The vast majority of the much discussed R number is made up of cases within care homes (let’s move on from that), R number in the wider community is much lower and the chances of catching the virus outdoors is negligible. As for contact trace this IMO is why we are still in lockdown here due to the incompetence in not having it up and running yet.On the TV news this morning there was over 39000 people have died in England and Wales with covid19 on their death certificate Scotland has another 3000 + deaths. So in mainland UK there has been over 42000 deaths reported and some of you guys are criticizing the Scottish government for not letting you jump in your car and go fishing! Bloody hell shame on you it's you hobby not life or death if you are really concerned if you had a days fishing booked contact the ghillie / keeper and send him the money you would have spent so he has some money in his pocket.
Some of you will be saying it's safer to go fishing than going to the supermarket. The supermarket is for esencial food not a past time!
There's no risk going to the river we self isolate. The risk is the non essential travel!
Once you open up non essential travel all the idiots will jump in there cars and risk spreading the virus to our rural population where most of our fishing is.
For the health of our population I feel that a full contact and trace system must be set up, the viral infectious rate must be under control with fewer deaths occurring.
Stay safe everyone.