Yes, very odd. I fully agree with you. I hadn't gone to the FAQ, though you obviously had because you mention the February backdate in your OP.
Even odder, read the first line of that FAQ
I somehow think that the sentences containing "during this [difficult] time" should have gone walkies when the decision was taken to make it permanent.
Edit: Inserted the quote marks, for clarity.
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 28-Mar-20 10:47:11)