Different rules for different regions

Scotland is not uniformly affected by Covid-19. Some areas (especially some islands but also large regions of the mainland) have little or no infection. Let's relax lockdown (cautiously and in stages) starting with those areas with little or no current infection.

Why the contribution is important

Lockdown is having a massively negative impact on our society. Economic damage results in real negative effects on health and death rates and social isolation is extremely damaging to mental health. We need to lift lockdown in every possible way which will not result in a major increase in cases. This is one way of doing that.

by waxwing on May 09, 2020 at 11:28AM

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  • Posted by SteveR57 May 09, 2020 at 11:48

    This should certainly be the case. A one size fits all approach is nuts. There should be a scientific approach to this to allow opening up differently across the country. Scotland and the rest of the country
  • Posted by Shalder May 09, 2020 at 11:57

    We live in Shetland. Hardly anyone is moving on or off the islands. Our population is dispersed. With adequate tracing and testing we could follow Farrow's success in dealing with Covid 19.
  • Posted by harviej May 09, 2020 at 12:02

    Quite agree. The politicians seem to think we all live in city centres
  • Posted by MargaretAnne May 09, 2020 at 12:06

    We live on an island but are not isolated from risk. There are currently 3 confirmed cases here. However it may be the case that on islands,so long as travel restrictions to us continue, it may be considered that an easing of lockdown restrictions could begin with for example visiting 1 other household
  • Posted by kpm321 May 10, 2020 at 16:53

    I agree. There is little risk of infection when there is a low number currently with the disease. One size does not fit all - it should be risk assessed.
  • Posted by Bethany18 May 11, 2020 at 16:29

    Definitely- different areas have been affected differently therefore different measures should be taken depending on the intensity of the outbreak
  • Posted by abby17 May 11, 2020 at 16:31

    Yes, for many people who are isolated it must be very hard. If we start lifting the lockdown in some places then we can support people who may be really struggling at the moment.
  • Posted by Jem May 11, 2020 at 16:40

    Agreed, this is a great suggestion. It would allow people to start slowly working towards normality in areas with low risk. This would be hugely beneficial for mental health and local businesses.
  • Posted by Bek2020 May 11, 2020 at 20:48

    Definitely! The regions have vastly different cases and a region by region approach would be beneficial.
  • Posted by Hannah May 11, 2020 at 20:57

    I agree, this would make it more specific to individual areas which would help in a gradual reduction of lockdown.
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