Covid 19 - What you need to know - Scotland - Framework for exiting lockdown

06 May

At her daily update yesterday (5th May) the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, outline a framework for potentially relaxing lockdown restrictions in Scotland.

Although reiterating her government’s commitment to taking a unified approach with the rest of the UK, where possible, she did indicate that some of the measures outlined may happened (subject to evidence to support a relaxation) before the end of the next lockdown period (due to be reviewed on 28th May).

In her speech the First Minister highlighted five areas under review:

  • to allow exercise outside to happen more than once a day, so long as we continue to stay apart from people outside our own households,
  • a relaxation in the rules to allow meeting up with a small, defined group of people from other households,
  • to resume some NHS and community care services,
  • to allow businesses to re-open, and
  • the re-opening of Schools

The full transcript of her speech can be found here.

An update to the previously published Framework for Decision Making has now been published and can be viewed here.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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