TTIS to start on Scottish islands first.

We have to move to testing etc. Islands are managable zones to begin doing so. There is a demand for it from island populations and their elected representatives.

Why the contribution is important

Self evident.

by Carel on May 06, 2020 at 07:03AM

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  • Posted by AlJones May 11, 2020 at 00:00

    How do you test, track and trace effectively in locations that have had few cases or no cases? How is that a good use of public money?
  • Posted by NannyNappy May 11, 2020 at 14:11

    I totally agree that there is a demand for TTI within island communities. Some islands have had cases. Some island may get cases, first time cases or additional cases. Whichever the case may be, how can we track and trace them if we do not have the ability? Track, Trace and isolate is vital country wide, but could be vital in supporting vulnerable island communities. And Island communities are vulnerable due to reduced capacity within their individual NHS facilities. That said, testing is expensive and the resource should not be squandered, it should only be used where symptoms are present. There are many ways to track and trace on islands, some residents may be comfortable with the App if they indeed have a smart phone, but where no smart phone, or concerns over use of the App exist, we always have good old fashioned word of mouth, so we all need to be aware of where and when we see folks that we know, in case we are asked over the following 14 day period. Other technologies can also be used, such as transaction records in shops and take away facilities, as a belt and braces approach within rural and remote communities, such as islands.
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