Here, no groups of more than five people may gather; and even if fewer than five people are in a group, they have to maintain a safety distance of at least two meters between all members of the group or risk a heavy fine when spotted by police patrols; could get tricky when - as I witnessed yesterday - two couples are meeting outside; each couple kept close together, but quite far enough away from the other couple ...Well, we do have a lock down of sorts. We will be permitted to leave the house once a day with/without family members to exercise. We can leave to do essential food/medicine shop or to assist a dependent family member. Other than that the message is to stay at home at all times.
Anyway, it's already getting rough for some. Cabin fever is already on the rise among my collegues and friends; they're doing their best to tackle it, but some are starting to suffer; and we're not yet two weeks in. I'm just very tired because remote schooling is a lot less rewarding than actual teaching in classrooms, but I'm doing well otherwise.
What I find peculiar and somewhat insane is that the people we're trying to protect the most are among the two groups most likely *not* to follow the rules and recommendations. Today, I had to literally jog to get out of the way of an elderly lady who actually drew ever closer in spite of having loads of space to avoid me; I, on the other hand, had already stepped back to let her through and thus was standing with my right shoulder against a dry stone wall. She was in a group of three who - purposefully, or so it seemed - used the whole width of the single track road we were about to pass each other on, making it virtually impossible for me to give way or step around them; I would have had to pass one of them at close distance. So I doubled back and walked a few steps up a small side track a bit further down. They gave me funny looks ... Heck, maybe I should have tried a fit of heavy coughing instead ... But I'm trying not to turn cruel, even if things like that really get my blood boiling.
The other group - still are some of the young people. You find signs of outdoor parties everywhere (littering, overflowing dustbins). At the same time, two of my students who've been together for years have now been forbidden to meet each other - because his father is in a high-risk group (lung disease of some kind) ... Doesn't exactly make me look more kindly on the unruly ones ...