Confused about Government changes to Covid guidance? We ask people in Bristol

‘People are using the confusion to try and shy away from wearing masks’

People must wear a face covering indoor settings such as supermarkets under new rules brought in on November 30.

And today (December 7) further rules, this time on travel, mean anyone travelling to the UK will need to take a Covid test before their journey.

With the constant changes in rules, most recently due to the spread of the Omicron variant, we asked people in Bristol if they were left confused on what they should be doing.

John Tantony, 67 from Nailsea, said: “The guidelines are very clear - it seems to me that people are using the confusion to try and shy away from wearing masks.

“It is not a time to be messing around, if you aren’t medically exempt there should be no reason you don’t wear a mask whenever other people are around.”

Grace Britland, who lives in Bristol but studies in Cardiff, said: “I live in Cardiff for university but my mum lives here in Bristol and I come home a lot the rules and restrictions here and there aren’t always the same - I think the whole UK should have the same rules and then it would remove any confusion.”

Maureen Ridley, from Backwell, said: “I do honestly think we should be in a lockdown but let’s be honest we want to have a Christmas like the ones we used to have not like last year.

“I live alone and am looking forward to socialising, but I do have to be realistic about the situation”.