Scotland’s stages: how coronavirus lockdown will be eased

Unlike England’s roadmap, Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘strategic framework’ gives approximate dates for reopening

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has unveiled a “cautious and gradual” plan for how coronavirus lockdown measures will be eased in Scotland.

Unlike Boris Johnson’s “roadmap”, Sturgeon’s “strategic framework” deliberately avoids specific dates. “If we open up too quickly to meet arbitrary dates, we risk setting our progress back,” she said in a foreword to the document.

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