Health & the NHS

Use Your Judgement: Easing Out Of Lockdown

"Scots have been urged to use their judgement in interpreting  the Route Map published by the Scottish Government on Thursday 21st of May. Covid19 framework for decision making Scotlands route map through and out of the crisis

The Route Map lays out phases that would allow Scotland to come out of lockdown carefully whilst continuing to suppress the Covid19 Virus. It relies on the R number (the rate of transmission) remaining low – for 3 weeks it has been between 0.7 and 1."

There Will Be No Back To Normal

"For years our health and social care systems have been underfunded. Its workers undervalued. The NHS is not a charity. We pay for it out of our taxes so that it is free at point of need. Nothing illustrates the failure of a government to protect the health and well being of its citizens more than a nonagenarian feeling the need to raise money for our public health care system by walking for miles round his garden. Change must happen. There can be no back to normal."

Scotland's Route Map: Test And Protect

"The advice this week from the Scottish Government continues to be to Stay at Home to Protect yourselves and others. Published on Thursday 21st of May was the plan to phase out of lockdown hopefully from Thursday 28th of May. It was further announced that schools in Scotland will return with a ‘blended model’ of educational delivery on 11th of August. 

All of this depends on the R number – the rate of transmission of Covid19 remaining well below 1. It is estimated that for three weeks it has been between 0.7 and 1.0. This is primarily due to Scotland being in lockdown for 9 weeks which has prevented onward transmission of the virus."