The rule of 6 has come in….sounds rather like a Sherlock Holmes mystery but without the fun…..

Of course lots and lots of people are upset about this especially as if like me you have a family who are 5 in separate household than the 3 we have in, plus my mother. Thankfully my daughter is understanding and will still drop off the children so long as it is safe to do so without breaking the law.

My own mother surprised me as she said she is not going to do it again as she is almost 80 and it is true what she says at her age she cannot afford to keep missing months of her great grandchildren. I think we are just going to have to adjust to this dreadful virus being here and sometimes I feel the way the older generation is being talked about makes them feel a burden, when they are quite often they are voice of reason.

Anyway, back to the original heading. Are we heading back into lockdown again? Of course the Government cannot afford to lock this country down totally as this will bankrupt us, but they need to find a better way of doing it as the drinks and eating job roles are disappearing at an enormous rate, and this is affecting our young people more than any other.

The Government is now toying with the idea of a curfew or a lockdown of pubs again. Now from a selfish point of view neither of those bother me as Mr Points of Sue and I are normally at home from tea time anyway, and we don’t go anywhere but I should imagine those who rely on customers must be pulling their hair out as to what is going to happen and how long will it last.

It is not fair to throw these ideas out there. What should happen is that restrictions are brought in where the areas of the R Rate are continuing to rise, and just watch those who could be tipped. Boris needs to get a grip.

The 'Rule of Six' imposed by Boris Johnson (pictured today at PMQs) on Monday makes it illegal to have larger gatherings, although in Scotland and Wales children under 12 do not need to be counted in the numbers

he needs to sack Matt Hancock as he is the Private Pike of the Government and his words have fallen on deaf ears as he has not delivered that what he promised, and in effect has made it a whole lot worse by being so incompetent.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was repeatedly pressed on the 'unfair and inflexible' Covid restrictions as he made a statement in the Commons yesterday
Matt Hancock.

Now I do not know what is worse, having Private Pike at the helm or Baroness Dido Harding who has no knowledge of the health system and having worked with her at Talk Talk, she has no knowledge of technical equipment either and it is a recipe for disaster…..and we know that because it is here and the testing is being run so badly. Boris needs to get rid of Hancock and the Quango run by Harding as both are not fit for the office they are running.

The rate of infections is now at over 3,000 a day and thankfully the young are not as affected as previously thought. I would hate to think that our young people who have hardly had a chance to live a full life could be threatened.

Is it right the elderly are affected?? Well it is what it is and my own mother stated that if it came between her being tested and her great grandchildren then it must go to the children, and I am of the same agreement. I am not saying that old people should be neglected, but it is the younger people who are working, and our children need to be in school. For now they are not shutting the schools down but my grandson questioned his mother yesterday as to why he has to wear a mask, as nobody else is doing it.

I think my daughter went from nought to sixty in a nanosecond and she has explained that it is to protect him, but what happened to the schools trying to protect the children? I know that it is less and less affecting the children but they take it home to their wider family and unlike my mother I would not be able to see the grandchildren if it spiked due to Mr Points of Sue having a lung condition.

Covid-19 cases are soaring among middle-aged people in England and have risen by upwards of 90 per cent in a fortnight as the outbreak continues to grow, official figures show. Public Health England (PHE) data reveals 23.4 cases are now diagnosed for every 100,000 people aged between 40 and 49 — up from 12.4 at the end of August and coronavirus infection rates have nearly doubled in just a week for people in their fifties, jumping from 10.9 to 20.

The most up-to-date PHE data, which was released on Friday, clearly shows cases are increasing across every age group. People in their twenties — who aren’t as vulnerable to the disease and are likely to escape death or serious illness — are driving the spike with an infection rate of 46, which has doubled in three weeks. Fears of a second wave are growing as the number of Britons being diagnosed with Covid-19 each day has topped 3,000 for the first time since May. Ministers have also been spooked by spiralling outbreaks Europe and rising hospital admissions on the continent.

Hospital admissions — another way of measuring the severity of the pandemic — have doubled in England over the past nine days. More than 150 newly-infected patients required NHS treatment on Sunday, up from a rolling seven-day average of 52 on the last day of August.  (Daily Mail)

Public Health England (PHE) data reveals 23.4 cases are now diagnosed for every 100,000 people aged between 40 and 49 — up from 12.4 at the end of August. And coronavirus infection rates have nearly doubled in just a week for people in their fifties, jumping from 10.9 to 20
Public Health England (PHE) data reveals 23.4 cases are now diagnosed for every 100,000 people aged between 40 and 49 — up from 12.4 at the end of August. And coronavirus infection rates have nearly doubled in just a week for people in their fifties, jumping from 10.9 to 20
The most up-to-date PHE data, which was released on Friday, clearly shows cases are spiralling across every age group. People in their twenties — who aren't as vulnerable to the disease and are likely to escape death or serious illness — are driving the spike with an infection rate of 46, which has doubled in the last three weeks
The most up-to-date PHE data, which was released on Friday, clearly shows cases are spiralling across every age group. People in their twenties — who aren’t as vulnerable to the disease and are likely to escape death or serious illness — are driving the spike with an infection rate of 46, which has doubled in the last three weeks 
Hospital admissions — another way of measuring the severity of the pandemic — have doubled in England over the past ten days. More than 150 newly-infected patients required NHS treatment on Sunday, up from a rolling seven-day average of 52 on the last day of August
Hospital admissions — another way of measuring the severity of the pandemic — have doubled in England over the past ten days. More than 150 newly-infected patients required NHS treatment on Sunday, up from a rolling seven-day average of 52 on the last day of August

I don’t think it is helpful to lay the blame at any one generation as each and every snippet comes out, as this is a virus and young people are doing what young people do….socialising and I think it is harder for them to understand than most. After all, we were all young once and you lived for the partying at weekend and too take it away from them is draconian.

The Government has to stop dithering and come out with a solution. Yes it might be unpopular to lock a certain generation down and I include myself in that, but if it helps to slow down the spread of the virus this can only be a good thing but until Boris gets rid of the incompetent clowns running the NHS and the testing and tracking service we are going to lose faith in his ability bit by bit each day. After all, he has actual Doctors on his back bench and I am sure they can advise him and do the job as it is more than obvious that Hancock and Harding cannot.