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tbpkghl3mo
Wrong slack xD
peupjwjngpotdvo3mo
Hi, everybody!
cpmlbl3mo
Is there a visa for freelancers in the UK/London like Germany/Berlin?
gdmjunldoasoj3mo
I've never heard of one.
saxgysh3mo
sqvgkzm technation.io/visa/startup-and-innovator/ & www.gov.uk/start-up-visabr />Youโ€™ve got to be starting a novel business but itโ€™s possible to go this route.

If youโ€™re seeking employment, thereโ€™s the traditional Tech Nation visa:
parcdf3mo
Thank you okpsosbg โœจ
sylxdcsmjtehj3mo
I generally go with 3 mobile
wqzpanhiboweg3mo
unlimited for 26 is a pretty good deal. just keep in mind that using it outside the UK you'll have a data cap.
bir3mo
I go with giffgaff
ufq3mo
80GB data a month for ยฃ20
sqbhpykjcotjh3mo
with 20 GB available for roaming, that's a better deal if you'll spend more time in europe.
zxmdnrtmh3mo
Do these plans incur a cost if you make calls or text outside of the UK?
ivzlaisjyufyr3mo
Dunno. I never use my sim to make calls or texts. That's what WhatsApp is for.
pbr3mo
Sometimes
btr3mo
Giffgaff at least has a site where you ether country and shows the rates
wgp3mo
And I like how itโ€™s not a contract so you can cancel anytime
doiucsipkxoptlf3mo
three mobile doesn't if in the EU (most countries for now)
qbxhpmutg3mo
Neat, thanks. I'm moving to the UK and trying to find a plan that most resembles my T-Mobile "Magenta Plus" plan here in the US. One thing I particularly like is the global partnership that allows free roaming and data (2G/3G) in different countries around the world. It'd be great to find something comparable
feivfrizphokzob3mo
lrqehpxluthkuwkj just arrived in ๐Ÿ’‚ #london #united-kingdom
fmmocndqagkyerf3mo
sfvpzncclseodmjo just arrived in ๐Ÿ’‚ #london #united-kingdom
musbyymel2mo
Curious to know what it's like in London right now amidst this Covid-19 pandemic
atubmtlby2mo
My move is delayed to London and I am curious to know what the on-the-ground feel is right now
plcribrjt2mo
Wow looks so eery
khsjzkyxj2mo
Okay, glad to know they're attempting to at least socially distance
xaozcmzpmluto2mo
he says it's like a post apocalyptic scene
exxpxzrpi2mo
From what I've read online, it seemed like this wasn't yet "officially" in practice
qkmbsbazoqidh2mo
yeah, there are still tons of people ignoring it. this is one small square in a large city.
rcxurnlxanpfr2mo
and they're still at the office vs working at home even though they're a media company and there is 0 need to be in the office.
mntazqeui2mo
Any feel on government slowdown because of Covid-19? Selfishly, I have paperwork being processed by the British government and an crossing my fingers they are still able to process them ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
jzpujfcmizwec2mo
i'm not in the UK, so i can't comment about here, but i just talked to a car dealer in germany about buying a car and he said the local govt is shut down for at least 4 weeks so nothing like that is being processed. so i would expect delays...
czcozqaar2mo
Yeah, that's my current expectation of everything right now; with this changing so rapidly on a daily basis who knows what's to come
dtwjvnase2mo
I mean not a shutdown but severe delays
ozohuyzglt2mo
Iโ€™m here now. No official order for people to stay at home. No official order for businesses to close. Buses and tube running pretty much as usual. Many businesses closed or takeaway only. Food on shelves. Amazon prime and prime now working just fine. Food delivery companies are non-stop. If sustainable I would hope that no lockdown is needed.
luowkby2mo
Supermarket doesn't have toilet paper, pasta, and low on other products.
Some people in the streets, maybe 10%of what is usual, surprisingly a lot of those are old people.
dsamzov2mo
Im actually a bit worried if there is a lockdown since i was planning start being a nomad in May.
dujgyyg2mo
My house contract is going to end in a month and i still need to send a lot of boxes back to my home country. :/ and i already have airbnbs booked in estonia and Poland
rgmsnkpcokizcc2mo
deijpyst at least you donโ€™t have it the other way around - I have already paid for 2 months rent in expensive London that I can now say goodbye to ๐Ÿ˜ญ
urcvzjbtlisqy2mo
Didn't Airbnb change their cancellation fees so you can get refunds? Just wait until the places you're going are on the list and ask for the refund.
kpztdhyh2mo
lxfvuclhd just arrived in ๐Ÿ’‚ #london #united-kingdom
owtbsij2mo
rjpsmhvnnxuvoxr wanderingdev is right, if they close the borders airbnb allow for free cancelation. Or you're not coming either way?
phebjwwgtpkvnv2mo
Itโ€™s not through airbnb unfortunately, but a regular sublet
viswjxlnu2mo
So sorry to hear cmhrncuupoahdje ! Is there any way to get that back due to these extreme circumstances?
bdcshdbcp2mo
Thanks for the report. It seems then that London and DC (where I am now) feel similar. Most companies here are mandating people work from home though, so that could be contributing to the low traffic outside
ioqbcmvjctcbud2mo
xskmgskfmm Iโ€™ve tried asking for some money back, but Iโ€™m afraid itโ€™s a no! Itโ€™s a real shame, but Iโ€™m also reminding myself Iโ€™m lucky me and my family still have our health and a stable income, some are being hit way harder during these times
kqtlukljt2mo
That's a good attitude to have about it ๐Ÿ™‚
fecadxjhmk2mo
Luckily there are another 295 hospitals in London to help out ๐Ÿ˜…
gtkniggvgbirl2mo
you think they have 30k beds?
wadaobjcus2mo
Northwick Park sounds like a hotspot if they need that many beds
yyhavbjsdorkp2mo
I think it's for the city, not that one area.
gxdhsvorwrmlp2mo
interesting stats:

According to an intensive care doctor and professor here (in Belgium), there is a clear correlation between the number of intensive care beds pr 100,000 inhabitants and the Covid-19 case fatality rate (number of infected people who die).

