COMMON sense – or a lack of it – was the common theme as Evesham residents discussed Covid-19 regulations over Christmas.

Experts have warned the government's plans to allow up to three households to gather over a five-day period at Christmas will "cost many lives" but our readers were quick to point out that no one has to choose to mix.

We asked what you would be doing over Christmas on our Facebook page – here are some of your reactions.

Pamela Harridine: "Oh dear, why on earth can’t people think for themselves?

"If they don’t like it, don’t meet up. Just because you can doesn’t mean you have to.

"You cannot rely on anyone else to follow any rules or guidelines so just look out for yourselves and stay safe in the way that is right for you."

Jennifer Wicks: "Figures for this area Worcestershire are down 41 per cent so I think most people around here are extremely careful and quite capable of sticking to the rules set in place by government for Christmas period."

Clair Cook: "We shouldn’t need to be told we should be able to use our own common sense.

"Unfortunately a lot of people don’t have any."

Sarah Mitchell: "The government will do what is necessary on the advice of the medical and scientific advisers.

"What they can’t do is take in to consideration the levels of ignorance and stupidity the human race seems to be showing at this time.

"London is moving in to tier three so what do people do? Go out. That’s a really sensible thing to do isn’t it?

"The virus is real and it does spread so why people feel the need to go to pubs, etc, is beyond me. Like I said, there’s no accounting for stupid."

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