If you could fast forward to September and schools in England were not opening there would be outrage from parents.
Pubs would have opened, there might be a few holiday sun tans and whatever is left of the high street will be back in business.
So it would have been impossible not to have a plan for a return to school.
“We can’t sit back and say children won’t go back to school,” said the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
So, in many ways, these plans represent the art of the possible, rather than the ideal.
But parents have raised doubts about the tactic of separate bubbles.
What happens if families have children in different years?
What about all the mixing up of children on public transport?
There are big academic unknowns too.
How will full versions of GCSEs and A-levels go ahead when pupils have missed months of school?
And tucked away in the details are suggestions Year 7 might have to retake chunks of Year 6 again because of all the holes in learning.
It’s not going to be easy – and there could be stop-starting from local lockdowns – but not going back at all would have been much more politically toxic.