As we come out of Christmas and head into New Year, I think its time to take a moment to look at the UK government. What we have had so far is
Go mad, Covid is not going to get you over Christmas, celebrate it with 2 other families (no matter how big) indoors over 5 days.
These areas, can no longer celebrate with anyone other than their own household but everyone else can still go nuts with their other 2 households but only on Christmas day
Quickly followed by (on the 23rd December)
Right, so try and tone it down slightly because all of these areas are going into tier 4 on Boxing day (tier 4 is lockdown)
In each of these the government was very clear that schools would reopen in January.
Only now we are waiting to the 30th when these tiers get reviewed and now I have the problem that Government ministers are saying on TV that schools will go back but staggered starts. The problem? The newspapers are reported sources high up in Westminster are going to close schools. But I hear you say Trina why is this a problem?
Well because for the last 9 months, news gets leaked on twitter via newspapers to what the goverment is actually doing, so when ministers say one thing but sources high up in Westminister say another and the leaks are normally accurate and our politicians lie, its difficult to know what to do.
Especially as keeping the schools open is the hill the government has decided to die on, no matter the numbers saying it spreads like wildfire through schools, they have kept them open. It makes no sense to anyone with half a brain as to why we couldn’t celebrate Christmas with our families, but we can send our child into a school to mix with a minimum of 30 pupiles (in monkey’s case it is about 300)
So now we wait to see if they will close the schools and more importantly how much fucking notice they give.