Unified approach

We need to approach the lockdown easements with a unified approach. It has not been at all helpful to business to have the Scottich Government set it's own pathway. We must align with Westminster and Central Government so as not to confuse the greater public. We conduct business South and West of the Scottish Borders,to differentiate in testing methods or imposing different legislation will be further damaging to commerce in Scotland. We must also consider access immediately to our open spaces coastline and lochs now that our emergency services have the capacity to take care of emergencies.We must get back to work

Why the contribution is important

This is important, it is essential that the economy begins safely moving forward.

by mayles12345 on May 06, 2020 at 07:36PM

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  • Posted by NiamhC1997 May 06, 2020 at 19:55

    A “unified approach” is a terrible idea which disregards the specific needs of each nation of the U.K. I understand at this point the transmission rate in Scotland is higher than other U.K counterparts. We must all not leave lockdown until the last nation is ready and prolong it, or it must be lifted in accordance with the individual requirements of each nation.
  • Posted by jazblog May 06, 2020 at 19:58

    I completely agree that we need a unified approach but any suggestion of a unified approach leads to the thread eventually being removed by a moderator.
  • Posted by WeeAl1902 May 06, 2020 at 20:04

    While I can see your point we must follow what the science is telling us is appropriate for Scotland. If we are to have a unified approach then we must wait until all 4 nations are at a safe stage to lift any restrictions
  • Posted by Sheddi May 06, 2020 at 20:06

    What is right for one country at a specific time is not right for another therefore I definately do not support a unified 4 countries approach - each country and probably area within any of the 4 countries may require to be dealt with in different ways. Life will never get back to what we considered normal previously so people need to get used to things being slightly different from now on and things differing between areas.
  • Posted by theresasheldon May 06, 2020 at 20:12

    Varied and utilitarian approach is good
  • Posted by NewYorkChrysler May 06, 2020 at 20:16

    The guidance for all business sectors in the U.K. should be the same. That’s how current health and safety guidance works. Why should a worker in Wales be afforded a different safety protection standard than NI, England or Scotland. We must create common UK guidance. The same applies to PPE and testing across the U.K. Why should a carehome worker in Scotland be given different advice to one in London? I feel we are wasting money by having civil servants draft guidance across the different devolved governments and main U.K. government. We should be pooling our resource.
  • Posted by Sorcha2222 May 06, 2020 at 20:21

    the virus is not unified it is progressing differently in different parts of the country each part of the UK has to do whatever is best for there country and each country within it.
  • Posted by shieldingcarol20 May 06, 2020 at 20:42

    Due to the geographical and population differences in the 4 countries of the UK, I feel that we should be taking the approach which is suitable for that area, based on the information collated in that area, possibly this might create some problems but rather these problems than anyone of any age or health status losing their life in such a horrible way.
  • Posted by Dougieo May 06, 2020 at 20:46

    Disagree... should be on a Scotland needs basis
  • Posted by nialson May 06, 2020 at 20:49

    It seems strange that Scottish people are advocating a unified approach but Westminster would be willing to allow various English regions to come out when they see fit. That's not unified
  • Posted by Mandy10 May 06, 2020 at 21:06

    How about England wait until all 4 nations are at a stage eg., R rate .5 or where it is safe to lift restrictions rather than imposing one countries wishes? Each nation will be at a different stage and have different priorities eg., lives over economy.
  • Posted by Susan May 06, 2020 at 21:15

    All parliaments / assemblies need to communicate plans / intentions, but is does not make sense for the same rules to apply in London as in the Western Isles. Glasgow & other built up areas might need to do things different to the Highlands. A one-size fits all approach is not sensible, but checking that everyones tape measures are accurate is sensible.
  • Posted by WBRnotes May 07, 2020 at 23:49

    No - I don't think a unified approach is appropriate. Scotland is a different nation, one of four within the UK at the moment. Certain matters are devolved to the Scottish Government and one of them is health, another education. As such, it is the responsibility of our FM/Scottish Government to plan the way ahead for us based on the situation in Scotland while also feeding into and listening to what is happening elsewhere in the UK. To enforce a unified approach would definitely not be 'based on the science' or 'doing the right thing at the right time'.
  • Posted by hutchia May 08, 2020 at 11:22

    Scotland requires an approach suitable for Scotland. A unified approach has resulted in the largest death rate in Europe. It has been acknowledged that Scotland is 'behind' England regarding the peak of the virus. So far England has not done the 'right thing at the right time' Scotland must do what is right for Scotland
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