In fairness the reopening of schools has gone well, though a lot of that is due to vaccinating the most vulnerable in tandem right? I still think click and collect should be open by now, too, though. I also think we're not being remotely ambitious enough with low spreaders like outdoor dining.The leaks are a pain in the hole but I don’t know what you mean about not getting “any semblance of a plan, as usual”. We’ve already had one very detailed road-map for a return to normality. The fact it ended up being torn up almost immediately explains the reluctance to go down the same path again.
The current idea seems to be complete a stage of reopening (this first stage primarily around reopening schools, so understand why you didn’t seem to notice it ) then assess where we are and plot out the next big set of changes. We definitely need an update to the current plan within the next couple of weeks, giving more detail about May/June. I’m sure we’ll get one.
We got a plan last summer that largely went well until September, no? Also this year would surely be different given the vaccine ramp up? I don't see why we couldn't get a similar plan to be honest. I think if people were given a June date for a drop to level 3, July for level 2 etc. there would be far less angst over all of this.
I think overall where we differ is that you think a full on, six month lockdown is perfectly fine as long as it leads to an eventual reopening society at some point. I don't, I think it's mental seeing as even then it doesn't guarantee shit not hitting the fan once we get closer to Christmas again! I think we should be taking the same approach as other European countries, which is to open up and close up depending on cases going up/down. This lockdown is just stagnating at this point really, people have stopped caring, nobody is adhering to restrictions anymore.