This is it. We are now, give or take, at the absolute limit of how much we can reopen society without a resurgence of coronavirus.
This realisation at the heart of government is about more than delaying the opening of bowling alleys, it will define our lives for months to come – and probably until we have a vaccine.
And I’m sorry to break it to parents, but the biggest question mark now is around the reopening of schools.
Two weeks ago, Boris Johnson was setting out plans for normality by Christmas.
But since then the number of confirmed infections has started to creep up again.
And the Office for National Statistics, which is regularly testing households in England, estimates there are around 4,200 new infections a day,