The Government should take a nuanced approach to pandemic control based on individual risk factors rather than a simplistic age-based cut-off point that would consign swathes of the population unnecessarily to a prolonged period of isolation.
Why is this important?
• It is not purposeful to divide the population simply by age as some people over 70 are at lower risk than some younger people.
• It is not a proportionate response to expect people who are not at high risk to self-isolate for many months.
• It is better for society as a whole that over 70s continue to function in their many roles as workers, carers, volunteers and consumers.