Lifting Current Restrixtions

I think lockdown measures need to start being relaxed. It is critical to keep the "shielded" people protected until such time as some kind of vaccine is found (although I firmly believe this will be like the flu vaccine, in that CV19 is here forever, but will probably mutate each year, so unsure how effective a vaccine will be). I think a level of trust has to be put on the population to adopt a common sense approach going forward. And this is a challenge in itself, when a small percentage of the population have not given due regard to the lockdown measures to date. Hand washing should be a given, social distancing in specific circumstances possibly, basic sense of not coughing or sneezing on somebody, surely folk wouldn't be doing that. Living in the northern Isles, it is quite tricky not knowing when travel restrictions will lift, to get off the islands to see family and friends is critical to people's wellbeing - we can't live in a protected bubble forever, we are going to have to take a risk, to a degree, as I said, CV19 is here with us now, we can't be shutting down every year going forward.

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Giving people a "glimmer of hope" in respect of lockdown easing will be a huge boost to people's mental health.

by gingertinkler on May 06, 2020 at 02:46PM

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  • Posted by AnnLang1 May 06, 2020 at 15:24

    I think we should lift restrictions soon but not yet and lift them very slowly and see if the infection rate stays low enjoy to lift more as we do it
  • Posted by Tgc80 May 06, 2020 at 15:27

    Sorry but it's easy to say this when you are not impacted nor in a populous area but people have already shown that we cannot trust them to do the right thing. Tgey current queue up for ice cream when we are asked no to go out unless it is essential...
  • Posted by MaryScott May 06, 2020 at 15:35

    I think lifting restrictions have to be done cautiously and slowly, starting with having contact with family, with restrictions as this will help mental health and be a start to initiate as sense to normality. Then slowly start businesses returning as long as can adhere to social distances. I think large events should be the last thing to restarted as they as most likely to be highest risk of transmission
  • Posted by FNunn May 06, 2020 at 15:52

    its too soon to lift them even a little just yet. when they are lifted it must be limited to those more necessary things that can be done safely first. i.e. outside construction, those retailers who can implement social distancing and look after their staff, takeaway food services etc don't see the point in schools going back until after summer and pubs, clubs etc to stay closed unless they have outside facilities and limit the number of people.
  • Posted by PaulMilner May 06, 2020 at 15:57

    I would really to be able to visit my 75 year-old mother-in-law who is a widow and hasn’t had any close family being allowed to visit her since lockdown has begun. We understand why not. Is it time to allow this I’m not that sure, but it would be great for m0ther-in-laws sanity.
  • Posted by TMAMB May 06, 2020 at 16:30

    I agree with the initial comment, and think that we need to look at the data that is being generated in relation to numbers in a scientific way- and not as reported in the media.
  • Posted by Lornap May 06, 2020 at 20:11

    Too soon to lift restrictions. And not convinced people are adhering anyway. Hold off for a month
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