Ease lockdown by council area

Easing of lockdown should vary across council areas depending on the severity of the outbreak in each area.

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It feels inefficient to do a blanket easing of lockdown when the severity of the outbreak varies greatly across the country. It’s unfair to, for example, to keep children off school in areas that have very few cases.

by angelaramsay6 on May 05, 2020 at 07:08PM

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  • Posted by JoeOH May 05, 2020 at 19:15

    I can see the argument for this, although it would have to be across health boards rather than council areas (that’s where we get the figures for). The only downside I can see is how to stop people in low areas travelling to high areas once they are released from lockdown?
  • Posted by Pragmatist May 05, 2020 at 19:25

    I would add to original comment that rural areas could be considered for easing of lockdown earlier where population density and therefore risk of infection is lower, compared to urban areas.
  • Posted by PB0307 May 05, 2020 at 19:26

    How would this work for people who live in one area and commute to work in another, for example?
  • Posted by susansutherland May 05, 2020 at 19:46

    I think there is merit in differentiating between rural and urban areas but it is likely to cause practical problems of people commuting into urban areas.
  • Posted by Shopaholic99 May 05, 2020 at 20:44

    There is data available that gives you a break down of case and deaths for each council. It is an interesting read as the worst areas are our densely populated cities/towns.
  • Posted by Rubiocervantes6000 May 07, 2020 at 18:37

    Makes a lot of sense. As we are ultimately heading towards easing restrictions why not have lower risk areas come out of the lockdown first?
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