Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t need to follow social distancing rules, not when there’s a photo opp to be had.

Sir Keir Starmer flaunts social distancing rules. Image/Facebook

It’s do as we say, not as we do!

Breaking the rules, we know Sir Keir Starmer is only small at 5.8ft but you can clearly see that he is stood well within two metres of both the people he is talking to and Toby Perkins Chesterfields MP. Neither of the politicians giving a good example of social distancing behaviour. Not to mention the Two Labour Staffers lurking in the background leaning on Marks and spencers window.

This is not a game, people are trying to abide by social distancing rules while many are questioning if the entire COVID pandemic is a hoax. There are suggestions social distancing is part of an attempt to take away people’s liberties. We have seen mass protests proclaiming hoaxes.

This blase attitude from the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and MPs flaunting the rules does not set a good example for the country, they are just giving fuel to the fire and those that question the necessity of the restrictions we all must abide by.

None of the Labour politicians or staffers in the photos even attempted to wear a mask after meeting numerous people on the streets of Chesterfield.

Highlighted are the restrictions broken. This is not the time for a photo opportunity around Chesterfield. Even if you ignore the two metres rule it’s clear the number of people Starmer is mixing with is contravening these two rules for the sake of posing round Chesterfield instead of opposing in Westminster.

  • avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know
  • limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time

1. Social distancing rules

To reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus, try to keep at least 2 metres away from people you do not live with.

Social distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus, as it is more likely to spread when people are close together.

An infected person can pass on the virus even if they do not have any symptoms, through talking, breathing, coughing or sneezing.

When with people you do not live with, you should also avoid: physical contact; being close and face-to-face, and shouting or singing close to them.

You should also avoid crowded areas with lots of people; and touching things that other people have touched.

Where you cannot stay 2 metres apart you should stay more than 1 metre apart, as well as taking extra steps to stay safe.

  • follow the limits on the number of other people you should meet with as a group – no more than six people unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
  • avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know
  • limit how many different people you see socially over a short period of time
  • wear a face covering: on public transport and in many indoor spaces, you must wear a face covering by law, unless you are exempt
  • move outdoors, where it is safer and there is more space
  • if indoors, make sure rooms are well ventilated by keeping windows and doors open
just a little to close for comfort
Just a little to close for comfort

Full list of social distancing rules

It’s ironic even the EU trade delegation understands the value of putting up appearances and wearing masks

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EU leaders have been handed an ultimatum by the UK: accept the treaty breach or prepare for a messy divorce.
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