Colour coded outdoor activity timetable

Split the population into coloured groups (red, blue, yellow etc) and supply each household with their colour card. Create a timetable allowing each colour group dedicated times to venture out a little further afield / do a mixture of outdoor activities, and ensure it is policed properly with having to prove your group colour if asked, with large penalties if broken. This would restrict large crowds gathering in popular walking spots/countryside/golf courses etc, but give people something to look forward to if, for example, once a month they had a slot time to look forward to, allowing them some escape of being stuck at home or in the immediate vicinity of their home.

Why the contribution is important

In the last few weeks we have started to see many people flout the current restrictions as it becomes more and more difficult to remain in lockdown with no escape from daily stresses. This would break the monotony and improve quality of life, ensuring there is some control over the levels of people moving around and will help to stop people abusing it and making it fairer for everyone.

by DMcK on May 05, 2020 at 01:52PM

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Average rating: 2.2
Based on: 15 votes


  • Posted by Garywall8787 May 05, 2020 at 13:55

    This is the most absurd idea I’ve ever heard
  • Posted by Icongran May 05, 2020 at 13:58

    Great idea.
  • Posted by Donald May 05, 2020 at 13:59

    In a rural area like ours this is completely unnecessary, we are all not ‘townies’ At present in our area going out once per day is working very well for all, any time time of the day. Compliance to social distancing has been excellent, people stopping aside to let others pass. Does not need to split into groups.
  • Posted by Hamish May 05, 2020 at 14:00

    How would people who are still working use this? What if I'm in the yellow group with outdoor activity authorised between, say, 10am and 2pm, but I'm on a shift that means I'm to be at my place of work before 8am and won't leave until 5pm?
  • Posted by Sue24 May 05, 2020 at 14:00

    This is really moving to a dictator state. We have already had almost all our human rights eroded by government regulaations
  • Posted by Fifer72 May 05, 2020 at 14:02

    A silly idea, although people who like to wear hi vis vests and boss others around will love it.
  • Posted by June May 05, 2020 at 14:04

    This is one of the most ridiculous ideas I’ve ever read! Can we please get a sense of perspective.
  • Posted by alloha May 05, 2020 at 14:05

    Terribly over bureaucratic and impossible to police. Bad idea.
  • Posted by Pat May 05, 2020 at 14:06

    How on earth would you enforce this notion.
  • Posted by Scott May 05, 2020 at 18:11

    There are similar approaches like this to manage congestion both during and before Covid times, the idea is that there is a system that is easy to understand and that promotes self regulation (maybe colours would be difficult enforce but there are other ways)

    - I think its Indonesia where they use and odd-even policy to manage traffic congestion - if you have an even or odd number end of your licence plate it means you can access certain roads only on even and odd dates. The policy is only applied only during certain hours and at certain roads as decided by the authority, (with exceptions for key vehicles etc).

    -I think some Caribbean countries have also done something similar during Covid times to manage congestion in the supermarkets - based on the first letter of your surname and allocating days of the week / times of day to when you can shop in a way that is fair.

    Obviously it might not be needed everywhere if there isn't a congestion problem but in some of the higher density areas something simple but effective like this could work to ease congestion.
  • Posted by Ideas81 May 08, 2020 at 12:06

    Don’t waste time on ideas like this
  • Posted by WBRnotes May 08, 2020 at 21:21

    Sorry - but some of us are working from home and my time slot might occur when I was in an online work meeting. I don't think this would work since others will also have limitations as to when they can work/exercise and this would add extra limitation.
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