At-risk elderly must lead by example over Tier rules – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: David Andrews, Harrogate.

Large parts of London and the South are now in Tier 4 lockdown restrictions.

ENJOYING lunch with my wife at a local restaurant earlier this month, I noticed two elderly couples arrive at an adjacent four feet square table. It’s possible they were from the same household but if not there is a dilemma.

Should the restaurant have pointed out the possible breach of guidelines and risked offending perhaps long-standing customers or should I?

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The restaurant needs the trade but doesn’t need a potential fine. The elderly have most to lose during the pandemic. If we can’t stick to the rules, why should others?

Large parts of the country now face new lockdown restrictions that are impacting heavily on the retail sector.

From: Frank Bond, Fenwick, Doncaster.

I CAN’T understand how this country of ours is in such a diabolical state when, just going by the letters to The Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire is full of world- beating experts on all topics from HS2 to Covid, from Brexit to policing, from global warming to devolution.

I ran our local pub quiz for 20 odd years, pre-Covid, and I am reminded when one night I asked a question, and despite me having thoroughly checked and verified all questions and answers, was told by five people that I was wrong.

What is really interesting is that all these five experts were shouting out different answers!

From: Hazel Maxwell, Harrogate.

MOST people don’t want schools to close. Most pupils, I think, also want schools to remain open. Why is it then that we regularly see large groups of high school pupils grouped together, as if they’ve never heard of Covid and social distancing?

If pupils want schools to stay open, they need to behave accordingly.

From: Geoffrey Care, Green Meadows Drive, Filey.

THIS Government is clearly unable to cope. Have we not reached the point where a coalition government is essential to our recovery and our reputation?

From: Henry Cobden, Ilkley.

GIVEN how supermarket shopping is now, once again, a free-for-all, why aren’t they being ordered to control the number of people entering stores?

Please don’t tell me they have been following best practice in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year. They haven’t.

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