As I've said in my response to the subsequent question, I do think the government needs to get its act together and give us clear guidance rather than leave us to try to interpret their rules whilst staying safe. Personally I am furious that I might be put at risk of contracting covid by being forced to attend a meeting in person when the system of using zoom worked perfectly well for a year! However, the requirement for the public to be able to access a meeting is for observation not contribution (decision making is made by councillors, not the public) and allowing access via live streaming is legal and at the very least safe! The regulations requiring members to attend in person is via different set of legislation whereby your "attendance" is only counted as attendance if you are there in person so you can only officially contribute and vote if you are in a face to face meeting. What is important here is that your clerk or whoever is responsible has undertaken a risk assessment and that risk assessment minimises the risks to those actually attending. The huge numbers of people being infected now are sobering. If you are able to live stream (we're not!) to reduce the numbers gathering together then I'd welcome it.
In reality, I suspect the rules about gatherings are going to change again after Christmas, but lets see.