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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Our shared role in containing the virus: Analysis of responses submitted as part of the Scottish Government's second public engagement exercise

This report outlines the themes emerging from a rapid analysis of the public engagement exercise that took place 5-11 October 2020 on the Scottish Government's approach to managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Our shared role in containing the virus: Analysis of responses submitted as part of the Scottish Government's second public engagement exercise
Annex A: Most engaged-with ideas

Annex A: Most engaged-with ideas

Table A.1 – Top 20 ideas by number of comments
Ran Title Number of comments[23] Number of ratings Average rating[24]
1 Getting the balance right 100 63 4.52
2 New learning norms 69 24 3.04
3 No circuit breaker over October holidays 61 136 4.46
4 Weddings 47 83 4.77
5 Tackling the virus: Other concerns and suggestions 33 1 4.00
6 Open soft play centres 29 63 4.46
7 Allow small gatherings in private homes 28 86 4.60
8 Covid enforcers 28 62 1.84
9 Family meetings indoors 24 48 4.23
10 Wearing of face coverings & prescription Lanyards and policing. 23 38 3.45
11 Not another national lockdown 20 64 4.44
12 Individual and household action 20 9 3.67
13 Toddlers 18 45 4.76
14 End lockdown. Shield the vulnerable and open society back up. 18 36 4.42
15 Proof of exemption 18 34 3.00
16 Restrictions in school 18 32 2.41
17 Just let's get on with it like Sweden and Florida 17 85 3.92
18 Weddings based on venue capacity 17 62 4.85
19 Exempt children under 12 from wearing masks 17 38 4.21
20 An idea from 3 professors 16 64 4.25
Table A.2 – Top 20 Ideas by number of ratings
Rank Title Number of comments[25] Number of ratings Average rating[26]
1 No circuit breaker over October holidays 61 136 4.46
2 Allow small gatherings in private homes 28 86 4.60
3 Just let's get on with it like Sweden and Florida 17 85 3.92
4 Weddings 47 83 4.77
5 Not another national lockdown 20 64 4.44
6 An idea from 3 professors 16 64 4.25
7 Treat people like adults and trust them to make their own risk based decisions. 14 64 4.09
8 Getting the balance right 100 63 4.52
9 Open soft play centres 29 63 4.46
10 Covid enforcers 28 62 1.84
11 Weddings based on venue capacity 17 62 4.85
12 Life is for living 11 61 4.54
13 Urgent need to rethink the strategy on how we deal with Covid 11 53 4.51
14 Allow music in venues 6 50 4.56
15 Family meetings indoors 24 48 4.23
16 Right to choose 9 45 3.22
17 Time to ease restrictions 7 45 4.22
18 Toddlers 18 45 4.76
19 Open all dentists not just private 10 42 4.81
20 Freedom! 8 41 4.08
Table A.3 Top 20 ideas by unique page views
Rank Title Unique Page views Total page views
1 Getting the balance right 2609 3110
2 No circuit breaker over October holidays 1966 2359
3 Weddings 1530 2069
4 New learning norms 880 1147
5 Just let's get on with it like Sweden and Florida 797 891
6 Family meetings indoors 527 624
7 Open soft play centres 518 660
8 An idea from 3 professors 513 612
9 Individual and household action 466 545
10 Allow small gatherings in private homes 465 603
11 Tackling the virus: Other concerns and suggestions 420 524
12 Covid enforcers 386 454
13 Toddlers 332 406
14 Not another national lockdown 319 355
15 Wearing of face coverings & prescription Lanyards and policing. 319 396
16 Allow music in venues 318 392
17 New Day to Day Habits 316 369
18 Weddings based on venue capacity 307 481
19 Household Bubbles 289 321
20 Let the Public know the Origins of new daily infections 281 331

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