France has declared a state of emergency and issued curfews for several of its cities. Northern Ireland has closed schools and many close-contact services such as hairdressers and beauticians, and introduced tight new hospitality rules that come into place the day after tomorrow. There’s a lot of debate here in the UK about whether our Government is doing the right thing by not announcing a national lockdown for a short period of time – a circuit breaker – to try to bring the virus under control, although many argue that it’s now too late for that to work even if it were imposed tomorrow. I have no idea what is best. I rely on my own research and what the experts and Government advise. I wonder whether schools will not go back after half term?