Back to Work should be Phased

Clearly when reviewing the process of returning to work it would make sense to phase those returning by age. Our youngest people in general have the lowest probability of having an infection which ends up with a serious bout of Covid 19. Consequently this cohort of the population with the inherent resilience should be those returning to work first. We could start initially at under 40 then 2 weeks later under 50 then 2 weeks later under 60. This would enable an organised return to work whilst monitoring the R rate for impact of return to work. It would also give public transport more time to plan for social distancing spatial seating arrangements etc.

Why the contribution is important

There is going to be a natural fear of a return to work given length of restrictions of lockdown. Our younger people will lead the way in proving out the efficacy of a return to work now and give confidence to older members of the population around safety concerns should R rate remain below 1. The issue of supervision in terms of management would be by over 40 managers returning selectively to allow productive working. In general the working population need material reassurance and this proposal offers a process which allows that.

by GeraldH on May 09, 2020 at 03:56PM

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  • Posted by lmg1612 May 09, 2020 at 16:28

    I'm 46, self employed, fit and healthy. Why should someone in their 20s or 30s who smokes for example be allowed back before me? I literally can't afford to be off any longer.
  • Posted by Wulan19 May 09, 2020 at 16:44

    Smokers are bizarre less likely to catch the virus, according to some reports. Is it not better to start somewhere than not at all, seems a sensible suggestion. Then you can be back soon after. Hope you are getting the government support your entitled to.
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