Make Scottish Islands Trial Zones for Tracing App

My suggestion is for the islands to be the first to try out any tracing system the Scottish Government decides upon, in a similar way to England's trial on the Isle of Wight.

Why the contribution is important

Through the current ferries 'lockdown', in which only those who can prove they are residents are allowed to travel to the islands, we effectively have a number of Covid-19-free 'bubbles'. Why not utilise this to everyone's advantage - not only could any tracing app decided upon be tested this way, it would enable those living on the islands to resume a more normal lifestyle more quickly. We islanders are probably especially vulnerable now, and this would also give us more peace of mind once the lockdown starts to be relaxed nation-wide.

by jcgreenhalgh on May 10, 2020 at 05:40PM

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  • Posted by MikeJohnston May 10, 2020 at 20:59

    What tracing system? It's still just a dream. See idea: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test, Trace, Isolate, Support Islands irrelevant. It's needed in Inverclyde now, sorry last month.
  • Posted by MatthewSlack May 10, 2020 at 21:11

    Few or no cases means nothing to trace! So probably the least useful location for a trial.
  • Posted by AlJones May 10, 2020 at 23:42

    There is a good research app already in place. Not for profit and led by some of the world’s best known hospitals and epidemiologists. It has been going for over 7 weeks now and has no political influence. As someone who lives on a Covid-free island, I use it in order to help valuable research. I will not agree to use the Tory app.
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