I have just received this explanation from a friend and offer it to those of you, who (like me) are struggling to understand the current regulations:
It won't infect people at a wedding... unless there are more than fifteen people. It also won't infect anyone at a funeral, as long as there are no more than thirty people.
So not only can the virus count, it can also differentiate between a wedding and a funeral.
It does spread in pubs, but only after 10 pm and not before. It also only infects if you're in a group of more than six... but not at weddings or funerals, obviously.
Masks do work, that's why people will be fined for not wearing them... but not in pubs, because as already discovered the virus doesn't infect pub goers until after 10 pm.
Cinemas, gyms, etc are also immune from the virus, because the virus can't afford cinema tickets or gym memberships.
Schools where kids gather in large groups are also immune as the virus doesn't like learning... but those same large groups of kids can't meet up outside school, because that's when the virus will get them as it waits outside the school gates.
The elderly should be isolated and protected from the virus... unless they're needed to babysit. So grandparents can't see their grandkids socially as it's not safe, but can babysit them, because the virus knows the difference between wanting to see grandkids because you love and miss them (which the virus hates) and having to see your grandkids out of obligation (which the virus is fine with).
The virus will definitely get at you at home, if you meet up with family and friends in a controlled environment, but not in a pub, where you can meet up with the same family and friends in an environment you can't control, with many other strangers... well at least up to 10 pm anyway.
The virus also sticks to specific postcodes, this is why some areas have stricter rules than others.
Oh, and grouse hunting is perfectly fine in large groups regardless of any rules. !!!
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