If you are not completely confused then you haven’t been paying attention.
From the middle of March and all through the lock-down here in Spain, I have kept completely up-to-date with all Covid-19 developments, adopted all PPE precautions and social distancing, and so has the other main contributor to this blog, Rubí donkey.
And yet, I have been gradually coming to the conclusion that the more you pay close attention to all the advice, the more confused you become. It seems that everything you have been doing to conform with the instructions needs to be reassessed in the light of new additions to information, complete reversals, or total gobbledygook which leaves you wondering if the politicians and medical spokespeople are trying to compete with satirical comedians performing parodies of government information. We have examples of this in Spanish news and UK News nearly every day.
“Pubs in England may have to close in order for schools to open safely.” This was the offering from UK main news headlines today. What on earth does that actually mean?
What next? Supermarkets may have to close in order for horse racing to restart. Air travel may be grounded so that open-air opera may re-start without overhead distractions. Traditional Punch & Judy may begin again on beaches but without the use of Sausages or The Crocodile.
I came to the conclusion today that if I simply carry on with my routine of shopping during the quiet time in the afternoon, strictly observing mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distance; and return straight home again with no further contact with the outside world, I don’t need to listen to any more mad instructions.
Keep safe >>> Be a speck in the landscape >>> Stop listening to updates
Update Saturday 5pm:
A clarification has been issued by the Special Needs Adviser in Number 10, currently on holiday in Specsavers, Benidorm…