Read the analysis of responses. This report outlines the themes emerging from a rapid analysis of the public engagement exercise that took place 5-11 October 2020 on the Scottish Government's approach to managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is now closed.

We have been through many months of lockdown, with broad restrictions on everyone’s activities to slow down the spread of coronavirus. We have tried to open up as much of society as we can and this a difficult balance to strike. In recent days we have re-imposed some broader restrictions. 

What are the issues that should inform future decisions on our approach? What will help and support people to live with the adjustments we all have to make to our daily lives, so that we can have as much freedom as possible?

We previously held a public conversation on Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making. Your input was analysed and informed Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis.

How to take part

What happens after I post?

  • ideas and comments will be published as soon as possible – we’re moderating daily from 8am to 10pm but there may be a delay at busier times
  • posts that duplicate existing ideas will be locked to new comments to keep the conversation in one place
  • posts that are off-topic or don’t meet our moderation policy will not be published
  • please note that we can’t reply to posts or answer questions

You have until 11 October 2020 to feedback

This Dialogue will be open in the first instance until 10pm on 11 October 2020. Longer term and broader engagement plans are in development, meaning that this will not be the only opportunity to participate.

We expect a high level of engagement and request that you are patient and try again later if the site becomes slow or temporarily unavailable.