Good Morning Britain’s Kate Carrawi asked Dr. Hillary Jones for some advice for half the time because she was concerned about the mental health of her children, Darcy, 14, and Billy, 11.
Their father and Kate’s husband, Derek Dropper, is recovering in hospital from the corona virus, and Kate said he knew he was in a “strange place.”
“Can I ask you a personal question? With a casual half-heartedness, I really want to do the right thing, with the desire that everyone should do the right thing,” Kate began.
“Halfway through, we’re trying to build a family of what I could do for the kids.”
Susanna asked if Kate’s perspective on individuals violating locking rules was changed based on her own experience with the virus.
“Probably,” Kate said. “But I manage to keep everyone in control.
“I don’t blame anyone because it’s so hard, managing one’s finances, worrying about keeping your children’s mental health strong.
“I’ve been in a very strange place. What they can probably do is have more than half the fun out of the house.”
Kate said it was a “pickle” to plan a trip when different areas were on different decks and it could change any day.
Hillary responded: “I think people are looking for clarity, they want to know what they need to do.
“You can have all these layers that you can’t easily impose, but the virus can only go from one person to another between humans.
“So the wise thing to do is to protect yourself and your family as much as you can, avoiding people who do not break the rules, those who do not wear masks and social distance.
“But there are a lot of places where people are encouraged to go to support the economy, there are holiday camps, they have restrictions when you communicate on the phone, and that’s all well and good.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“The hospitality areas are plentiful, the social distance is very strict and the restaurants are where you want the economy to go in a responsible way.
“Bars do the right thing, exchange restaurants, and with stumbling times, not everyone gathers on the street and takes public transportation.
“What we do not want is mass protests, abuse of the police and staff when it comes to hospitals.”
* Good Morning Britain airs on ITV on weekdays at 6 p.m.