A Government minister has complained that “no effort” is being made by members of the public to socially distance in the streets.
British public make “no effort” to socially distance: Lord Nicholas True said that he has noted on many occasions that people do not keep to the 2 metre apart rule while outside and said that this is in sharp contrast to the first lockdown. During a discussion regarding the coronavirus policies of the UK’s four nations, Lord Haselhurst, Conservative cabinet minister, said “the Government is fighting an invisible and not fully understood enemy”.
He added that with “conflicting expert opinions… there really does have to be great restraint exercised if we’re to help to bolster public resolve, which in the end is what we all depend if this virus is to be defeated”. Lord True also said “A lot does rest on us ourselves, in the way we behave and in our sense of responsibility and common resolve, and we should not let that flag.
I frequently note now as I walk down the road people make no effort to social distance at all, which is in sharp contrast to the observance of space that was practised in the original lockdown. Those items of washing your hands, giving space and observing the rules are very important.” Baroness Meacher has called for parents of children at the highest risk to be vaccinated first and said that if this did not happen then excess deaths can be expected among relatively young parents.
Lord True’s complaint on Friday came after the Government announced the tiers for each area of England when lockdown finishes on 2nd December. All but 3 areas are in tiers that mostly ban socialising with other households indoors.
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