Quote Originally Posted by StarBright View Post
.. I don't know what's happened to change that. ..
Nothing physically changed, everybody knew that covid was being widely spread at schools, colleges, and unis.
2020 Autumn terms start > Covid cases rise again > Lockdown 2 - if they needed proof that was clear enough.

The facts were simply being ignored for political (and economic) reasons.
The current govenment routinely ignore laws that don't suit their policies, until pulled up in court, so what's a few facts and figures?

Of course Lockdown 3 (even if you call it plan B) would be a political disaster or at least a big embarassment, so they have to do something about the schools.
Although it looks as if they may be acting too late as usual.