Ideas such as social bubbles and realxing the rules around more than only household members mixing, meeting up with grandchildren etc.

If we allow any of these relaxations we will see a huge spike in cases, it is obvious. We need to persist for the current 3 week period with our present arrangements. They are CLEAR and EASY TO FOLLOW. Members of the public need precise guidance to follow, anything that is open to interpretation can be misconstrued. people will exploit loopholes.

Social distancing guidance can be re-evaluated at the end of this period BUT it will be essential not to use merely raw data, some of which is unreliable and does not reflect the true position in communities and regions. The SG should be using the services of someone like Sir [?] Spiegelhalter.

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Social distancing is the only proven way to reduce and even stop infection transmission

by biologist on May 10, 2020 at 11:06AM

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  • Posted by catjane May 10, 2020 at 12:14

    If and when social distancing is lifted gradually there needs to be an extension of distance we can travel. Many of us are isolated and eg only family might be 60/ 70 miles away .
  • Posted by AnnMac May 10, 2020 at 12:34

    Totally agree that social distancing under the current restrictions only way ahead at the moment. When these restrictions are being lifted the social bubble idea is a good one- and the sensible ones will still continue to be sensible, but the fear is that it will be open to abuse - how it’s moved forward will be tricky- from my point of view, because I’m shielding a vulnerable person, my view would be I would only yet accept close members into a social bubble, but ‘still at a distance’ - I’d like them able to travel to see grandparents ‘at a distance’ and still not inside the same house - garden probably - or other side of a window etc- think the social distancing has to stay in place for the most vulnerable for quite some time yet.
  • Posted by Applepie May 10, 2020 at 12:43

    Social bubbles are a good way of gradually easing lockdown when its safe to do so. Perhaps every 2 weeks you add another safe bubble to yours so that gradually you widen the interaction circle but in a controlled way. It ensures people understand the gradual nature of the expansions. But means that if the bubble gets dick, everyone needs to cooperate with enforced lockdown.
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