Localised information regarding hotspots of infection

More local information (square km grid) about where infection hot spots are so that people in those areas can exercise more care re social distancing measures, and others outwith the area can potentially avoid those areas where possible. Text alerts could be sent if entering a 'red' zone to make people aware of the potentially increased risk of infection.

Why the contribution is important

It is important to allow people to be pro-active regarding avoidance of infection if that is possible. The NHS proximity app is an alerting tool which lets an individual know when they have been at risk of infection from others. However it is an 'after the event' tool. This idea allows people to have some control over whether or not they choose to enter a known 'high' infection area.

by SconeBurns on May 05, 2020 at 11:11PM

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Average rating: 4.7
Based on: 17 votes


  • Posted by Rachel_T1502 May 06, 2020 at 08:55

    Good idea,
  • Posted by LonelyMountain May 06, 2020 at 11:39

    A more focused "local" level of data would be more helpful than the current healthboard areas. With some boards covering a vast area, being able to identify hotspots in towns/cities rather than countywide would surely be better.
  • Posted by borisj May 06, 2020 at 13:53

    Barriers in the roads, quarantine warnings on the radio (or by your phone), people refusing to go into hotspots to make food deliveries to shops, army on the streets perhaps...

    The best way to get rid of hot spots is for us all to quarantine ourselves and stop the infection spreading.

    Best way out of lockdown, is to keep lockdown until we are in the clear, not reduced risk, no risk.
  • Posted by MCC May 06, 2020 at 13:53

    Good idea.

    Using Post Code might be better - than KM squared.
  • Posted by borisj May 06, 2020 at 14:56

    we are in this together, not by postcode.
    How many people live in a "safer" postcode but would work in a hotspot ?
    How many people would travel to the safe spots from hotspots if they could ?
    How could you stop them ?

    It's a nice idea but no very practical.

    If this is about the economy then consider that most of the money the economy produces is produced in the current hotspots.
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