From tomorrow, it's illegal to visit someone who lives in a restricted zone in Northern Ireland inside their homes.
But you can meet them, and dozens of drunks, in the pub, and nobody will bat an eyelid. Your family and theirs - along with those of complete strangers - will be able to freely mix in soft play areas indoors.
Covid-19 must be a very smart virus. It seems to magically disappear in the presence of cash tills.
The restrictions announced by Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill make no sense at all, and that seriously damages the battle against Covid-19.
If you're explaining, you're losing. The number of people asking questions on social media after last Thursday's press briefing show that Stormont's messaging is as clear as mud.
That means more and more ordinary folk who did pay heed back in March just won't listen now. And it plays right into the hands of the crazy conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers.
It's not just young people who are no longer tuned in. I see my own friends' increasingly casual and careless attitude to coronavirus.
Remember the days when we looked across the Irish Sea as English people engaged in all sorts of foolhardy behaviour in bars and beaches? How we raised eyebrows at those packed Tubes?
Well, there's no reason to feel smug now. Northern Ireland has the highest rate of infection of these islands at 35 cases per 100,000, and Belfast's is almost three times that.
If we don't take action, increased infection rates will convert into death rates because young people will spread the virus to the older and more vulnerable in our community.
There are currently 22 outbreaks in care homes here.
Is it out of sight, out of mind? Do their lives not matter because they're not visible?
High rates of community transmission mean it's inevitable that staff will bring the virus into care homes.
I'm sick, sore and tired of listening to the argument, 'It's only the old and those with pre-existing conditions at risk'. Social Darwinism was once the preserve of the far right. A 'survival of the fittest' approach is creeping into our everyday discourse.
Covid-19 must be a very smart virus. It seems to magically disappear in the presence of cash tills
The Executive needs a robust, radical PR campaign to reach young people. They must be told while they are low-risk, they could seriously harm or kill those they love.
Do they want a dead dad or a granny in an ICU bed on their conscience? It is not a time for pussy-footing around. The messaging on this has to be as emotive as it is on drink-driving.
It's time to involve celebrities to help communicate that message, like the stars of Derry Girls or Snow Patrol.
The very urgent issue of hospital waiting times increasing for people with other illnesses has been raised. Cancer services have been severely disrupted, no doubt costing lives.
Everything possible must be done to address this. It should be a far greater priority for the Executive than opening wet bars.
Yet the restoration of health services must be done with Covid in mind. It has penetrated Craigavon Area Hospital and is reportedly also in Daisy Hill.
Four patients in Craigavon have died, seven are very ill and 21 staff have tested positive. A repeat scenario in other hospitals across Northern Ireland could bring catastrophic consequences.
There are big decisions to be made over the coming months in Northern Ireland, not just at Stormont. The Executive's messaging may be muddled and inconsistent, but that should not be an excuse for breaching regulations.
Each and every one of us has personal responsibility in this. Do we want to take steps now, in early autumn, to save lives, or are we prepared to let people die unnecessarily in the dark winter months?
It's not just about Stormont. There are critical choices facing us all.