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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby miltiades » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:01 am

I sent an sms to 8998 at 7.28 am.
Its now 7.59 and still no response. Obviously the system is not working as its neant. Do I wait another 30 minutes before venturing out or do I simply say ...fuck it.Im going!!
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby Londonrake » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:11 am

miltiades wrote:I sent an sms to 8998 at 7.28 am.
Its now 7.59 and still no response. Obviously the system is not working as its neant. Do I wait another 30 minutes before venturing out or do I simply say ...fuck it.Im going!!



Print out the form. If you can’t print, fill it in and email it to your phone.
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby miltiades » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:30 am

Londonrake wrote:
miltiades wrote:I sent an sms to 8998 at 7.28 am.
Its now 7.59 and still no response. Obviously the system is not working as its neant. Do I wait another 30 minutes before venturing out or do I simply say ...fuck it.Im going!!



Print out the form. If you can’t print, fill it in and email it to your phone.

Ok I will do this. Over an hour now and no response.
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby Kikapu » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 am

miltiades wrote:
Londonrake wrote:
miltiades wrote:I sent an sms to 8998 at 7.28 am.
Its now 7.59 and still no response. Obviously the system is not working as its neant. Do I wait another 30 minutes before venturing out or do I simply say ...fuck it.Im going!!



Print out the form. If you can’t print, fill it in and email it to your phone.

Ok I will do this. Over an hour now and no response.

Is it possible that there is a quota the number of people can be issued permit to leave their homes at any given time?
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby cyprusgrump » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:04 am

Kikapu wrote:
miltiades wrote:
Londonrake wrote:
miltiades wrote:I sent an sms to 8998 at 7.28 am.
Its now 7.59 and still no response. Obviously the system is not working as its neant. Do I wait another 30 minutes before venturing out or do I simply say ...fuck it.Im going!!



Print out the form. If you can’t print, fill it in and email it to your phone.

Ok I will do this. Over an hour now and no response.

Is it possible that there is a quota the number of people can be issued permit to leave their homes at any given time?


That can be the only reason for doing it surely...?
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby miltiades » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:06 am

Just received response.
ERROR POSTAL CODE AND ID.
Rubbish, both the Postal code and ID are correct. Not impressed.!
Just received another sms with approval.
ΕΓΚΡΙΝΕΤΑΙ - 2 145646 4106 - ΜΕΧΡΙ 25/03/2020 11:07
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby Maximus » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:17 am

I dont understand why you have to fill out a form and carry it with you to go out. :?

This is just stupid.

probably one of the stupidest procedures I have ever heard.

So if the police stop you, you should give them this self authorized form as opposed to telling them why you are out and presenting your ID?
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby Maximus » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:27 am

basically, there is no lock down with this.....

People will still be moving around, and carrying forms..
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby Londonrake » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:38 am

Maximus wrote:I dont understand why you have to fill out a form and carry it with you to go out. :?

This is just stupid.

probably one of the stupidest procedures I have ever heard.

So if the police stop you, you should give them this self authorized form as opposed to telling them why you are out and presenting your ID?


Yes, yes and yes.

The idea is to stop people leaving their homes (in Cyprus :lol: ) except in the “exceptional” circumstances on the SMS/form. How they plan to enforce it beats me. However, if you’re out and challenged, don’t have the necessary document/clearance (valid for 3 hours from filled in) then you will supposedly be liable to a €150 fine.
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Re: New lockdown rules

Postby cyprusgrump » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:56 am

Maximus wrote:I dont understand why you have to fill out a form and carry it with you to go out. :?

This is just stupid.

probably one of the stupidest procedures I have ever heard.

So if the police stop you, you should give them this self authorized form as opposed to telling them why you are out and presenting your ID?



I reckon the idea is to 'normalise' having to ask for permission to go out.

Once everybody gets used to it they can set up other systems to basically control numbers.

The expats seem to be loving it... :roll:

Just taken the dog for a walk... Printed out the form, walked the dog, chucked the form in the bin. What a farce...
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