Indeed, it's an idiocy on biblical scale. Wear face masks in shops stick to the 2m metre rule..... unless you're part of the hospitality industry in which case you don't have to stick to 2m and given that a portion of the 'hospitality industry' involves people eating and drinking it makes face masks even more idiotic. I have no specific issues with rules and guidelines but this stupid attitude of a rule for everyone 'unless' is starting to get beyond a joke now. The UK government did it with the social bubble thing. You can have a social bubble of up to 6 people I think it was unless you're a school child in which case they were going to extend it to 30 people or to put it another way there is no way to work within the guidelines so just admit that and give it up. Sorry but you just have to look at the figures of countries that have done the job well to see that lockdowns have stopped the spread of the virus within those respective countries. The difference comes with the respective countries attitudes to what they are trying to achieve with their lockdowns and what they plan to do post lockdown. The countries that have opted to stop it dead have done so and continue to go in to isolated lockdowns to eradicate pockets as they spring up. To put that in context somewhere like SK would lockdown a city if it had 60 or so cases spring up. On the flipside the countries were lockdown will be ineffective are those that have treated it as something that has to be managed as an on going issue, something that needs to be pushed back until the numbers are low enough to allow them to come out of lockdown and then just manage the on going numbers hoping that the guidelines and 'common sense' will prevent any spikes. To put this in context that number of 60 cases that would lock down a Chinese or SK city won't be enough to even register in the daily figures of somewhere like the UK or US. It's very odd when you really think about it. I can imagine that somewhere like SK the folk there will continue to follow guidelines despite that country having a near eradication of the virus yet places like the US and UK we'll follow the guidelines until we get bored, we could still have 25000 people a week being infected (at least according to latest ONS figures) yet folk are already looking at just going back to doing things normally. We hold our freedoms in such high regard that our governments waited too long and then were not heavy handed enough with what we needed to do to actually put a dead stop to this and the truly ironic thing about all this is that counties like China, the people there will have a restoration of their normal daily lives and their freedoms long before we ever do because we are now going to spend the forseeable future yoyoing between guidelines and lockdowns.