increase time out of doors and allow social interaction within a small dedicated group..
relax rules on low risk activities .

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stop being selfish and focus on people living in tennements and highrise....hence the government should be focusing on allowing more time out of doors and socialise with a friend . family or neighbour .

by billyg on May 06, 2020 at 09:12AM

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  • Posted by Pissedoffmum May 06, 2020 at 09:30

    Yes yes yes we are not daft and know how to social distance and wear masks
  • Posted by Tomscore May 06, 2020 at 09:37

    I agree in principle with this. For those without so much as a Balcony it will be an even more difficult time. However, meeting Family and freinds outside the home can be risky unless social distancing is maintained.
  • Posted by TonyFinn May 06, 2020 at 09:47

    Good point
  • Posted by Margt May 06, 2020 at 09:55

    We are social beings by nature and for many we are missing social interaction with family and friends. We need to see our families and friends. Sometimes that can mean a bit of travelling but if I am travelling in my own car with my husband whom I live with what difference will it make if I visit family and stay the recommended 6ft apart.
  • Posted by lc73 May 06, 2020 at 09:59

    I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to spend lock-down in an environment with no or little outdoor space. We definitely need to take into account the needs of everyone and not just focus on recovery of the economy.
    Finding ways to allow families who live in these environments to spend time in the fresh air is absolutely vital for physical and mental well-being and any exit strategy must provide a means for them to be able to have a reasonable amount of time in parks and other green spaces, even if it means having something like a travel pass which grants them the ability to travel further than their local area to access them without fear of being stopped and turned around by Police.
  • Posted by lynnemacsween May 06, 2020 at 11:03

    Good to hear appreciation of the fact we do not all have gardens/outdoor space and need to get out. Common sense should prevail and if social distancing is observed then why not be out in open spaces more often
  • Posted by can1793 May 06, 2020 at 11:45

    It must have been incredibly difficult for those over the last 6/7 weeks that do not have their own outside space. People need to spend time outside in the fresh air and socialise with a small number of other people. For those with no outside space and living alone this must have been a difficult time from a mental health view point. I am aware of how deadly this virus is but we need to carry on with day to day life and learn to live with it if a vaccine is never found. We need to start this process now before some people become to fearful that they never leave their homes again.
  • Posted by awb2187 May 06, 2020 at 11:51

    as a father of a 2 year old and with my wife expecting again I think freedom is key whilst protecting vulnerable. space is not unlimited and I think a hybrid approach would be key. what I suggest would in theory sound good but I fully understand the reality in policing it may be a different matter. I am both fortunate and unfortunate in a sense, fortunate that I have a garden to utilise during this time to allow my son to play and be active, unfortunate in the sense it is not technically my garden as I am staying with my in laws at this time awaiting the restrictions to be eased so that we can progress our house purchase and move into our new home, something that is rapidly becoming a key concern for me as my wife now sits at 22 weeks pregnant and we have no place for the baby to arrive as it currently stands. I cant progress the move as the current occupants also do not have anywhere to go into as their naval accommodation is on hold as the office is closed. therefore my approach in the interim that I would suggest is explore the bubble idea to begin with to see if it works, but caveat it to include where people can use gardens etc and allow other bubble members to come to their garden etc then socialise there, allowing the non finite open space of other areas such as parks to be used by people who do not have a garden etc. having just left a flat I fully understand how hard this would have been on my family being isolated in a flat with no outside space, and it needs continued public support so I suggest for some of our freedoms allow parks to be open to people without a garden to use it to see what the numbers are like, if it can be expanded to everyone great and if not then at least other people could share gardens with their social bubble to have a change of scenery and a feeling of more freedom in their daily lives.
  • Posted by HTML May 06, 2020 at 11:58

    Let me rephrase this for you: stop being selfish and focus on people "fighting on the front line" ....hence the government should be focusing on allowing "all key workers to have a safe working environment and to overcome this pandemic" so all people can (in the future) have more time out doors and socialise with friend's, family and neighbour's.
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