The Government has a difficult tightrope to walk when it comes to coronavirus messaging - particularly when it relates to lockdown guidelines.

The messaging must be clear and concise - vagueness in this context could be lethal, and the last thing we want to see is crowds flocking the Lake Disctrict from outside of the county.

However, historically the British people, never mind Cumbrians, don't appreciate being talked down to by career politicians, and the Government appears to be at pains not to patronise people.

There are, of course, those who seem to need it spelled out for them.

Take for example, the hundred or so people Cumbria Police had to deal with this weekend for breaking lockdown guidelines.

As we report on page five of today's Mail, Cumbria Police chiefs appear very concerned that Boris Johnson's latest guidelines are open to interpretation, and that some people might assume Cumbria is now open for business.

For people living on the edge of the Lakes, in the crowded towns and cities, however, there is some ambiguity.

If you live in a cramped street in Barrow, or Carlisle, or Whitehaven, and need somewhere outdoors to exercise - can you then head to the Lakes?

We urgently need clarity before this becomes a deadly debacle.