Involve the public more in assessment of risk and avoidance of unacceptable activities.

So far, the public has not been made fully, but clearly and simply, aware of the rationale behind the allowance or exclusion of activities away from their homes.
With the possibility of the government easing the 'lockdown', it is essential that the public is aware of, and understands, government thinking when this easing occurs. This would then allow the public to carry out their own risk assessment of an activity in which they were considering indulging.
Accordingly, in addition to issuing a list of specific activities that might be considered acceptable (e.g. golf, cycling, etc), please lay out a very simple thought process through which an individual should go before deciding to indulge in it (or not as the case may be).
Such a simple approach will go some way to involving the public and creating better understanding and support to efforts to subdue this virus.

Why the contribution is important

Without public understanding and involvement, long term management of virus spreading activities will be a constant fight and will not achieve the results that are possible and absolutely necessary in the absence of a vaccine.

by netsavings on May 09, 2020 at 10:47AM

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  • Posted by Emax2020 May 09, 2020 at 12:23

    Agree. Some of the current ‘rules’ make no sense. I can go to the supermarket and mix with hundreds of random strangers but can’t meet my sister for a socially distant walk or chat. That makes no sense. I can go to the diy store but not a garden centre. Again...makes no sense. We need to find a way to tell the public what each rule is trying to achieve and to help us all do our own risk assessments.
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