If you have seen and heard the pleas being made by Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff for members of the public to stay at home to save lives, then you probably have managed the easy task of staying at home.
If you have heard the stories of patients having to Facetime their loved ones to say ‘goodbye’ to them just before they succumb to COVID-19, then such stories have probably motivated you to stay at home, even when you were thinking of heading out to the beach.
But if you live in Brighton, then it would appear that this life-saving advice has not reached your shores yet based on the fact that thousands of people headed down to Brighton beach yesterday (4th April).
We have all seen the pictures of people having BBQ’s on the beach as if the government’s rules do not apply to them.
I bet they were the same people who were clapping for the NHS last Thursday.
And yet they dare to ignore the advice given to them by the NHS heroes who are putting in 12-16 hour shifts in ICUs as people die around them from a disease that is passed on from person to person like wildfire.
If this outbreak does not come under control, then we have the individuals who have ignored the government’s rules to thank for not only an extension of the lockdown but for an even harsher set of rules which will inevitably be introduced to save lives.
Pictures of police officers having to pour water over BBQs which were set up on Brighton beach will be looked at by generations to come.