For instance,

GERMANY
- 35 intensive care beds per 100,000 inhabitants
- 16,627 people infected with the coronavirus
- 44 deaths
- = case fatality rate of 0.26

FRANCE
- 10.4 intensive care beds per 100,000 inhabitants
- 10,995 people infected with the coronavirus
- 372 deaths
- = case fatality rate of 3.38

ITALY
- 8.6 intensive care beds per 100,000 inhabitants
- 41,035 people infected with the coronavirus
- 3,405 deaths
- = case fatality rate of 8.29
fmmsl2mo
Just a heads up, the case fatality rate (CFR) is not the percentage of infected people who die
dzmqv2mo
it's the percentage of cases (infected person who was tested and diagnosed) that die
qjyrl2mo
no country is doing randomised population testing, so cases < infections, and many countries have quite strict criteria for testing, for example that you must both have symptoms and have a known link to someone with an existing positive test result
bmbgh2mo
CFR will be much higher than real fatality rate (the percentage of infected people that die), and the ratio between the two will be different in each country
aswcroodqgvbnc2mo
xzkzxafiksyovcq just arrived in ๐Ÿ’‚ #london #united-kingdom
xwchwpalcwbkbk2mo
Did anyone just go out and do a little clapping? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘
cxocvhh2mo
I didn't even know about it ๐Ÿ˜…
wpludaurw2mo
That's a long line, but, at a social distance, a safe one ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿง
exfhwyxlwlyspsj2mo
Hi, Iโ€™m Max. Looking for a partner in London how involved in the Startup Ecosystem
sgsjkprfhueawvpge1mo
Anyone in the UK right now during everything happening? How is it? Partner and i are about to have to fly back from Singapore as our visas our ending and we have UK passports, not sure if it's the right decision so wanting to climate check.
jiuwkimcp1mo
I'm here UK3P9HNUE. Happy to answer any questions you have. I live in London if it helps.

Basically, we are on full lockdown so you won't be able to do anything except go to the shop or go out for a run/walk once a day.
kexdjrvms1mo
Let me know if there's anything specific you were interested in.
kcktltorz1mo
otherwise, good luck with the move ๐Ÿ™‚
jncbvzkxgp1mo
Yeah Iโ€™m here in central London. It is and has been fine. Grocery deliveries keeping me stocked, no real reason to go out. Where I live and who I know itโ€™s hard to collate what I read in the news with daily life.
gqhufruidmhuhapls1mo
Thanks guys! I'm british citizen by birth but haven't actually lived there at all since leaving as a child, so it's less than optimal that it may be my only option to come back. don't have a place to go so would need to find somewhere to rent. Considering heading to Glasgow as my sister lives there, but again would still have to rent somewhere + self quarantine for a while. Good to know grocery delivery is an option and still working!
kuorztjgdwizzbrhy1mo
from what I can tell, trains are still running too, so it would be possible to go to glasgow
pircjbvuj1mo
tqlcjinslrsfpzjqpw public transport is still moving for those that need it, so you'll be able to get to where you need to live. People have, on the whole, been impressively self disciplined when it comes to lockdown (at least from my experience in london) with a lot of transport down to about 10-20% capacity.

You should be ok if in quarantine with grocery delivery, but there are plenty of online communities (nextdoor etc) where i am sure you'll find someone willing to help with shopping if no slots are available, too.
pfbgoepqjoov1mo
What visa are you on currently? I'm in Singapore I'm on a standard visitor visa, asked for my 2nd extension already (not their typical practice) and they issued it for me without even requesting a payment!
bxlqcifdssxyiymwb28d
thanks Joe - this was helpful, and reassuring ๐Ÿ™‚ I managed to get my visa extended in singapore so will stay put 1 more month and see how the world looks then
fvdrkaqhlzizlcylq28d
Also standard visitor! Just renewed this weekend and was also surprised to have it approved (2nd extension) without payment. Bizarre, and also I'm super grateful.
rjrxpsqpbzld28d
Happy to hear that! I couldn't find a written word about that policy anywhere online, but yeah it seems like they really want us to stay at home ๐Ÿ˜„ Enjoy your free month! I'll probably ask for another one afterward...
fqgeoxqnmebrhldzz28d
Hahahah for sure, good luck! Weโ€™ll see whatโ€™s happening in June ๐Ÿ˜Š
coviniwfq28d
no sweat! Glad it worked out!
dcooozn27d
Im also in London, airbnb prices are really low now. Even cheaper than long term rents.
Supermarkets are ok, they still have pretty much everything. Maybe not so many options
qlphdwg26d
Airbnb cheaper then rent, I should took a look.... I just moved today (from north London to different north London). hmm next time I will save money ๐Ÿ˜…
bqoepvwhqeehutx24d
lermjmiwllfyfiex just arrived in ๐Ÿ’‚ #london #united-kingdom
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