But is a driver over 70 breaking any rules. If they are in a car on their own they are pretty isolated at least until some plod tells them to wind their window down.
I am in the high risk category being 65, diabetic for 35 years and had a heart attack a couple of years ago but my mum is also high risk being 90 years old and living alone. I go to see her every day but I do not see any risk at all in doing that. I am deliberately not going anywhere else.
Conflicting information from Boris and the rest of those morons and too much wanting to save face instead of saving people.
Let's be quite clear of what is being asked of people and why:
Group 1: Healthy young people being asked to avoid crowd exposure and unnecessary travel.
Group 2. Elderly people over 70 and those 'at risk' due to low immune systems being asked to stay indoors for up to 16 weeks, curtail visitors and visiting, only go out for food/medicine and other essentials.
Group 2 is therefore the most 'at risk'.
WHY? This is because, unlike other flu epidemics which usually occur on an annual basis throughout the World due to the virus mutating to a different strain but based on the previous gene structure, the Covid-19 virus is a NEW gene structure - NOBODY has any immunity to it because it has never been around before.
EVERYBODY will eventually contract this virus at some time.
What the Governments are trying to do therefore is to SLOW the rate of infection so that the health services do not become overwhelmed and collapse.
The advice given out is sound - avoid meeting people but if you HAVE to meet people such as dependent relatives then be sensible and, if possible, keep a distance of 2 metres from them.
The reason that the over 70's have been targeted is that they pose the greater risk to the viability of the Health Service than the other Group and it is easier for them to self-isolate as they are likely retired and have no work to go to.
This Government advice is about avoiding the collapse of the Health Services NOT avoiding anyone getting the virus.