It’s only two sleeps until you can hug each other again. How do you feel? A little apprehensive perhaps? Overcome by excitement? Or even “a wee bit emotional” like Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon?

If you are one of the people who have waited patiently for government permission to resume physical contact with your loved ones, then I hope it goes well for you. The rest of us will be carrying on pretty much as we have since Covid community transmission shrunk and vaccination deployment grew, embracing whoever we please so long as the feeling is mutual.