Camilla Cavendish’s thoughtful commentary (“Strain of isolation takes its toll amid the deprivation of confinement”, Opinion, May 23) was most timely, since it helpfully set the scene for the unrolling issue of Dominic Cummings’ alleged breach of government guidance.

The strain of isolation is all the more difficult to bear when one knows that other people are ignoring the rules, particularly when this includes those who determine the rules and tell us what we must do. Clearly, we are not all in this together.

Paul Twyman
London SE5, UK

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