I’m guessing, I’ve revealed the BBC Wales/BBC Scotland gap, 20 to 30 times now. I’ve complained but BBC Scotland didn’t understand what I was trying to suggest.
Today, on the matter of how long we self-isolate, BBC Scotland had the above headline placing the Scottish Government on the defensive when it is following expert advice to save lives:
Nicola Sturgeon is being “too cautious” with isolation rules leaving essential services short-staffed, Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has said.
In Scotland, households contacts of someone testing positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 10 days.
Mr Ross wants this to change to seven days if people record two negative tests, as is now the case in England.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-59768296
People who have tested positive for coronavirus in Wales will not be able to leave isolation as early as those can in England.
The UK government has said people in England can end quarantine after seven days instead of 10 after negative lateral flow results on days six and seven.
But the Welsh government has said the 10-day rule in Wales will remain.
Health Minister Eluned Morgan said they wanted a “more risk averse” approach.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59769544
The Welsh Tory Leader? Is he asleep? Well no. He did, last week, urge the UK Government to reduce the isolation time for some welsh Rugby players just back from South Africa but so far BBC Wales have not managed to get him to say something bad about the Welsh Government.