Scotland’s Route out of COVID-19 Lockdown

Scotland’s Route out of COVID-19 Lockdown

The Scottish Government have published their plans (23rd February) for a cautious route out of the current COVID-19 lockdown, with a gradual easing of the restrictions over the next couple of months.

This follows the UK Government’s four stage roadmap published on 22nd February.

The new Strategic Framework is cautious about the timescale for easing restrictions and focuses on the immediate period, with further details to be published in the coming weeks. Current Level 4 restrictions will be progressively eased over the coming weeks when data indicates it is safe to proceed, aimed at returning young people to school.

From 15th March, P4-7 pupils should be able to return to school, non-contact sports for 12-17 year olds can resume and 4 people from a maximum of 2 households will be able to mix outdoors.

From 5th April, the current Stay at Home requirement will be lifted; schools will fully reopen, more retailers will be deemed essential and places of worship will reopen (restricted to 20)

From 26th April, a return to Levels system, with most of Scotland returning to Level 3 restrictions, allowing the reopening of non-essential shops, hairdressers, gyms etc and the “graduated opening up of economic and social activity”.

You can read the new Strategic Framework here

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