If these rumours turn out to be true, I don’t think it’s entirely fair on those who don’t have gardens (we are one of them). We live in an area where not many people have decent sized gardens. It’ll be the same (or worse) for those who live in flats in cities etc. I know outdoor transmission is much less. And what happens if you need the toilet etc?
Isnt it funny how we all assume this amazing weather is going to last forever when we're talking about garden parties etc.
Personally, if people wash their hands on entry to the house, and after they have used the loo, and then come back out, I don't see the problem. The risk of transmission from momentarily touching a surface has been shown to be small.