How shambolic is this govt.... They can't get air bridges sorted, their whizzy idea so let just drop them and go for a free for all. Absolutely dreadful communications over the last few weeks. I am all for travel as this virus is something we must live with. The govt need to put good infrastructure in place to manage the virus and then it's down to personal risk appetite and taking the associate precautions. Hopefully we will see an increase in the SP over the next week. This is totally undervalued.
I am not condoning the govts behaviour and decision making but it could have been significantly worse... just look at America and Brazil. The biggest challenge for them is how to influence people's behaviour as a large majority will just do what they want endangering the lives of others. It is a fine balance between keeping the economy buoyant and people alive. I know that sounds souleless but to many people not having a job means a roof over the head and food on the table... which is devastating to them. I do not envy those in authority. Many things could have been done better and these need fixing immediately like enforcement of rules, an effective track and trace, better PR, investment in the public sector. Really sad times. I have not worked in months but luckily have some savings and investments. Hopefully this will pick up this week. I believe bridges to some extend have been priced in but the surge in demand definitely has not... GLA