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Re: Coronavirus

Post by gaboo » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:41 pm

You may be thrown in at the deep end..... but with limitations. For example you cant work a landing solo as you haven't been c&r trained. However I guess they could have you in other areas where this wont be affected.

Either way it's good news that the start date shouldn't be affected mate :slbg:
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Jafe » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:46 pm

Yeah just may be shadowing a bit longer! My start date is definitely not changing but I would hope by June 1st everything has blown over......fingers crossed!!

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bearguy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:56 pm

Just had the email myself saying the start date would be honoured, but duties, if required, would be at OSG level, awaiting a call from my establishment to confirm details.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Taff86 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:52 pm

Got sent to my local establishment today due to the course being cancelled. They didn't know what to do with us so we did security and health and safety training like you do on induction. They basically said we will be monitoring phone calls or opening mail for 3 months :slwoot: or whenever this covid19 passes over.
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bearguy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:07 pm

Haha holy crap Taff ! Money for nothing !

Uniforms sorted ??

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Taff86 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:04 pm

Luckily I was one of the lucky ones to get uniform on tuesday. Deliveries have stopped for them as.......they come from China.

Aye had lots of coffees. Lovely :slyay:
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by JCOX4 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:47 pm

Great to see the service is looking after you guys and not leaving you out to dry :slcl:
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bearguy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:43 pm

CHINA !!!! Bloody hell man !!

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by kingofthekippax » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:01 pm

Had this email from shared services re my start date on 27th..

"Your start date will remain as the one on your contract and you should wait to hear from your establishment regarding the need for you to report for duty. It is likely that you will be asked to report to your prison and asked to complete operational support duties for the foreseeable future.  If you are self-isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms on, or before, your start date, please contact your establishment and let them know this is the case. If you haven’t heard from your prison before your start date, please do make contact with them and ask to speak to the People Hub".
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by SophieM » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:58 pm

Bearguy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Just had the email myself saying the start date would be honoured, but duties, if required, would be at OSG level, awaiting a call from my establishment to confirm details.
I had the exact email. Confirming you’re still starting 6th April?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bearguy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:29 pm

That’s right, still down to start then, few things up in the air at the minute, hopefully get some answers tomorrow 🤞🏻

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Bearguy » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:03 pm

Anyone believe any of the conspiracies going round about COVID-19 ?

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Taff86 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:43 pm

Heard a few :slwoot: especially on gate duty hahah
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Re: Coronavirus

Post by Gman71 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:43 pm

Bearguy, good luck for Monday fella! Hopefully you’ll get your uniform, tick a few boxes and do a OSG Role until things get back to normal and then start training.

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Re: Coronavirus

Post by JCOX4 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:17 pm

Bearguy wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Anyone believe any of the conspiracies going round about COVID-19 ?
What like the one saying it was creates on purpose to wipe out aload of of the OAPs? :slda:
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