Can your common sense defeat COVID-19? Take our quiz

GOOD old British common sense, of the kind that’s been so prevalent in the last few years, will beat coronavirus. But have you got the gumption? 

You travel on public transport for work, but most passengers aren’t wearing masks. What do you do?

A) Get a bike or electric scooter and commute on that instead, to minimise risk
B) Tut

The chain restaurant you work at opens on Saturday, but your employers have provided no PPE. What do you do?

A) Get together with other staff and refuse to work until they sort it out
B) Explain to customers that you haven’t got any PPE, perform a what-can-you-do shrug then tell them about the two-for-one offers

You head for a day at the beach, but when you arrive there are already thousands there. What do you do? 

A) Turn around and go home. It’s disappointing but not worth the risk
B) Alright it’s busy, but why should you have to be the one who misses out? Set up your towel and glare at everyone

You have COVID-19 symptoms. What do you do?

A) Socially isolate for 14 days, call the test-and-trace line with full details of your movements, and stay in bed until you recover
B) Go into work as usual. Boris says the British high street needs bustle


Mostly As: You have ignored common sense and are being hysterical. Buckle up and stop being silly.

Mostly Bs: Congratulations on your common sense. You have defeated the virus. Your commemorative certificate is in the post.

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Embattled housing secretary pulls ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card by saying it was Cummings's idea

ROBERT Jenrick has curtailed any possible criticism for granting billionaires favours for cash by claiming Dominic Cummings said it was okay. 

The housing secretary, accused of breaking rules to save porn baron Richard Desmond £40 million for a measly £12,000 donation, is now untouchable because if Cummings says it is alright then it is no longer illegal.

Jenrick said: “It was all Dom’s idea. There. Bet you feel pretty stupid now, don’t you?

“I checked with him, and he said: ‘Meet Desmond, watch his promotional video, ignore regulations, overrule your own staff, give him whatever he wants. Send dodgy texts about it if you like.

“If anyone asks you any questions, say it was alright with me. After that the press, the police, public enquiries, none of them can do f**k all.”

“Oh yeah, and that cottage at Dom’s parent’s place in Durham that they didn’t have planning permission for? They officially don’t have to. Because they’re his parents.”

The next minister to use the Cummings defence is expected to be home secretary Priti Patel, next week, when she is involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bus queue and fails a drug test.