As a lawyer, I am firmly against the politicisation of law. It is important to remember that we who serve justice do so for everyone - not merely for people we like or to advance political causes. ‘Lockdown’ has so far been three different legal regimes, and for ease, I’ll restrict myself here to the first one. Under that, we all had the power in reg. 6(1) to leave the house whenever we had a “reasonable excuse”. What it said was “During the emergency period, no person may leave the place where they are living without reasonable excuse”. What that means is: provided we had a reasonable excuse, we could leave the house.
It was not then for parliament to tell us what a reasonable excuse is. It is for the courts.