We need to listen to this guy. More so than the voices of the sensationalist media.
The UK could see a second spike in coronavirus cases if young people don’t follow social distancing rules, the health secretary says.
A third of all cases in England last week were people aged between 20 and 29.
Ever since the declaration of the pandemic. Ever since the UK government invoked the lock down. There were reports of youngsters ignoring the rules.
Angry reports, on social media, of large gatherings of youths in our local parks late into the night. And then there are the illegal raves with hundreds gathering.
Many will say there is no surprise, that this is the young doing what they always do, that we should let them get on with it, leave them alone.
But, and it’s a big but, there are the potential consequences.
Pick something up at these large gatherings and you take it home. Pass it on to your siblings, to your parents and even your grandparents.
Many people will blame the government, saying they are not doing enough. Blaming mixed messages and so on.
But one thing the government has been clear about, have constantly stated amidst all of their messages.
Maintain social distancing, maintain good hygiene practices, wear masks.
I just hope, given the rise in infections amongst the young, that they get the message. And soon.
These people are morons.
With millions dead and millions more sick, these idiots are saying “you can’t catch what doesn’t exist”.
I can only think that they believe the pandemic to be a global conspiracy.
Anybody who enters this salon only has themselves to blame if they or their family and friends get sick.
The authorities should close them down.
Just had to share….
That is my opinion of the organisers and attendees at this illegal rave.
We are constantly being told that it is the older generation, including me, that are at risk, that we should be abiding by the social distancing rules and self isolating.
And yet this message is somehow lost on the young in this country. Although this incident was happening in Wales, it is just one of many that are happening across the whole of the UK.
The young quite happily ignore all the rules. They ignore the fact that anything they pick up, at these events and other such gatherings, will be taken home and shared with their friends and family. Shared with their parents and, possibly, their grandparents.
Ch Supt Simon Belcher says: “This type of illegal gathering is totally unacceptable and we are aware of the concerns it is causing for the local community.
“I would like to again remind people of their obligations under the current coronavirus legislation and the overarching goal for everyone to take personal responsibility by following Welsh government regulations to keep Wales safe.”
What is required is that the government give the powers to clamp down on these incidents and for the authorities to exercise those powers.
The message isn’t getting through. It is time to make examples of the organisers and the attendees.