Lift restrictions on driving to rural locations.

The Scottish public should now be able to drive to any location within Scotland as long as social distancing can be safely maintained and they are going to an outside location or staying in the car. Travel should only be with your own household members such as immediate family.

Why the contribution is important

This would allow families to take children to the beach or for a walk in the countryside. It will allow people to go for a drive to get out of the house whilst still staying safe. It will improve mental health and well being. It will provide baby steps to getting Scotland back on it's feet.

by Marco1579 on May 11, 2020 at 03:33PM

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  • Posted by Tracy247logan May 11, 2020 at 15:43

    I don't believe we are ready to allow people to travel by car to other locations for exercise etc. The NHS is some of the most rural places will not xope with not just potential increase in covid cases but with A&E type situations. Waiting for another short amount of time to give confidence should be acceptable. My in laws live in Wick and I don't want them to be put under any further risk, given one is living with terminal cancer.
  • Posted by Marco1579 May 11, 2020 at 16:16

    I'm sorry I disagree and believe we are at this point now. I have family living with terminal cancer and one who just died from it in the central belt. They weren't put at more risk from Covid-19 in a much more populated area than they face from cancer. They would very much like to go a run in the car around the Trossachs as they don't have much time left to see it, every day counts for some people. The NHS isn't over stretched in Scotland at this point.
  • Posted by CMac23 May 11, 2020 at 17:45

    I don’t think people should be able to drive to ‘any’ location in Scotland - perhaps within a set radius from their home (10-20 miles perhaps). They must also stay in their household groups and observe social distancing at all time’s. The problem comes when the places visited then become too busy etc.....
  • Posted by Nixxy_1987 May 11, 2020 at 17:53

    I agree with this as there is couples who don't live in the same area so this would allow them to visit each other.
    Also families don't always live near each other. Peoplee need to use their common sense.
  • Posted by JLMBD May 11, 2020 at 17:57

    Too soon. Rural communities don't want outsiders coming in for obvious reasons. They often have many vulnerable people living in their own homes with some help from carers and the majority are COVID-19 free. If there is only one shop and that shop was contaminated it would spread to every household in the community. There is also the risk of travel, the longer the drive the higher the risk of breakdown or accident requiring police, paramedics or recovery drivers, or needing fuel or to buy food. In normal times these risks could be considered minor but with C19 being highly contagious disease and apparently healthy people unknowingly carrying it the risk is unacceptable. Everyone needs to act as if they have it and can spread it to stop it's rampant transmission to vulnerable communities.
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