Personally I think that, privately, they are terrified of a second wave of the virus. So they are changing the advice and if it comes, they will say it is because people did not use their common sense as advised.fairydandy wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:49 pmI would have understood it more if this had happened four months ago. It's bizarre that now it's under control, we are going backwards. Last week I shopped quite cheerfully with the hand gels and the distancing, with no apparent risk to others, now t's apparently not safe to do that? It doesn't make sense.whitequeen20 wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:08 am The point is though that if you no longer have immunity and you catch it again, even if it doesn't make you ill, you can still pass it on to other people, vulnerable people who are now being told it's ok to go out and encouraged to get back to work etc. Masks protect others more than they do you so even if you aren't bothered for yourself I'd assume you wouldn't want to be responsible for potentially infecting others who might subsequently die or be seriously ill for a long time.
I asked this before, but I wilĺ ask it again. Should we now adopt this policy every winter because the flu is likely to kill 20,000 people? The disease might differ and it might be less severe, but the point that we are all infecting others with it is exactly the same.
I had to ask one customer numerous times yesterday to put the mask he had around his chin up across his mouth and nose.