Follow Irish Model

Ireland have delivered a very transparent lockdown exit, this could work for Scotland

Why the contribution is important

It gives people a focus and its transparent

by ShaunG on May 08, 2020 at 07:37AM

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  • Posted by JingsCrivens May 08, 2020 at 08:41

    We must be smart enough to learn from everyone who is ahead of us in the process.
  • Posted by Dave_H May 08, 2020 at 11:57

    The Irish proposals have been very well thought out and presented. We definitely need something that is presented in a similar way with clarity and reason for the decisions. I think a vital part of the Irish proposal is very soon allowing a whole lot more outdoor sport and leisure activity in small groups where the risk is low or zero, no more risk than the present local daily walk that we are allowed to take at the moment. This discussion is all about a grown up conversation. If the people see you have listened to what has been proposed, allowed some early lifting of things that pose no or little risk while leaving restrictions on more risky things until later, then it will be respected for being well thought out. A blanket "stay as we are for another 3 weeks" will just show you have not listened, and you have not thought about it, and people will get frustrated that there is no easing to allow low risk outdoor activities to take place. If people have no respect for the law or the process that lead to it, I fear they will disregard it, and that could be a lot worse than allowing some responsible freedom very soon.
  • Posted by mikecon May 08, 2020 at 20:25

    Completely agree. I have also posted about this and intimated that the Scottish Government should also consider using the format used by the Irish Government. This format is of a Road Map with a number of phase with timelines. I am recommending the format , the content, number of phases and timeline should of course relate to Scotland and the situation here. This document is really worth examining .
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