Until recently we heard endless criticism of the NHS Covid tracking app because it was not doing the job it was designed to do.

Now it seems that the app is being criticised for working too well.

We’ve seen the same thing with the Covid ‘traffic light system’.

The government was castigated for not acting quickly enough to close our borders to travellers from India and is now being criticised for being too hasty to tighten restrictions on arrivals from France and the Balearic Islands.

The government is in the classic situation of being damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t.

And I am fed up with hearing British holidaymakers like those forced to return from the Balearic Islands when the Covid situation changed, moaning and whining when they have only themselves to blame.

Unless they’ve been living on another planet for the last 18 months they must have been unaware that disruption to their holiday plans was a strong possibility – but they chose to ignore the warnings and go ahead anyway.