General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
Are restrictions more severe than March?
We know that the UK is going to threat level 5, the highest level, which means there is a danger of the NHS being overwhelmed within 21 days.
When the prime minister announced these threat levels in May he was clear that during the first lockdown the country had only been in level four.
At the time he also said: “The higher the level, the tougher and stricter we will have to be.”
So on that basis should we have expected tighter restrictions in England than we saw during the first lockdown in March?
If anything, the restrictions appear slightly less severe. For example, support bubbles and childcare bubbles exist this time. Also, outdoor playgrounds will be open when they were closed last time.
Communal worship is still allowed as long as social distancing is observed.
One significant change since March is that face coverings are compulsory in indoor public settings such as shops, public transport or places of worship.
From the BBC.
Replied: 4th Jan 2021 at 21:12