Replace social distancing with mask wearing.

Recently Nicola Sturgeon suggesting wearing masks when shopping due to the difficulty of maintaining the 2 metre social distancing rule. This suggests that mask wearing is an adequate alternative to social distancing.

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It's getting to the point where people are suffering emotionally, to an extent that may cause long term damage to their mental state.

by MikePG7 on May 09, 2020 at 03:05PM

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  • Posted by Balderdash May 09, 2020 at 15:33

    No - masks do not offer sufficient protection. There is extremely limited evidence of effectiveness and improper use can aid transmission
  • Posted by william May 09, 2020 at 15:44

    Nicola Sturgeon needs to make up her mind. Last week she suggested face covers but not mandatory. Yesterday she said exercise once a day. when going to shops wear a face cover. So when did she make it mandatory to wear a face cover or have I missed one of her meetings.
  • Posted by Stephen666 May 09, 2020 at 15:44

    Suffer emotionally with long term damage, or the vulnerable and elderly get it, and die.
  • Posted by wisteria May 09, 2020 at 15:48

    I agree with last comment. Masks alone are not good enough. I’d be happier with masks and social distancing.
  • Posted by Annescotlass May 09, 2020 at 16:15

    Social distancing comes first, face coverings only where you feel this is impossible or difficult. Think the message is quite clear. It’s not mandatory so use common sense. The issue of how effective face masks are and who they protect best has been covered many, many times.
  • Posted by AudreyMeldrum72 May 09, 2020 at 16:18

    Nicola Sturgeon did not say to wear a mask , she said a face covering can be applied . such as as scarf if social distancing can not be adhered to eg in shops, public transports. She clearly differentiated between masks and face coverings.
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