Showing posts with label covid-19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label covid-19. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Hang in there



On Monday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland announced a second National Lockdown for Great Britain.

With immediate effect, the 70 million people of Great Britain are quarantined with a "stay at home" order that will be reviewed again on February 15th, but widely expected to last until mid-March.  

Heralding this lockdown as 'One Final Push', is is hoped that at least 20 million of the most vulnerable people will receive the Oxford vaccine, developed in the UK and marketed by AstraZeneca UK, by the end of February.  

Life should slowly start returning to normal in the spring.

Since social mixing is now prohibited by law, this undoubtedly adds up to a lot of people feeling isolated, or bored, or anxious, or a combination of these things.

We hope to alleviate some of that in London City. Each day, thousands of people, pop in, or hang out and nearly all have a story to tell.  The greatest support network is user-to-user interaction, with the varying life perspectives that Residents bring with them and are willing to share with one another.

As always, our clubs and events begin every day around 12pm SL time (8pm UK) and we have a weekly outdoor concert and party on Saturdays and a double event running every Sunday from 11am SL time.  

So if you are feeling at a loose end, want some company, or just want to talk, come to London City. With your company, together, we will get through this once again.

Hang in there!



Sunday, December 20, 2020

UK Christmas Lockdown



Yesterday, in an early evening announcement, the Prime Minister of England, together with the devolved governments of Scotland and Wales, announced that the rules for Christmas were changing, and coming into immediate effect.

A new mutated strain of the virus, which is far more adept at transmitting itself, is rapidly sweeping the UK.  The government believes it is no longer safe for us to socialise with people outside of our family unit.

For most of the UK, Christmas has been cancelled.  The introduction of a new 4th Tier (full lockdown), saw nearly all Tier 3 areas move directly into the new tier, which prevents all visiting, even on Christmas day.

This will be heartbreaking for those who live alone and will come as a shock for others, who had made plans to visit family over the holidays, particularly as the Prime Minister had assured us (only two days ago), that Christmas gatherings could still take place.

Although we can never come close to filling the void that a Christmas at home without loved ones will create, please remember you are not on your own this Christmas.  We really are, in this together.  

At London City in Second Life, we hope that you will join us and enjoy interacting with the community, enjoy parties, quizzes, games and one another's company and immerse yourselves in the virtual Christmas spirit.   We are open, we are active, and we look forward to seeing you.

We may be isolating, but we do not need to feel isolated.  Please join us whenever you can through the holidays, where we can lift each others spirits. 

To check your tier level, visit Gov.uk and enter your postcode.

Stay safe. Eat lots of food. Get drunk.







Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Great Britain in Lockdown



We saw this coming a mile off, didn't we?   

The United Kingdom begins a full National Lockdown again at a minute after midnight on Thursday 5th November.

Here in London City we are determined to make the best of it and keep spirits high with some great entertainment, concerts, parties and events.  There is nothing we can do but wait it out again. Maybe instead of thinking we are stuck at home, we should consider that we are safe at home?

Chin-up everyone.  We've been through this before and emerged. We might as well treat it as a "virtual holiday"

Join us on 5th November from 12pm SL time (8pm UK) because it is Guy Fawkes night and we will be having a wonderful virtual firework display.  Since you have the next day off work, maybe a little tipple to warm the cockles of your heart?


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Here we go again..




It is Lockdown Eve, here in the UK.  It is time to brick up the chimney, and decorate the tree with barbed wire, as we await the latest round of restrictions.

There will never be a better time than now to dust off your avatar and log in to Second Life, where the pubs can trade whatever hours they like, you can meet with hordes of family & friends, and social distancing is something that only happens in the real world.

London City is open and will remain open for your business and social needs.  We will continue to run events each and every day, a big party every Saturday, a concert every week - and of course, social interaction on voice and text with the thousands of visitors who use the hub area to discuss important things, like Bakes on Mesh, Garage Sales and does my bum look big in this.  

Move bag and baggage into the virtual world and relocate here, it is a much happier place.  Before you do, maybe do a bit of panic shopping for essentials like beer and wine.

We're in it together, and the party starts now.

See you in-world!






Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Safe at Home this Easter





This Easter weekend could be a long  and tough one, but thank heavens for this virtual world to take the edge of our collective solitude.

As a community we will make the best of this situation and enjoy Easter as much as we possibly can.

Through the long weekend we hope you will come and enjoy various parties, the Bible Bashing tongue in cheek concert, the Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon race and a certain dubious race we hold each year that raises the odd eyebrow or two.

Shopping for groceries isn't easy either, but since you're already grabbing a chicken, you might as well grab a bottle of wine or some beers, so we can get inebriated in style.

Last weekend's Drinkathon was a dress rehearsal.  This weekend it's the real thing.  So start limbering up!

Instead of being stuck at home, consider this.. you are safe at home!







Thursday, March 26, 2020

Covenant Update



The London City Covenant has been updated. The full covenant is displayed here .

For those already familiar with the covenant, the only change in this revision is the following information has been added since its last amendment in October 2019:


We are living in unsettled times, where the virtual community, more than ever, has come together for companionship during forced isolation from the real world. 

We very much hope that you will find London City a great place to come and chat, chill-out and enjoy some pleasant company and conversations. 

We do not wish to curtail anyone's enjoyment and we fully realise that there is a certain kind of 'gallows humour' that some people will adopt by way of a coping strategy. 

However, we expect our patrons to act responsibly and thoughtfully as each one of us will inevitably need to adapt to a changing world and circumstances. 

Whilst Coronavirus is in no way a taboo subject, we have decided that we will not host deliberately offensive residents or potentially distressing COVID-19 based avatars, or those wearing attachments that make people cough and claim to have infected them. We view this as "broadly offensive content or conduct" and will issue one warning only to remove the attachment. Those failing to comply will have their access to the estate revoked. 

Let's keep London City in Second Life fun for everyone, at this time when we all need to use its resources, and look to each other to lift our spirits.