'Level 3: Go out and buy shit' and the rest of the government's coronavirus alert levels
The alert level has just been downgraded from four to three, which means ‘Time for you workshy layabouts to earn money for us’. What are the other levels?
Level 5: Stay at home because we’ll look bad if you all die
During level 5, there is a ‘material risk of the government looking utterly incompetent’. Strict social distancing is in place so they can backtrack on their original plan of sacrificing the weakest members of society.
Level 4: Please can some people go out because our rich pals are getting edgy
Level 4 means there is a high risk of infection, but a higher risk of rich Tory donors losing money due to the economy being shut down. The government asks that anyone who can keep the cogs of capitalism turning bloody well should.
Level 3: Go out and buy shit you don’t need
The UK is now at Level 3, which means the virus is still in general circulation but why not risk standing in a big crowd waiting for Nike Town to open? At least you’ll spend some money before getting ill.
Level 2: Fine, you can hug your mum if you must
When we reach Level 2, social distancing will have relaxed enough for people to be able to hug their friends and family for the first time in months. It’s nice, but nowhere near as important as being allowed to go to Primark.
Level 1: Let’s all pretend this never happened
Level 1 means Covid-19 is no longer present in the UK and we can all pretend that the UK didn’t balls up its response. Anyway, the pubs are open again so who gives a shit.