I have now realised why we were all so good at staying safe and indoors during the previous period of lock down.
Previously we could only exercise once a day but now I think we can do it as much as we have the stamina for which is good news for keep fit fanatics, unfortunately as all I have been doing is sitting on my bottom trying to finish the book I’m writing it will make little difference to me.
As I understood it before, I could visit my parents but only one at a time although I’m not sure if we had to do it outdoors or if we would be permitted to go inside or chat to one in the garden whilst waving to the other through the window but once again this will make little difference to me unless the Government has found a way to raise the dead.
The rules seem a little unclear as to whether one can have a barbecue although I think we can now gather in groups of six although I have no idea if they have to be all from the same family or whether you have to be part of that family.
Some shops will be permitted to open as long as you social distance when in them which may be a little tricky in some of the smaller local shops one might want to visit, but you can’t go to a pub or restaurant no matter how far you keep apart, although I have heard of pubs doing take away beer.
I have seen on the television vast numbers of people congregating on our beaches, parks and beauty spots, although I have no idea if this is within the guidelines or not.
Apparently football is starting again although the stadiums will have to remain empty, I’m not sure about the rules concerning most football players tendency to spit all the time when playing but as I can’t stand football, once again it will make very little difference to my life.
Do forgive me if I have left out some of the new rules as it all seemed to get lost in the confusion and fog surrounding them, perhaps my attempt to clarify the rules for you has not been quite as useful as I was hoping.
As I said at the beginning of this post I now realise why we were so good at following the rules in the first place and as it is my intention to finish my book before Covid 19 is over I shall continue to observe the rather simple instructions we had at the start.
STAY INDOORS, KEEP SAFE, FINISH BOOK, RUSH OUT LIKE A MAN POSSESSED WHEN THE ALL CLEAR SIREN SOUNDS OR THE CHURCH BELLS RING AGAIN!