Isle of Arran

Ease lockdown restriction for residents of the Isle of Arran but continue to prohibit travel to the Island for non-residents.

Why the contribution is important

There have been no new cases on the island for 2 weeks and it is a rural setting. Residents should be allowed to visit family, drive to go for walks and return to work if they can’t work from home.

by Casio123 on May 11, 2020 at 12:27PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.5
Based on: 4 votes


  • Posted by CathyBenson May 11, 2020 at 12:49

    This makes complete sense to me; presumably the same is true of other islands? I don't see an issue with lifting restrictions sooner in some places than others, while asking others to stay away for the time being. Obviously this is easier to organise on an island.
    I don't live on Arran, or any other island, so I have no vested interest in supporting this!
  • Posted by Causerm May 11, 2020 at 13:49

    This type of idea should be considered for many of the remote and rural areas especially if the R value is close to 0.5.Our islands should be able to track ,trace and isolate infections.
  • Posted by JoeReade May 11, 2020 at 20:20

    This is potentially dangerous as it gives a false sense of security. No island, particularly one so close to the mainland, can be completely 'sealed off'. The virus will arrive, and this plan would only allow it to spread much faster once it arrived.
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