Travel Restrictions & Curfew amendments

I feel that the country opened up FAR too quickly, and widely after lockdown. Rather than implement a full lockdown, travel restrictions should be implemented so that travel is only permitted within your postcode area e.g. AB, IV, DD, PH etc. This will prevent travel from other countries. Obviously exemptions would need to be made for the haulage industry in relation to supply of food/medical supplies/ retail supplies. However, for Joe Public, this would prevent a lot of unnecessary travel and encourage people to spend money within their own regions. Allow families to visit one another - from children & cousins, up to great grand-parents & aunt/uncles, people should be allowed to see their relatives. If people were allowed to see family, I'm sure they would sacrifice seeing friends in the short-term. Continue to allow non-cohabiting partners to meet. Family members will NEVER knowingly endanger each other if they gear they have covid-19. Maintain the rule of 6/2 households for public places. As for the 10pm curfew, I feel that along with strict pre-booking and stringent track & trace in place, the curfew could be abandoned in favour of bar-goers being allowed to remain IN the venue at 10pm until close but prohibit the movement to another venue thereafter. Enforce the use of masks in public places, public transport and school transport unless certified exempt, and can prove it. No mask- no entry/travel. Give the public something for them, and they'll be more likely to comply.

Why the contribution is important

Mental Health is frail country-wide at the moment. Relationships are being torn apart as rules are being interpreted differently by different households. People see others "flouting" the rules, whilst they see themselves as complying. The economy needs to begin rebuilding. However, the public are fed up of being dictated to and having all simple pleasures removed. Open hospitality, but restrict it in a more sensible manner. Allow families to see each other more freely. Friends can be seen in a social setting. The virus needs to be suppressed/restricted somehow, so by introducing stricter travel restrictions, as well as enforcing mask wearing, this will be achieveable. The Scottish Government need to issue reasonable, but enforceable RULES not guidelines. Be clear, be concise and be consistent. Recognise that the majority of the public will comply IF they can see family.

by MamaPear295 on October 05, 2020 at 07:12PM

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  • Posted by gmb October 05, 2020 at 19:24

    Many people need to see friends just as much as they need family. This would make mental health far worse, and it totally fails to take account of people's different circumstances.
  • Posted by Orchard1 October 05, 2020 at 20:05

    What if your immediate family live in different postcode areas?
  • Posted by harviej October 05, 2020 at 21:07

    Our families do not all live in the same area. People need to travel to visit elderly or sick family members who live a hundred or more mikes away
  • Posted by MamaPear295 October 05, 2020 at 22:35

    There will never be a solution which will suit everyone. I myself depend hugely upon friendships, but would be willing to maintain these by an alternative method if it meant that I could see family (online/telephone). And although far from ideal, it's better than nothing. There are still the "bubble" situations in place which allow this. As for family living farther away, then they wouldn't be part of daily/regular life anyways, surely? At no point have I said to stop seeing friends - I have said that these could be seen in a social setting. Whatever the outcome of this exercise, it'll never please everyone.
  • Posted by Bayble66 October 05, 2020 at 23:11

    I live in the outer Hebrides and my family live in Forfar, I care for my 82 year old mother. This has been really difficult for us all. I have a long term illness too. I agree with the majority of the Scottish governments guidelines and have adhered to the guidelines. We were both in the sheiding category too. I feel in certain situations an exemption should apply for support of those in caring roles where they are the soul carer and 1 family member only has permission to visit especially where there is a large distance involved. Civid testing can be required to allow this to happen. Isolation is a major factor in mental health.
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