Travel between Healthboard areas

Advising against travel between healthboard areas is ridiculous. I live in Polmont, but I am not supposed to travel to Linlithgow which is less than 5 miles away, but I can travel to Tyndrum which is 65 miles away.

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Arbitrarily dividing the country into healthboard areas does not make sense. Think of the size in area of Highland healthboard area compared to the much smaller area covered by Glasgow healthboard.

by harviej on October 07, 2020 at 04:51PM

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  • Posted by Julie October 07, 2020 at 17:13

    Health board areas also don’t account for a broad diversity of case numbers across huge geographical areas.
  • Posted by Drcram October 09, 2020 at 07:57

    I think you just need apply common sense to the guidance provided. If you have to travel for any reason then it’s ok, it’s only if it’s not necessary.
  • Posted by rationalone October 10, 2020 at 10:46

    Completely agree that dividing by health board areas doesn’t make sense. Has resulted in under 18s not being able to attend football team training just because the live a few miles away which happens to be in a different health board area. Are we really saying that under 17s playing football OUTDOORS significantly increases transmission risk just because some live in one high risk area and some in another?
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