Compliance with current restrictions - communication is crucial

To encourage compliance we need absolute clarity on what the rules are and what they mean, no grey areas or fuzzy edges. The variances across the 4 regions of the UK doesn't help, but there should be additional guidance where the rules are especially difficult to apply or are open to differing interpretation. For example, what is the protocol for people using the lift in a multi story building or passing each other on the stairs in a tenement. If these sorts of things are not defined, and as a result the 2 metre rule is routinely breached, people breaching the rule here will be less inclined to follow the rule elsewhere. We also need to give people hope, so clearer planning and communication of the potential exit strategies is crucial, with some confidence that Government is at least trying, wherever possible, to accelerate our emergence from the lock down.

Why the contribution is important

To assist compliance and to give people hope.

by davidwright on May 06, 2020 at 01:33PM

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  • Posted by Reno96 May 07, 2020 at 09:19

    Absolutely. We need to change communications so that we can support people's confidence in coming very gradually out of this. At the moment fear is being used to ensure compliance. Consistency across the UK is also essential and governments need to honour their pledge to work together. Otherwise people will choose what the comply with. Many people are switching off the news and briefings now as they are so negative. We need to rally people around what we can do rather than what we can't.
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