Let me get this straight, the argument was by no means about whether or not we have been doing ‘okay’ in Tier 2 however that we weren’t being supplied sufficient cash to step up into Tier 3.
Except I’m fully ignorant and have missed the purpose right here as quickly as more cash was supplied we leapt into Tier 3 like some child who lastly acquired the birthday current he wished after rolling round on the ground for 20 minutes.
Or, it was a matter of right here take this cash or take none and we’ll put you in Tier 3 anyway.
Apparently solely £12m was on the desk however we wished £58.2m. In the long run we secured £42m monetary assist for companies, the care sector and faculties. Nicely, a great deal all spherical then.
Part of me desires to suppose that we have been nonetheless being guided by the science however then I realise that possibly it most likely wasn’t about that in any respect.
What occurred to the info, the figures, the graphs and the fixed bashing of Lancashire’s inside metropolis wards as being essentially the most contaminated elements of the UK for the very best a part of three months? I suppose we earned that Tier 3 if nothing else.
I can think about the remainder of the nation can be becoming a member of us in Tier 3 quickly. For the second a few of the extra prosperous areas of the UK with larger charges of an infection stay in Tier 2. Why?
As a result of for the second they see the advantages of their native financial system of staying on that decrease risk degree. The folks of Lancashire have been in some degree of lockdown for the previous seven months. We by no means truly got here out of it.
The brand new alert degree means pubs will shut and there at the moment are bans on family mixing indoors, in personal gardens and most outside venues. Which is dangerous information for these small companies who tried their greatest to open up with restrictions.
On the plus aspect, the gyms are staying open and you’ll play ‘organised sport’ with as many individuals from totally different elements of the county as you need. It’s simply small 5-a-side footy along with your mates which is banned as that is clearly much more harmful.
Now, I hear some readers can be virtually relieved that now we have gone into the upper ‘risk’ degree.
As a result of clearly, an entire load of folks have been merely not getting the message while we have been in Tier 2. I might disagree. We acquired the message loud and clear it’s simply folks had turn into slightly fatigued with messages that made little sense.
And possibly they’d have compelled us Lancashire folks into Tier 3 anyway.
The straightforward truth is Tier 1, 2 or 3 the exact same guidelines apply as they did again in April. Wash your fingers, preserve your distance, keep house in case you are not feeling nicely and don’t go to Wales. Keep secure everybody.