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Overview —

A coalition of Common Weal Local Groups has submitted a response to the Scottish Government's Covid-19 Committee with their views on the test, trace isolate strategy.

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CW Aberdeen, CW Angus

CW Dundee, CW Edinburgh North & Leith

CW Edinburgh South, CW Glasgow

CW Inverness, CW Perth & Kinross

CW Skye, Raasay and Badenoch, CW South Ayrshire

 

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We in Common Weal are very pleased the Scottish Government Covid-19 Framework for Decision Making in all but one respect as we think that its Test, Trace, Isolate and Support plans are limited and unambitious.

We feel strongly that a policy of mass testing is needed if we are to know where the virus is prevalent and who has it. The current plans may at best contain the virus but will not eliminate it from our nation.

This consultation response details the response that we would consider to be proportionate to the task of Ending Lockdown.