These weird feelings…
Are you feeling as though the news about COVID-19 and wearing masks, going back to school, and socialising is just regurgitating itself over and over again with no clear instructions from our leadership? It seems like we’re stuck in this bubble of news boredom and leadership confusion … Does that make sense?
Now Boris Johnson has told The Telegraph “We will not need another national lockdown” and likens shutdown to the nuclear deterrent, saying: ‘I certainly don’t want to use it’
So let me give you my views as confused as I am:
Do we or don’t we? Or is the decision in our own hands? And why is it compulsory as of 24th July? Why do customers have to wear them in shops but not the staff? What’s gonna be in the air then that isn’t in the air now??
The UK is the third worst-hit country by coronavirus, behind the US and Brazil, with close to 45,000 fatalities. YouGov data shows that the public may simply be waiting for the Government to tell them they have to.
Most Britons (55%) don’t think the Government has a policy on wearing a face mask in settings like town centres and high streets. A further third (34%) think official advice has been to wear masks but compliance remains optional, and 5% think masks are mandatory in such spaces already.YouGov
My Twitter colleague and radio pal Quentin Nield was in Spain last week… check out his Tweet.
OK Q nice and to the point …. but I think he’s also confirming that direct instructions have been given. Why are we here in the UK receiving so many mixed messages?
Back To School
All pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.
According to the BBC: When schools reopen fully in England in September, the government wants teachers to keep classes or whole year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. Schools will be asked to minimise the number of contacts each pupil has during the day, by keeping classes or whole year groups apart in separate “protective bubbles” rather than practising individual social distancing.
- have strict hand-washing policies
- promote the “catch it, bin it, kill it” approach when it comes to coughing and sneezing
- step up cleaning arrangements
- be ready to contact NHS Test and Trace