OPINION: We are not the Covid 'police' but sometimes we feel like it
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It feels at times like we have become a branch of the Covid ‘police’ in recent weeks.
Our lines have been busy taking calls from sources ‘informing’ us of alleged breaches of guidelines/laws.
There have been calls about barber shops remaining open (customers accessing through back doors), friends visiting neighbours, shops remaining open that are not selling essential items.
We’ve also been told of a care home manager allegedly allowing her partner and friends to be vaccinated by visiting nurses ostensibly there to vaccinate residents.
Not to mention deaths in care homes – being discussed at a parish council in shocked terms but when we checked the establishment referred to was free of any coronavirus.
And of course, there have been calls about firms remaining open despite staff testing positive for coronavirus.
The reality is that most people are behaving responsibly but we do check out many of the claims, even though they often turn out to lead up the garden path.
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- 2 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 3 Princess Anne visits Wisbech's new Citizens Advice Bureau on Cambs trip
- 4 Food delivery robots taking to streets of Cambridgeshire
- 5 Boys, 13 and 17 killed in horror BMW crash near A47 in Peterborough
- 6 First episode of tractor TV show features farmer in Cambridgeshire
- 7 Man in his 20s dies after crash in west Norfolk
- 8 Tribute to ‘much-loved’ school worker who died suddenly in Wisbech
- 9 Long queues at Peterborough passport office ahead of holiday season
- 10 ‘Sudden death’ reported at Nene and Ramnoth School in Wisbech
Panic and fear are turning us into a nation of snoopers.
Pray God this nightmare ends soon.