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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

I think the main advantage is that outdoor exercise gets people away from indoor spaces where we know the virus is more likely to spread.
by gman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

We've now got more info on the infection rate in 2020, we came out of lockdown at the start of July and more people than usual were on the hills (Lomond MR reported it was already their busiest year ever on 13 Sep). The Lancet article I linked to earlier showed the concern that the rate would rise i...
by gman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:13 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Marty_JG wrote:Very few people live there so any infection is going to show up as a large percentage or ratio, so yes it's 460 per 100k, it's also 14 positive cases in the last week.


Yes, I think that was his point. :lol:
by gman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

So it's not completely irrelevant to mention the situation outside Scotland for comparison, maybe to see how well each of the four nations' rules work compared to each other. Have you heard of any cases in the UK linked to hillwalking/outdoor exercise? There's a comparison of cases per 100k on the ...
by gman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Websites like the BBC have 'New Covid Restrictions' pages with paragraphs about the rules for England and 'click here for Scotland/Wales/NI' further down the page. People based in England could be forgiven for thinking that the English restrictions are UK-wide and Scottish hillwalkers are casually i...
by gman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

There's also the law of unintended consequences: if you take a low-risk activity like hillwalking and make it less appealing then people will find something else to do instead.
by gman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Whether droplet or airborne transmission is the main route, the risk of infection is known to be much lower outside where ventilation is better. As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, the opportunity to socialise and exercise outdoors becomes more challenging and concerns are growing over...
by gman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

I'm not buying that they wouldn't have been aware how far BEM was from Oban either. The distance between the Buachaille and Oban isn't an issue, the law restricts the distance between the start/finish point of outdoor exercise and your local authority boundary. I'm sure you knew that, just for clar...
by gman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:58 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

The current law (up to 4th Jan) allows (t)exercise outdoors, provided that the exercise— (i)is not organised, and (ii)starts and ends at the same place, which place must be— (aa)in the local government area in which the person lives, or (bb)within 5 miles of such local government area https://www.le...
by gman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
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Re: New covid restrictions

Restrictions on entering Scotland 2.—(1) A person who lives in a place within the common travel area mentioned in paragraph 4 must not enter or remain in Scotland. Places in respect of which restrictions in this schedule apply 4. The places are— (a)England, (b)Northern Ireland, (c)Republic of Irela...
by gman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
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Re: New covid restrictions

The study into mountaineering and covid has shown the risks are negligible and maybe the scottish government has taken that on board to a small extent. :? I'm not sure what the thinking is, outdoor exercise is the only reasonable excuse with a travel limit so you can't currently drive from Glasgow ...
by gman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 18103

Re: New covid restrictions

Current Covid law on exercising outdoors for levels 3 & 4: Examples of reasonable excuse (t)exercise outdoors, provided that the exercise— (i)is not organised, and (ii)starts and ends at the same place, which place must be— (aa)in the local government area in which the person lives, or (bb)withi...
by gman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 18103

Re: New covid restrictions

If you live in a level 2 area can you travel to a level one area to walk the hills. The law only applies to levels 3 & 4, there is advice for other levels: If you live in a Level 0, 1, or 2 area in Scotland, or are considering travel to Scotland from anywhere else, you should: minimise unnecess...
by gman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 18103

Re: New covid restrictions

I read that differently as in your allowed to travel 5 miles outside your local authority area for exercise. Your outdoor exercise has to start and end in the same place and that start/end place has to be inside your local govt area or within 5 miles of it. So you can put your bike in the car, driv...
by gman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 18103

Re: New covid restrictions

Yeah, the law tends to be more precise and less subject to change. Unlike the guidelines and third party interpretations of them :lol:.
by gman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 18103
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