Jurassic wrote: ↑
Sun May 10, 2020 11:20 pm
I've heard mention of a 50 page document being published tomorrow detailing what is and isn't to be permitted.
I'm not an expert, but unless they revise the Act they passed which brought in the restrictions then surely what is legal to do is unchanged?
They can produce all the guidance they like and have as many press conferences but the Law is defined in the Act that was passed with the emergency powers etc.
This is what caused the confusion as what the police were enforcing isn't what the law stated. It says you may leave your house for exercise but doesn't state any restrictions on the duration, location or number of times. This once a day for an hour was just the advice during one of the press conferences. If they'd wanted it to be once a day it wouldn't have been hard to put that in Law, well maybe too tricky for them to manage?
Because the once-a-day has been repeated so many times on the TV the general public think this is law, they just take it at face value.
I've only been out once a day exercising and not even close to every day. But I also use my bike to run errands for my elderly mother. The old woman across the road asked me where I was going once when she saw me leaving on the bike for the second time in the same day. The repeating of it now has the public policing it for them
Jane works in Covid 19 research, here at least we're not passed the peak. What we need is the original lock-down enforced not relaxing. The roads are busy again with cars with multiple occupants, the supermarket had whole families in it when I went last week, I've seen groups of kids all meeting up in the local area, groups of dog walkers stood next to each other chatting, they all seem to have forgotten about distancing and over the weeks just slipped back into normal behaviour.