Concern Over Lack Of Testing

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Common Weal
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Common Weal’s Local Groups call for an increase in the ambition of its proposed Test, Trace, Isolate and Support plans.

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― The groups are pleased with the Framework in general but are concerned about the lack of scale in its TTIS plan.

― The policy of mass testing must be increased to meet the scale demanded by the pandemic.

― The Scottish Government should adopt a programme more akin to Common Weal’s previous policy paper on testing, Ending Lockdown.

― The group is concerned that attempts by the UK Government to prematurely end restrictions will result in a spike cases and calls for the Scottish Government to resist political pressures to follow suit.

― Given the potential negative costs of not controlling the virus, this scheme should not be seen as a “big ask” but as a “sensible and logical ask”.