The coronavirus pandemic has meant an awful time for people since last March.
The country is currently enduring its third national lockdown and while most people have stuck to the rules, many have flouted restrictions – including Premier League footballers.
But who have been the beautiful game's biggest covidiots?
Players including England internationals and foreign stars have been caught breaking the rules over the past 10 months.
From non-essential trips and prohibited get togethers to full blown parties and naughty haircuts, we have seen a variety of incidents.
Here are some who showed the red card to Covid-19 regulations, or stayed within the rules but could have done better.
The Aston Villa star Grealish flouted the coronavirus regulations when he made a non-essential trip to a former teammate's house towards the start of the first coronavirus lockdown in March.
It came just 24 hours after he released a Twitter video urging fans to stay at home to protect the NHS.
Grealish, 25, smashed his £80,000 Range Rover into three parked cars. He was later seen talking to onlookers while wearing one black slipper and a white slip-on sandal.
The midfielder later admitted careless driving at Birmingham Magistrates' Court where he was banned from driving for nine months and fined £82,499. He also pleaded guilty to a separate offence of careless driving in an unrelated incident.
Grealish had been at a party at a flat owned by former Villa teammate Ross McCormack.
The England international later apologised for the incident, saying: "I got a call off a friend asking to go to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.
"I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake. I urge everyone to stay at home. I know for a fact I’ll be doing that.”
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Grealish later got in trouble for going to a restaurant with Villa teammate Ross Barkley in London to celebrate the latter's birthday.
The capital was in Tier 2 at the time which banned people from separate households who are not in a support bubble from meeting indoors.
The club's manager Dean Smith said: "I have reminded Jack and Ross of their responsibilities but I've also reiterated that to the whole group of players.
"They have responsibilities as representatives of Aston Villa Football Club."
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The reigning Scottish champions came in for criticism for a mid-season trip to Dubai as the infection rate in the UK was escalating.
Celtic were granted permission to travel to the Middle East in November, before the new, highly-contagious Covid-19 strain was spreading rapidly through the country.
Celtic did not break any travel rules because at the time Dubai was on the UK's travel corridor list.
This meant they did not have to isolate when they got home at the time, however many wondered if it was necessary given the ever-changing situation.
But the trip attracted more criticism when pictures emerged of manager Neil Lennon, skipper Scott Brown and others drinking around a pool, appearing not to be social-distancing.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "For me, the question for Celtic is what is the purpose of them being there.
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"I have also seen some photographs – and I don't know the full circumstances – that would raise a question in my mind about whether all the rules elite players have to follow in their bubble around social distancing are being complied with."
On their return defender Christopher Julien tested positive for Covid-19 and 13 players deemed to be close contacts had to self-isolate.
Celtic chief-executive Peter Lawwell apologised for the "regrettable trip".
They now trail bitter rivals Rangers by 20 points, dropping points in games they would have had more players available in had they not been forced to isolate after Dubai.
Tottenham stars and Manuel Lanzini
A number of Tottenham players and West Ham's Argentine star Lanzini found themselves in hot water after a photo circulated of them celebrating Christmas together as millions of Brits were kept apart from their loved-ones due to restrictions.
Lanzini and the North London club's Giovani Lo Celso, Sergio Reguilon and Erik Lamela were snapped enjoying a big celebration, earning them the anger of their clubs.
There were 18 people in the picture, including children, breaking government rules for the capital, which was in Tier 4 at the time.
A statement from Tottenham said: "We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas, particularly as we know the sacrifices everybody around the country made to stay safe over the festive period.
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"The rules are clear, there are no exceptions, and we regularly remind all our players and staff about the latest protocols and their responsibilities to adhere and set an example. The matter will be dealt with internally."
Regarding Lanzini, West Ham added: "‘The club has set the highest possible standards with its protocols and measures relating to COVID-19 so we are disappointed to learn of Manuel Lanzini’s actions.
"The matter has been dealt with internally and Manuel has been strongly reminded of his responsibilities."
The Spurs trio were all fined while Lanzini pledged to make a donation to an east London foodbank so "something good" can come from his transgression.
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Manchester City's often-injured defender Mendy broke coronavirus rules by hosting a New Year's Eve party with people from outside his household.
It came at the same time as his club was experiencing a Covid-19 outbreak which saw their training ground shut and a Premier League game postponed.
The mixing of households inside was banned by Tier 4 restrictions.
Man City said they were "disappointed" to find out about the party.
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A spokesperson for Mendy added: "Benjamin and his partner allowed a chef and two friends of his partner to attend his property for a dinner party on New Year's Eve.
"Ben accepts that this is a breach of Covid-19 protocols and is sorry for his actions in this matter. Ben has had a Covid test and is liaising with Manchester City about this."
A recurring theme of the pandemic has been the struggle for people to get a haircut.
Many resorted to home hairdressing with barbers shut for much of the last 10 months, but Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was committing his third lockdown breach after it was revealed he went for a haircut.
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The defender posted a picture of himself with renowned footballer's hairdresser Justin Carr with the caption: "Yes Sir @justscuts #LeCoiffeurEstBon," which translates as "the hairdresser is good" in French.
Aurier had already found himself in trouble after posting a picture of himself running alongside a friend and another of him training with Spurs teammate Moussa Sissoko, prompting the pair to issue a joint apology.
After the haircut incident, Spurs released a statement saying: "We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately."
The Chelsea star was pictured playing football in the park with childhood pal Declan Rice days after the Premier League was shutdown last March.
At the time the whole Chelsea squad was supposed to be in self-isolation after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Covid-19.
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A Chelsea spokesman said Mount had been reminded of his responsibilities, adding that the quarantine is designed to protect others, not himself.
West Ham's Rice was not breaking any rules as it was before the coronavirus lockdown was implemented.
The Manchester City and England defender apologised to the club's fans after two lockdown breaches, including one where he hosted a party at his home.
It was claimed Walker and a friend attended with others and Man City opened an investigation.
The footballer later breached lockdown for a second time by travelling to his parents and sister at different addresses in South Yorkshire, claiming he felt "harassed by the media".
Regarding the first transgression, Walker said: "I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model.
"As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.”
Man City said the player had "directly contravened" his responsibility as a role model.
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