i can only answer for binmen in the borough that i work . the three man bin crews , and four man recycling crews, are supposed to wear masks as they travel to and from their work areas , rest assured that if their was another way , wed be doing it.
i agree that most of us could improve massively on the 2m rule , and i would guess that the farmers of the country , are bending more ears than the shooting orgs (not knocking the shooting orgs). and i would also guess that all forces will shortly be singing from the same hymn sheet , itll just take a while to get things sorted.
my firearms dept gave me a definite no , unless i live on the land to be shot over . again , things will hopefully fall into place shortly.
for me , my certificates are of secondary importance , risking lives is at the very top of the pile , although , im pretty sure that im smart enough to shoot without spreading nasties all over the place , im expected to manage it at work every day.
i reckon defra will be getting some right stick from farmers at the moment , and that the message will filter through to us(and the police) that we can shoot , albeit well probably have to stick to some pretty strict rules.
i agree about the lockdown dave , it sucks , but for the good of the country , weve just got to bite the bullet (excuse the pun) , its for the greater good , so we have to do it.
this week , ive had to tell two farmers that i cant turn out to shoot , i can just imagine the damage thats being done to their crops , as i see it with my own eyes every year . these farmers have been good and loyal friends for many years , and i feel like the worlds biggest ****bag for letting them down , i really do feel heartbroken over it , but , i also know that id feel devastated , if i were to take corona virus with me , into these relatively isolated communities.