Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out detailed regulations for the ease on lockdown measures. The nation has been on lockdown since March 23 and is now about to introduce an ease on lockdown measures.
The First Minister has stated prior to the announcement that she intends on putting a four-phase plan in place to safely ease the nation back into normalcy as soon as the intensity of the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of a consistent decrease.
The regulations are to be enforced from Friday May 29, with the first phase of the ease on lockdown being implemented. The First Minister explained in detail what the first phase of the ease consists of, where she was sure to emphasize that the new ease on lockdown does not mean that lockdown is completely over, and stressed that staying home is still encouraged.
“The decisions that all of us make about staying 2 metres apart, washing our hands, wearing face coverings in enclosed places, these matter just as much in many ways in fact they will matter even more as we start to slowly relax these lockdown rules” said the First Minister.
What can be expected from the first phase of new regulations, is for individuals who decide to go outdoors to remain 2 metres apart, to not touch the same surfaces and to frequently wash their hands.
In terms of the job market, the First Minister spoke at length about essential workers being given the chance to reopen, but with permission from Scotland’s government. Outdoor work will resume, drive-thru food outlets are encouraged to open but only the drive-thru sections and household waste and recycling centers are expected to open on Monday etc.
The First Minister confirmed that tomorrow is the official day that the ease on lockdown measures is expected to come into effect.