Steve Mullins


Whilst Symonds sleeps, Prince Charming stays home, symptoms: high temperature with new and continuous cough, no gentle kiss to breathe life again from 2 metres.

Stay home. Save lives. Protect the NHS. And we will do whatever it takes so that we beat it together.

Protect the NHS. We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. You should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.Approaching the fast growth part of the upward curve. Peregrines look down on Winchester’s sad, silent city, Counting in Ones the furloughed walkers as they follow the road map, cautiously entering the cathedral grounds. Watching the weekly clapping, supporting the NHS. But we will not hesitate to go further, and faster, in the days and weeks ahead. Informed by the data and evidence. Following the science. At every step we have followed, very carefully and deliberately, the scientific and medical advice that we have received. Helpless city streets dormant, whilst ne’er-do-wells stray, vociferous in the absence of the powerless, PC police, too busy searching for the R value. Lock up your toilet rolls, the treasure of the times. Track and trace. At every step, we’ll closely monitor the impact of easing restrictions.

Compliance with the social distancing measures, Johnson’s Company of Fools act on, though the joke is on us. Cummings blind insult to us all. Barnard Castle the attraction of choice, dismissed at daily briefings, cloudy, selective, transparency. Thankfully, this government will be standing behind you throughout this crisis. 264 miles behind you. Go to work. Dont go to work. Don’t take public transport. Go to work. Stay alert, control the virus, save lives. Primary schools WILL stay open. RISK. To care for the vulnerable and children of Keyworkers. WORRY. Year 1 and 6 classes return. FEAR. Teachers bravely carry on. ANXIETY. Making a difference. CAUTION. But not for the schools of the cabinet elite, even the pandemic can’t change that class. X tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK. That includes X tests carried out yesterday. X people have tested positive, that’s an increase of X cases since yesterday. X people are currently in hospital with coronavirus, down X% from this time last week. By looking after the children of key workers they will be a critical part of our fightback. I’m very sad to report, of those who have tested positive for covid-19, across all settings, X have now died. That’s an increase of X deaths on yesterday. Shield yourself. Work from home. Pubs and restaurant close. The Theatre Royal and Everyman cinema shut. Patrick and Chris* and the jesters, the leading performers now. Only by keeping to the plan, sticking to the rules. The steps we have already taken, together with those I am announcing today, By protecting the NHS, getting us through the peak, getting the virus under control - we are able to deliver all of the adjustments. The nation rallies behind Captain Tom, who walks on and on. Care Homes forgotten. Dementia’s inevitable, sad conclusion overtaken by a quicker end, conveniently hidden from the daily numbers, no sign of PPE on order. Minimise contact, prevent transmission, shield yourself, self isolate. Stay alert, control the virus, and save lives. We take the right steps at the right moment in time.

Guided by the science and data.

Litter, the excrement of the ignorant, paints Bournemouth beach, whilst emails move to trash for the workers from home. WHO.

Wuhan. Scale up our testing capacity. Stanley goes to Greece during lockdown. “I make it my policy not to talk about members of my family”, from Downing Street. Bubbles. Does Hancock own another tie? Determine the social distancing measures. Need to fight the virus. The toll that lockdown has taken on families and friends who have been unable to see each other. SAGE. Scientific Experts. Ramping up the effort. Act responsibly, strictly observe social distancing rules, and stay two metres apart from those who you do not live with. Stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives. Pandemic. Mandatory face masks on trains and in shops.

So we therefore need schools to make provision for the children of these key workers who would otherwise be forced to stay home. New COVID Alert System, with 5 levels. Cashiers. Displaying symptoms. And they will also need to look after the most vulnerable children. Supermarket queues. Since the lockdown began, at the end of March, we have been at Level 4 as indicated on the slide.The alert level. Delivery drivers, the Keyworkers previously taken for granted now become the shining white knights riding up in their white vans. Rainbows. From Monday, we will allow up to six people to meet outside - provided those from different households continue strictly to observe social distancing rules by staying two metres apart. Zoom. People can meet in parks, but not in private gardens. Scale up our testing capacity. Compliance with the social distancing measures, moving from Level 4 to Level 3 on the slide. careful and deliberate steps. Quarantine. Stay at home as much as possible. You must work from home if you can, limit contact with other people, keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible), Spread of the virus. We must apply downward pressure, further downward pressure on that upward curve by closing the schools. Vaccine. Only by keeping to the plan, sticking to the rules. No exams. We take the right steps at the right moment in time. Bin men. Impact of the measures. Guided by science and data. Safe to do so. Slow the spread of the disease and to save thousands of lives. Responsibly. Economic and social impact. It goes without saying that we offer our condolences to the friends and family of every individual who has passed away. Coronavirus.

Notes: Sage: Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. Sir Patrick Valance, the government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Chris Whitty, the government’s Chief Medical Officer.