Stats and Exercise

Firstly can anyone explain why if Scotland was behind the rUK in terms of infection, we need to stay in lockdown longer? The global evidence suggests the earlier a lockdown takes place, the quicker the infection is killed, yet Scotland seems to be the exception to this rule? Especially when our lockdown measures such as construction sites, recycling centres etc has been more severe than Englands, something does not make sense with this apparent message. Secondly publish the R factor across sector, there is no point and no public confidence saying oh its between 0.7-1.0 it needs to be broken down to Hospital, Care Home and Community level, as right now being told what we have done isnt enough and it needs more is very demoralising to most people who have made monumental sacrifice's in life to help beat this. Thirdly- as per Wales, the ability to exercise more often should be brought in immediately. Fourth- open up recycling centre's and other amenities, provided it can be done in a safe way for the workers. Fifth- allow individual or outdoor sports such as golf, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, hill walking to be undertaken, the level of risk of transmission is minuscule, far less than going to a supermarket, and the benefits for those who do it are huge. Sixth- when things begin to ease- there needs to be a ramp up in delivery and availability of mental health and support, the emotional strain and stress this has put millions under cannot be underestimated. Seventh- take the brakes off the non-essential journeys, if someone drives 5 minutes to their local beauty spot, maintains 2m from everyone and has an hour's walk, then goes home again, there is little risk in allowing this, and again the mental benefits would be large.

Why the contribution is important

Per above

by mwjm38 on May 08, 2020 at 02:12PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.7
Based on: 7 votes


  • Posted by exkeowyed May 08, 2020 at 15:01

    On the whole I agree with this statement, but we have to appreciate that we appear to have lost our default built in common sense? If the government agrees to lift non essential travel and the limit on outdoor exercise such as Hill walking, this will be the perfect excuse for masses of traffic on the roads again (increasing the chances of accidents and therefore putting extra strain on the emergency services) and if they travel to a well known beauty spot/town/village, the chance of social distancing in that initial parking area/town/village will decrease greatly and put strain on the locals. I exercise regularly and prefer nothing more than escaping to the wilds for a hike/cycle or run, but I also have respect for others and I'm quite happy to limit my experiences in these difficult times and just wish everyone else would take a step back and look at the big picture! So yes, lets relax the 'going outdoors' restrictions so that folk aren't paranoid about heading out of the house for a 2nd stroll on a lovely day, but also lets hope that society has the common sense not to take the Michael!!
  • Posted by BruceE2 May 09, 2020 at 21:36

    All good reasons, I agree completely
Log in or register to add comments and rate ideas