Compulsory testing and quarantine for people visiting Scotland

Anyone who visits Scotland from rUK and abroad should be tested for the virus and quarantined for 14 days.

Why the contribution is important

This will help prevent the spread of the virus but particularly prevent a second peak occuring.

by StevieMorrison on May 06, 2020 at 02:45PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.8
Based on: 18 votes


  • Posted by MikeP67 May 06, 2020 at 15:49

    From abroad perhaps but not RUK. 14 days quarantine will deter anyone actually visiting... How ever international arrivals into the UK should be checked and perhaps quarantined..7 days.
  • Posted by lesleyattheloch May 06, 2020 at 15:59

    This is a policy which may have resulted in less UK deaths if applied earlier- 18 million people arrived into UK during just before and lockdown - none were tested, traced or quarantined
  • Posted by Eddieg1962 May 06, 2020 at 16:22

    What is the point of testing if they have to quarantine for 14 days anyway. We should test and if positive quarantine, but if clear, force the same rules as everyone else at the time.
  • Posted by MaryDee May 06, 2020 at 16:23

    Strongly agree
  • Posted by DevVeh May 06, 2020 at 17:20

    We did 3,036 tests on 5th of May. I don't see how we could fit in the testing of those coming into Scotland with such limited testing available. I dont think anyone disagrees that we need more testing though, but we dont have it and therefor need to use it where it will deliver the best result
  • Posted by Balderdash May 06, 2020 at 19:08

    People arriving in Scotland from outwith the UK should be expected to self-isolate for a minimum 7 days .
  • Posted by FeldyWoman39 May 06, 2020 at 19:09

    Why not close Airports to all but freight and returning residents? Even then, testing and strict quarantine should be imposed
  • Posted by beatebennek May 07, 2020 at 01:11

    People have to be tested before they board a flight and not when they land !!! Nothing else makes sense
  • Posted by underwood May 07, 2020 at 11:21

    Good idea but where are all the people who are not returning to their own homes going to be quarantined? How is it all going to be enforced and checked?
  • Posted by MG1983 May 07, 2020 at 15:34

    Flights other than for logistics, NHS, food and other essentials should be stopped. This should have been done at the outset as seen in countries like Australia and New Zealand. Those who are coming in must be made to quarantine and must be tested.
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