Minutes after Reporting Scotland staff have concluded their attempt to lay care home deaths at the door of the Scottish Government, the story is relegated, from top-left big, to bottom left small.
From guidance that allegedly was not strict enough according to common sense, to guidance that pub and restaurant-owners declare to be too strict and not common sense.
No internal coherence or consistency of logic or values is required by BBC editors, other than one criterion – is it SNPbad? If it is, it goes in.
Wait, the BBC guidelines for editorial decisions require that they do not rely on only one source. Have they? You bet.
Carina Contini, co-owner of Cantini restaurants in Edinburgh tells us:
She said the rules were completely impractical.
“If I was catering for six people at a table, I would have to have a table that is 3.5m (11ft) long,” she said.
“There is not a restaurant supplier in the country that makes tables that are 3.5m long.
“Elderly couples who may be hard of hearing are going to have to FaceTime themselves over lunch because the distance is so far away.”
A hearing aid will perform to the best of its ability when the person talking is within a distance of approximately one metre from the person wearing the hearing aid.’ https://www.connevans.info/page/theproblemwithhearingaids
She added: “These regulations are now more harmful, more dangerous to our business than Covid itself.”