Nicola Sturgeon announced on Thursday that they are starting planning for an end to lockdown, but think tanks and the third sector are way ahead of them.
Two weeks ago Common Weal published a policy paper fully costing a plan for tracing and testing, in an effort to bring and end to lockdown safely and to the benefit of the economy.
Neil Clapperton, Chief Executive of Grampian House Association, is already in talks with the NHS to recruit the large number of volunteers that are going to be needed to undertake the contact tracing initiative.
“I think [Housing Associations] are a solution in a box. Let’s provide a network across Scotland within days, rather than weeks or months.”
Common Weal’s policy paper: Ending Lockdown
Scottish Government’s lockdown strategy: Covid-19 A Framework For Decision Making