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Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making - overview of public engagement

This report outlines the themes emerging from a rapid analysis of the public engagement exercise on our approach to decision making with regard to changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown arrangements.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making - overview of public engagement
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1. The terminology used by the engagement platform to describe different types of contributions made by users, including 'ideas', 'comments' and 'ratings', are described in the methodology.

2. Of the 4254 ideas submitted to the site, 132 ideas were rejected due to being in breach of the moderation policy.

3. Note. At this time it is not possible to say categorically that coders' approaches were highly consistent. There are a number of inherent checks in the methodology, such as multiple researchers having sight of the most-engaged with threads, real-time sight of incoming ideas, and ensuring similar topic tags are treated together to provide further re-assurance that the findings are broadly consistent.

4. The most commented-on idea relating to lifting the lockdown attracted 161 comments and 281 ratings: Continue Lock Down

5. The most commented-on idea relating to this topic attracted 48 comments and was rated by 89 people: Align with UK government communications

6. The most commented-on idea relating to this topic attracted 103 comments and was rated by 237 people: Close the Scotland/England border

7. The most commented-on idea relating to advice about staying at home was pre-seeded by the Scottish Government and attracted 118 comments and was rated by 128 people: Future Changes to Advice About Staying at Home

8. The most commented-on idea related to outdoor sports attracted 83 comments and was rated by 194 people: Allow Participation in Some Outdoor Mostly Solitary Sports

9. The most commented-on idea relating to golf attracted 199 comments and was rated by 194 people: Golf Course

10. The most commented-on idea relating to face masks attracted 79 comments and was rated by 174 people: Enforce the Wearing of Masks

11. The most commented-on idea relating to opening garden centres attracted 55 comments and was rated by 141 people: Open Garden Centres

12. The most commented-on idea relating to visiting other households was pre-seeded by the Scottish Government and attracted 247 comments and was rated by 327 people: Visiting other households

13. The most commented-on idea relating to marriage ceremonies attracted 43 comments and 110 votes: Marriage - Allow with Minimal Attendees

14. The most commented-on idea relating resuming health services was Resume Dental Treatment which attracted 43 comments and 121 ratings. The pre-seeded Scottish Government idea attracted 30 comments and was rated by 51 people: Resuming care and support for people

15. The most commented-on idea relating to reopening businesses was pre-seeded by the Scottish Government and attracted 117 comments and was rated by 87 people: Future changes affecting businesses that have been subject to restrictions or closure

16. The most commented-on idea relating to reopening schools was pre-seeded by the Scottish Government and attracted 348 comments and was rated by 248 people: Future Options for Allowing Pupils to Return to School

17. The most commented-on idea relating to compliance and enforcement was pre-seeded by the Scottish Government and attracted 270 comments and 85 ratings: Current Restrictions

18. The most commented-on idea relating to police check points attracted 50 comments and 114 ratings: Checking purpose of car journeys

19. The pre-seeded idea on "Test, Trace, Isolate, Support" attract 108 comments and was rated by 132 people

20. The New Zealand Government's 'Elimination Strategy' for Coronavirus (COVID-19) contains a combination of measures that relate to testing, rapid tracing, and isolation, which are situated within a four tier alert levels system. For more information, visit: https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/tables/COVID-19-alert-levels-summary.pdf

21. The most commented-on idea relating to waste management attracted 90 comments and 260 ratings: Consider reopening household waste/ recycling areas


Contact

Email: covidexitstrategy@gov.scot