Last week, government guidance (i.e. regime orders) were updated to ruin yet another aspect of our lives. I have not yet worn a mask, but mostly shop in the next town for the reason that I live in a small town and I didn't want to run into parents of other children as I was concerned my kids might suffer for my principles. 90% of the parents at my son's school didn't follow this BS last week. Now we have been sent individual emails telling us to comply, and, I still won't, but I know that come tomorrow it will be just me (BTW, we drop our kids off OUTSIDE, antisocially distanced, and if parents talk to each other we get an email that evening telling us to respect antisocial distancing guidelines...). Depressingly, my experience tells me that it is frequently the people who didn't mask up until it was made "mandatory" that treat you the worst for not complying, as they don't appreciate your thinking that the rules don't apply to you. I have objected to every part of this, I have written to so many MPs (yet to get a reply from my own), my relationship is at breaking point as my husband is happy to comply, I am heavily pregnant and getting crapped on by non-medical staff at the midwife centre, forced to homebirth to avoid mandatory covid test, and now, I suspect I can look forward to complaints from other parents about me (at least I don't need to worry about my children not being invited to birthday parties..). How much more of this can I/we/any one us take?