Madnesses in the Covid-19 response – an ongoing list – please add ones we have missed below

The response to Covid-19 has been riddled with rules and laws that make no sense with the information that we have been given. Living in a country where the government introduces such incomprehensible rules is very difficult. Why are there so many anomalies and contradictions?

Here are a few of the UK rules that are impossible to understand

When you arrive back from travelling you have to quarantine for five or ten days and take tests…but you are allowed to travel on public transport from the airport and walk to/from and queue in post offices to send off your tests. 

You cannot sing in a church – even though many are huge and have tiny congregations…but you can sing at football matches.

School sports days – held outside – are cancelled…but football matches are allowed.

Weddings were allowed 30 people whilst funerals were only allowed 15 people, in the same church. Two services, different limits! And it gets madder…weekly services in the same church were allowed whatever capacity was deemed suitable with social distancing.

Football VIPs are allowed to come into the country without quarantining.

G7 leaders were allowed to skip quarantine and ignore social distancing. They didn’t have to wear masks whilst those serving them did.

Masks were derided at the start of the pandemic by the government. We were told that they were no use and even counter-productive…then, when the peak of the pandemic had passed, they were mandated.

Last year we could travel abroad between the lockdowns…this year, with vaccines, we cannot.

Tests for everyday use are handed out by the NHS for free…tests for travel cost £100+ each.

In England you can end the quarantine after five days…in Wales you have to quarantine for 10 days.

We were told they would not introduce vaccine passports…Gove went to Israel to study their introduction of vaccine passports…we were again told they would not introduce vaccine passports…now we hear pubs will need vaccine passports.

We were told that if you leave the house and meet up in groups you will spread the virus…but BLM met up in groups and not only were they not criticised, they were praised.

You could go for a walk, but not sit on a bench.

Taking a coffee with you on your walk meant the authorities could claim you were not going for a walk but were having a picnic.

Vaccine passports are giving people the freedom to meet-up and travel…but they do not stop you transmitting the virus or catching it.

The insanity of all this is hard to credit.


We have missed lots of contradictions and madnesses in the rules…please add them below or on Twitter and we will add them to the list.


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