Lockdown can only mean one thing: lots and lots of arguing online.
Boris Johnson’s new “relaxed lockdown” guidelines have cause a whole lot of confusion (and debate) about what is and isn’t acceptable right now.
One point of contention seems to be that it’s OK for cleaners and nannies to travel to work and enter peoples’ homes, but not okay for people to go and see relatives that they’ve not seen in weeks.
Lots of people have pointed out that it’s unfair for workers such as cleaners, who are disproportionately working-class women, to be put as risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19. Particularly seeing as, when push comes to shove, the vast majority of people do have the ability to clean their own homes, they just don't want to.
Some people have also suggested that, if you have a cleaner and haven’t felt any significant financial repercussions from the pandemic so far, the decent thing to do is pay them anyway and ask them to stay home and stay safe.
This all seems fairly uncontroversial, but on Twitter nothing is sacred, so of course it caused a huge argument.
LBC journalist Theo Usherwood said that by employing cleaners people are keeping households afloat right now.
By allowing somebody into your home to do a job, you're helping to keep another household financially viable.
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