Targeting the right area’s

My idea is to target the restrictions at the cities and area’s with the higher number of cases. We need to keep the low case area’s, such as the Highlands & islands open, places such as Shetland & Orkney have recorded no cases in the past week. We should impose a travel restriction on the area’s with the high number of cases, keeping them locked in this area and stop all meeting’s of households indoors and outdoors for a period of 14 days. School’s, work and education travel should be exempt but everyone who can work from home should. We have the best chance of keeping the economy moving if we target the right area’s. A blanket approach will achieve nothing, travel restrictions on the area’s with the highest number of cases and a ban on household meetings will keep the economy moving at the same time as surpressing this virus.

Why the contribution is important

My idea is important because a blanket approach is not only having a bad impact on the economy. It’s having a negative impact on people’s mental health, this is becoming a public health emergency in itself. We need to strike the balance between peoples lives, health and the economy. If the country comes out of this with a mental health crisis, this in itself will be negative for the economy and the prospect of getting people back to work.

by ReeceWallace on October 05, 2020 at 08:51PM

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  • Posted by Lornab13 October 05, 2020 at 20:58

    I think we need to realise that people’s mental health is suffering greatly with the continual strict parenting approach taken by FM - we are permanently made to feel we are to blame even when we have followed all the government advice
  • Posted by Tawny October 05, 2020 at 22:04

    Lock down Glasgow and protect the rest of Scotland
  • Posted by Impala67 October 05, 2020 at 22:34

    I think it would be better to consider restricting the areas worst effected by hospital admissions (though not cases necessarily of cases aren’t translating to increased hospital admissions), than the idea of a blanket circuit breaker to the whole country. I’ve supported all decisions made by the Scottish government so far and think they have done an amazing job in protecting their citizens so far, but have never been able to understand why they locked down Aberdeen in a flash and have yet to do the same in the greater Glasgow, Lanarkshire health board areas
  • Posted by J1mm3r October 06, 2020 at 16:34

    My thoughts exactly. I am failing to understand why this sort of approach was taken and proven successful when Aberdeen was locked down and now a complete change in tact with blanket restrictions across the country.
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