Personal risk assessment

I think that we should all be treated as adults when it comes to personal risk once the lockdown begins to be lifted. No one with a health condition should be discriminated against and criminalised.
There should e a tool which individuals can complete if they wish , based on scientific evidence to work out their own physical risk from covid 19. They can then weigh this up against the risks, physical and psychological of continued isolation .

Why the contribution is important

I feel there is a risk, as lockdown is lifted , of older people and those with underlying health conditions being instructed to isolate whether or not they would wish to do so. It may be perceived as personally protective but is also to preserve NHS resources.
It would be very discriminatory.

by Mariehand on May 05, 2020 at 01:38PM

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  • Posted by gandalf1 May 05, 2020 at 13:49

    Totally agree, people should be allowed to travel if they can do so safely without risking anyone else
  • Posted by AlexMD May 05, 2020 at 16:16

  • Posted by Stephenaitken123 May 06, 2020 at 07:37

    Agree completely. Other countries such as Sweden treat people like adults. In Scotland our liberties are removed and dictated by the state.
  • Posted by MargaretR19 May 06, 2020 at 08:44

    We should all be doing this...formally ...
  • Posted by Lizrodie May 06, 2020 at 09:54

    I agree with the suggestion of an ‘easy to use’ tool which would allow someone to assess their risk in specific circumstances- travelling on public transport/ in a workplace, shop etc and give them an indicative risk - even red/amber/green(with some context info) based on the restrictions in operation at the time. This would allow some level of choice within guidelines and clearly indicate when something is a bad idea and puts them or others more at risk.
  • Posted by DevVeh May 07, 2020 at 09:56

    We cant do a meaningful risk assesment without seeing the bigger picture which as individuals we are unable to do at the moment.

    I would like to see some of the risk analysis that is being done by the government though
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