Lift lockdown on a county by county basis

This is not a ‘one size fits all’ situation. Would it not be possible to assess the situation on a county by county basis, lifting elements of the lockdown as appropriate to the different areas? Similarly there is a vast difference needed in approach to reopening a large school in a city and a rural school with a small number of pupils. Restricting travel between counties within Scotland (obviously not including key workers) would perhaps be a way of lifting elements of lockdown without risking further extreme infection rises?

Why the contribution is important

This would allow some elements of the economy to restart and certain parts of life gain some semblance of normality without risking vast increases in infection.

by frankchad on May 08, 2020 at 03:57PM

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  • Posted by aapeel May 08, 2020 at 16:27

    Orkney, Caithness, Sutherland would be good examples
  • Posted by MikeJohnston May 08, 2020 at 18:03

    COPY OF EARLIER COMMENT Regret divisive and unworkable. Looks good for Orkney and might have been attractive for Western Isles, but oops, suddenly Skye is red-hot and only 15 miles by small boat.
  • Posted by PiedFifer May 09, 2020 at 10:11

    In China they locked down Hubei province (pop 58M). Help and resources were sent from unaffected regions to control the virus in Hubei. They did not lock down 1.4B people. At street level residents took it upon themselves to block streets and check everyone coming in and out. India after a few hundred deaths locked down the entire country. All 1.3B people despite the vast majority of them likely unaffected. It makes sense to have a targetted approach focusing resources in the most needed areas.
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