It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
While pubs and restaurants are happy with the Government’s latest move, there has been backlash from the sports industry.
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
It would be a sad irony if we chose to shut down the international connectivity on which so much of our prosperity depends.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
As Milton Friedman once quipped, we could increase employment by making those working on government construction projects use spoons instead of shovels.