The Fatal cost of ignoring Lockdown.

If we do not fine those who continue to ignore the Lockdown rules then in 3 weeks time when we come to reassess the condition in Scotland nothing will have changed at all. Why? Its the same people who are breaking the Lockdown rules and the same people spreading the Virus. Stay Home Stay Safe Protect the NHS Is fantastic. However if people ignore that then its the Scottish Government's Position to put in place standard £100 fines to stop people breaking the Lockdown rules...... That are put in place to protect us.

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We need to enforce the Lockdown properly. That means an instant £100 fine if you are caught visiting friends, family who don't live with you or dating. Going to beaches or public parks and caught Socialising. If the Government UK or Holyrood do that. Then obviously less people will be interacting with others and a proper Lockdown will be in place. Then and only then will we see a reduction in new cases. If we can icolate the Virus effectively. Then we can truly flatten the Curve. Right now the Deaths are up and down and no consistent reduction is in place. Why? Too many people are still breaking the Lockdown rules. That is why Britain has the Worst Covid Death numbers in Europe. No point pointing the finger off blame. If people refuse to go into icolation. Yes the Tories should have acted quicker. Nobody can despute that. We still need Lockdown Laws put in place. The sooner the better too.

by StevieLaing on May 07, 2020 at 06:56PM

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  • Posted by scotjs May 07, 2020 at 19:11

    I agree. Harsher 'smack-downs' on the lock-down flouters. But in order to prevent police power-trips some sort of set-up would need to be put in place. Perhaps people should be able to appeal fines online somehow and given the option to prove they had good enough reason to be outside or weren't actually outside of their rights. It would need a think through. But there should definitely be harsher crack downs on flouters. And neighbours should maybe be encouraged to report people...
  • Posted by Michellesmith May 07, 2020 at 19:25

    Lockdown is not being taken seriously by many .we need to be harsher on those people. Police need more power .I feel fines should be higher . Maybe an app or website were people who feel the fine is unfair can provide proof of the reason they were out .
  • Posted by NH May 07, 2020 at 19:34

    I agree. Every day I see many neighbours breaking the rules. They just don't take it seriously. Not fair on the rest of us.
  • Posted by Mariemunday May 07, 2020 at 20:14

    I see people breaking rules all the time. I am a key worker putting my life on the line and it infuriates me when I see scenes of people waiting for hours for a Costa coffee etc it’s ridiculous. I have never once been stopped by the police whilst travelling to and from work and never seen any presence of the police on the road since lockdown I cannot believe it. People should be stopped and asked about movements which would stop unnecessary travel.
  • Posted by Rosemary May 07, 2020 at 21:53

    Tonight while I was out clapping for our key workers a police motorcyclist passed my home. It was an emotional moment. It made me think “how many members of the police force have motorcycle licenses?” Something about the visible officer connected with me more than a police car, I don’t know why, it just seemed more palpable maybe. Could this be our new Bobby on the Beat? We’re not a police state but maybe some of us need a wee reminder that this is serious, it’s been over 100 years since something like this happened and I don’t think there’s anyone alive who can give us any real-time advice!!
  • Posted by mikecon May 07, 2020 at 23:21

    Completely Agree. Blatant breaking of the Lockdown should be dealt with. Not easy though.
  • Posted by pmaberdeenshire May 08, 2020 at 04:17

    Anonymous reporting line for neighbours who flagrantly ignore lockdown and have multiple car loads of family and friends visiting. No point in confronting them personally as if they had any sense of decency or respect for others in society they wouldn’t be doing it and thinking it’s ok. More galling is that one is a council worker sent home on assumed full pay and the other is a small business owner who will be getting government assistance whilst other neighbours on furlough are staying at home and observing all lockdown rules.
  • Posted by Ianw22 May 08, 2020 at 07:29

    People have given up on lockdown, the last 10 days it’s just a joke, far to soft at the start in the policing of it. You would as well just give up as businesses just start to open examples are in our town dog groomers and car washes are open.. they need the money .. but not essential services ..
  • Posted by TheComet May 08, 2020 at 08:23

    We have reported the same three neighbours twice for breaking lockdown rules. It took me to the 8th night of them meeting nightly at 10pm, where they were drinking alcohol and being noisy when re-entering their flats. They were dispersed on the 2 occasions I reported by the Police. One has since been caught again and fined. One neighbour is out the house at least ten times a day, visiting other family members and friends (who don't need help). She walks with 4 different families daily and is so blasé about this. We can see this from our flat and also when walking our dog(which we use as our Daily exercise allowance and do it individually and not as a couple). We have been shouted at by others whilst walking our dog, being called "grasses" or "snitches" . Whilst covidots like this walk amongst us and are clearly unaware of how their stupidity is potentially affecting others, we will always have the potential of a second spike in levels of infection and deaths. Higher fines and further actions are needed and a system where reporting of these incidents can be reported. We do not like the idea of being a 'Grass' but this is a matter of life and death and shows the utter contempt by some by others.
  • Posted by NCK May 08, 2020 at 09:41

    It is important to remember that the powers the police have and the current lockdown are already extreme in terms of human rights and freedom of movements. Yes there is good reason for this but to make the measures and powers even more extreme risks widespread protest and people losing complete faith in the government. We must trust others in our community to act responsibly, we do not know their circumstances, mental well-being etc and therefore cannot judge. The idea of having a specific forum for informing is deeply, deeply concerning, that would result in the kind of society post-Covid that you could not return from. I have also seen plenty of police in my local area, nearly every daily walk I see many who are not socially distancing themselves and often make it impossible for the public to do so by blocking pavements and have then been aggressive when asked to make way by other people trying to get past.
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