Colonel Panic wrote:
robert79 wrote:Simple, other than the once a week for groceries, I won't go to shops.
This is the official end of the high street and market towns. Jeff Bezos will be the first trillionaire in history.
I'm hoping for a u-turn in the not to distant future, or mass disobedience.
Bizarre attitude IMV; I wore a mask several times yesterday, and whilst it wasn't exactly pleasant, it was hardly a chore either.
We have been wearing masks for shopping etc for nearly three months in Germany, it has allowed the reopening of a lot of the economy without an increase in infected people.
A tiny price to pay for those extra freedoms.
Supermarkets have never shut and all other shops have been open for a month with no increase in infected people - it continues to decrease other than for localised outbreaks.
My problem isn't so much the measure. It's that it's far too late to make any difference, and the manner by which it's been brought in.
Am I the only person who is a little frightened at the fact that because of an enabling act, if Boris decides something, that's it. No debate. No checks and balances. No parliamentary scrutiny or challenge.
So you might be OK with mask wearing in a shop. But what's next? Masks outside? In your home? Perhaps you will only be allowed to visit the supermarket a set number of times a month, or only be allowed out of your home on certain days of the week to help with social distancing?
Yes, all very unlikely you say. But 6 months ago would you have believed we'd have a Tory government paying 80% of the wages of the proletariat, or be subsidising eating out for a month?
What t the Twitter and Facebook mob going to demand of Boris next? And when will he stop pandering to them?
Secondly, it's just brain-dead to on the one hand encourage us to go the pub, restaurants and back into the office where masks are not mandated but at the same time mandate masks in shops. In all of these places you will have much closer and longer duration contact with people than reaching for the cornflakes in Tesco. It's either safe or it's not. My view is it's safe not to wear a mask (for me and others), because where I live the seven day rolling average case number is zero. If I was in Leicester I might feel differently.
It's a pointless measure at this stage of the game, and unless the use of certain types of mask is outlawed could well be counter productive.