Would You Move Christmas Festivities To Summer To Contain COVID 19 Spread?

Members of the Government’s Scientific Group for Emergencies (SAGE) want Britons to ditch plans for family reunions over the festive season, weeks after millions are set to be released from lockdown.

The advice presented to ministers says that whenever announcing that a particular form of social interaction needs to be avoided, then they actively propose and reinforce a less risky form of socialising.

These could include carrying out the activity at a later date, such as planning a summer family get together to replace meeting at Christmas.

If people find it emotionally or almost impossible to avoid making contact with someone outside their household then they should be encouraged to make meeting that person as safe as possible.

For instance, if you want to meet someone, then you should self-quarantine before having contact for at least 14 days and then avoid direct and lengthy contact when meeting.

Boris Johnson has insisted the four-week lockdown, due to expire on December 2, should be enough to get the COVID rate down and protect the NHS.

The Prime Minister said England will return to the three-tier system after the nationwide shutdown comes to an end.

This could mean some communities will be under stringent constraints over the Christmas period, including a prohibition on the mixing of households.

Speaking at the Downing Street press conference on Friday, he acknowledged many were worried, weary and fed up after a rebellion on the measures from Conservative MPs.

Boris Johnson said he had every confidence the measures would work so hospitals would not be overwhelmed and the lockdown could be lifted as planned.

Christmas is in December and should stay as such, but we just have to adjust and accept that things might be a tad different this year. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing and some of us are fortunate that we live in an era where we can remain connected with our loved ones through technology, unfortunately, not everyone comprehends that technology, particularly the elderly, so they’re totally isolated.

But let’s not forget that as human beings we do need social contact and not just tech, but just for the time being while this virus has a hold on us and has taken us all prisoner we might just need to make the best of a bad situation – it’s not ideal, but what other choice do we have?

And I know we have plenty of conspiracy theory people out there that believe that this is a ruse for our Governments to control us, and they could just be right – our Governments might never allow us to have freedom again.

Boris Johnson might be spewing all his rules, we can’t do this, we can’t do that, but I can bet your bottom dollar that families will definitely be going to see their families Christmas Day, and they won’t give a damn if they get fined for spending time with their families over Christmas – what are the Government going to do? Police everyone over the Christmas period?

Should we cancel Christmas and remain at home? Perhaps we should, and be thankful that we still have our families fit and alive. Maybe we can have the biggest Christmas ever next year and the Government can give us all an extremely nice bonus for forfeiting this one this year.

But by that time we might all be mind-controlled by then!

Published by Angela Lloyd

My vision on life is pretty broad, therefore I like to address specific subjects that intrigue me. Therefore I really appreciate the world of politics, though I have no actual views on who I will vote for, that I will not tell you, so please do not ask! I am like an observation station when it comes to writing, and I simply take the news and make it my own. I have no expectations, I simply love to write, and I know this seems really odd, but I don't get paid for it, I really like what I do and since I am never under any pressure, I constantly find that I write much better, rather than being blanketed under masses of paperwork and articles that I am on a deadline to complete. The chances are, that whilst all other journalists are out there, ripping their hair out, attempting to get their articles completed, I'm simply rambling along at my convenience creating my perfect piece. I guess it must look pretty unpleasant to some of you that I work for nothing, perhaps even brutal. Perhaps I have an obvious disregard for authority, I have no idea, but I would sooner be working for myself, than under somebody else, excuse the pun! Small I maybe, but substantial I will become, eventually. My desk is the most chaotic mess, though surprisingly I know where everything is, and I think that I would be quite unsuited for a desk job. My views on matters vary and I am extremely open-minded to the stuff that I write about, but what I write about is the truth and getting it out there, because the people must be acquainted. Though I am quite entertained by what goes on in the world. My spotlight is mostly to do with politics, though I do write other material as well, but it's essentially politics that I am involved in, and I tend to concentrate my attention on that, however, information is essential. If you have information the possibilities are endless because you are only limited by your own imagination...

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