have to accept there is much uncertainty at the moment. We have put together our thoughts and plans at https://www.tgochallenge.co.uk/2021/01/26/can-we-have-a-2021-tgo-challenge/
I couldn't get that link to work, but THIS ONE does.
Below are my comments posted on the Facebook page:
I suggest we focus on what we can do, rather than what we can't do. So, what could we do if all the current restrictions are still in place in May? To start the ball rolling, we could each devise a one week (or 2 week) challenge walking from our front doors. This would look quite different across locations, e.g. London and Scotland, but could also include overseas routes for the overseas folk.
Any other suggestions? Focussing on what we can do.
I am in for that Simon...... But I did not enter for 2021! :sob:
I would hope many Challengers will at least have had their first vaccination jab, some might have had their second by the time May comes around.
I had my first a couple of weeks back - anyone else been 'done' yet?
Hi John J.
Appointment tomorrow.Fingers crossed for May.
Had my Pfizer #1 dose two weeks ago. Very efficient here in Southwark, SE London with now better than average figures. I'm not on the Challenge but it would be great to travel. Keeping fingers crossed for you all.
Not encouraging news from Holyrood today :worried:
Hopefully things will change though
Isn't todays Holyrood announcement the nail in the coffin for the central belt and international challengers? In Central areas we'll be back in tier 3, no travel outside LA and international travellers will still be barred from travelling.
So unless the rules for tier 3 are tweaked to allow unlimited domestic travel... the game seems to be very much a bogey for Mid May.
Having read through the First Ministers exit plan it leaves everything in the balance.
It would appear that entrants from overseas will have little chance.
At the moment the vast majority of Covid cases in Scotland are in the central belt, i.e. stretching completely across from Glasgow through Edinburgh.
When Scotland moves from lockdown back to the WHO defined tiered system it seems likely that the central belt will be in Tier 3.
However in Highland, Grampian and Tayside the case levels are low enough to be probably rated as Tier 2 thus permitting the TGO to go ahead but how do we get there with travel to/from Tier 3 areas being forbidden.
Does everyone fly in via Inverness or Aberdeen?
But we still have 10 weeks to go, it coud all change.
An interesting conumdrum for Sue & Ali