Concentrate on where the Virus is not where it isnt

More case now in care homes than in general public, move NHS workers to triage care home virus control and get the number of cases down in care homes, Lock down care homes and stop multiple cares cross contaminating multiple care homes, this will greatly reduce the estimated 26000 infections in Scotland, this requires testing everybody in all care homes staff and residents.

Concentrate on the central belt for further virus reductions by testing trace and isolate, central belt , Glasgow, Edinburgh and other high population areas have the most cases, concentrate TTI work in this geographic area to minimise the spread and again reduce the 26000 cases.

For other geographic areas eg small towns and countryside relax the lockdown to improve the economy and get Scottish economy on a return to health.

Continue community monitoring for hot spots and set up a hot team to target hotspots if they arrise

Why the contribution is important

It gives direction and direct action unlike what we are doing now, the government cannot see the wood for the trees, specific actions are required to get out of this. Country is paralysed due toon action and inability to take constructive decision and work an action plan

by Lemik32610 on May 06, 2020 at 08:28AM

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  • Posted by Bee May 06, 2020 at 10:12

    I agree in principle, though we need widespread testing to confirm prevalence. I think we could open small geographic areas as ‘community isolation areas’ which would then allow a concentration of effort on the hot spots. The issue would be movement in and out of those areas could communities effectively isolated and would it create tension between communities with resentment by those still stuck. (Or worse they attempt to ‘escape’ lockdown area and actually respread virus)
    It’s hard but if an area is large and rural with no cases seems daft to insist on strict lockdown
  • Posted by borisj May 06, 2020 at 14:28

    Care homes are full of high risk people, they need properly shielded.

    Don't know about opening up the rest of the country though, there are a lot of high risk people in the community too, and they need to be protected in their own homes, or living with relatives.

    The sooner we stop infecting each other by travelling the sooner the virus runs out of victims, keep the lockdown going and if anything make it more stringent.
  • Posted by Colin87 May 07, 2020 at 16:41

    Agreed as a pragmatic way forward. Even where restrictions are eased, we should still have social distancing
  • Posted by Fionabr64 May 07, 2020 at 16:56

    We need to realise that we maybe in this situation for years. We need to live with this horrible virus better without running people economically and impacting on mental health.

    Identify the high risk people by all means but locking them in their homes for 12 weeks is not the answer.
  • Posted by gordonadam May 07, 2020 at 17:50

    Agree with most of the comments above. In the Highlands there is plenty of space outside where people can spend time, reduce mental stress and run little very risk of cross infection. There is very little risk of travel within the Highlands to go hill walking for instance - it is difficult to imagine a more solitary activity! And the police can easily identify cars from outwith the Highlands so that a surge of people coming north will be deterred. We will welcome visitors from the South, but perhaps just not yet. It is important to make clear that using cars to get to places of exercise is lawful - and to publicise this. Many people - especially older people - are scared to use their cars in case there are pulled over by the police.
  • Posted by Kkelly1980 May 07, 2020 at 19:41

    Having listen to NZ PM and how they have avoidnsuch tragedy with trace and isolate we need to do this to ease the lockdown situation
  • Posted by Brian1977 May 07, 2020 at 21:10

    This proposal has a lot of merit as it should help to open up the economy while retaining controls to keep the virus in check. However the evidence for varrying the lockdown between different regions needs to be based on scientific evidence. We have seen hot spots of COVID-19 in remote places such as Shetland and Skye. I think that the tracing app would help this approach as it would help quickly identify potential disease hot spots for PCR testing and investigation. It may be that areas with a high uptake of the app would be able to move out of lockdown more rapidly than those with poor uptake.
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