ANOTHER week, another set of rules to try and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

It’s ironic that in a summer when schools and examinations have been at the centre of controversy, it appears to many that understanding the constantly changing coronavirus rules is comparable to having a degree in rocket science.

It’s not just that the advice keeps changing, it’s the added problem that different rules can apply to different parts of the country.

Then throw in the added problem for Cumbria that we border a country that has different rules, and you have a recipe for disaster.

The vast majority of people will accept that to defeat coronavirus, and stop our hospitals from becoming deluged with cases, temporary restrictions on our movements and freedoms are a necessary sacrifice, especially against a virus that has such a deadly effect on the elderly and those with health conditions.

But the ever-changing rules no not make it easy for any of us to follow.

It comes at a time when the government still has the Dominic Cummings lockdown tour of the north hanging over it In terms of following the rules, the government itself needs to set a good example.

The vast majority of the British public will follow the rules they see sense in. But the rules need to be clear.