Cautious road map gives hope, but relies heavily on continued suppression of virus

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has talked of her hopes that by summer, we will be living with much greater freedoms than we are today, as she issued an updated strategic framework to lift restrictions and move out of lockdown. Her announcement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that he hoped England could be free … Read more

People ordered to ‘stay at home’ as lockdown tightened till end of January

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a tightening of lockdown measures similar to that of last March in a bid to act quickly and concisely to slow the spread of coronavirus, particularly the recently identified ‘new strain’. From midnight tonight (4 January) everyone currently in Level 4 should stay at home, and this will become … Read more

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Scotland’s five-tier system – what can we do in each level

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed Scotland will operate under a five-tier system if approved next week. The two extra tiers compared to England’s three provides for greater flexibility at the top and bottom the scale, said the First Minister. She described the introduction of a ‘level 0’ as ‘the closest to normality we can safely get … Read more

Further restrictions could be announced tomorrow as another 800 infections recorded

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could announce further restrictions tomorrow, due to the continued increase in Covid-19 infections. Eight hundred new infections were recorded overnight. In her briefing today, Nicola Sturgeon said: “The Government will be considering the latest clinical evidence and advice today and the cabinet will considering the up to date situation when it … Read more