WEEK two of lockdown, and we are all trying to get the hang of the new way of living. It’s not easy.

Whilst early days were okay, getting used to the fact that we may not be able to do anything we took for granted for as many as six months is quite a struggle.

Sports clubs, all closed. Societies, no longer meeting. Family gatherings, a thing of the past. Parties, pub quizzes, social events – all on hold until we know where we are with the control of coronavirus.

Work, for many, is also changing. Either working from home or being furloughed means people are coming to terms with new ways of doing business.

But it is all vital to make sure we don’t spread this disease (which, for many, is fairly benign) that could cripple the NHS with an overwhelming demand on its resources if we don’t get this right.

It amazes me that some people don’t get it. I have heard of a pub in Kidderminster that served drinks to its packed beer garden, believing it had met the requirement of being closed.

It beggars belief that a landlord could be so utterly selfish, risking not only his customers, but also their households just so he can get a few quid in from takings.

This is not just about obeying new laws about social distancing and avoiding a disease.

The new legislation came through in super quick time and it is full of flaws and gaps, as anyone would expect with hasty law-making.

The point of all this is not to try to find clever ways of getting around the law; it is about understanding the objective and getting on-side with it all. Otherwise we will all be in deep trouble.

There is a huge amount of social and economic change and we in my office are doing our best to help with questions.

It isn’t easy and all these proposals have been made on the run, and inevitably have problems.

But we respond to every question as fast as we can, and reflect issues to the Treasury and Cabinet Office to help the process of ironing out the wrinkles in the emergency measures.

And remember, these measures are all about making sure our communities are safe, and not just about individuals.

You may be fit and healthy, but if you pass on coronavirus to someone who has a serious medical condition, you could be hastening their demise.