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Lockdown – what happens next? The next stage of lockdown revealed



Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled lockdown easing measures later than in the UK.

From May 29, Scots will be able to meet with members of one other household in public or in a private garden as long as they maintain two metres apart.

She said: “We’re asking the total number of people between the two households should be a maximum of eight – please keep it to less than that if you can.

“We’re not saying you must pick one household – but we are saying you should not meet more than one household at a time.

“While this will not be the law, we strongly recommend that you don’t meet with more than one household per day.”

The Scottish Government has also strongly recommended avoiding meeting with more than one other household per day.

People are permitted to travel, preferably by foot or cycling for recreation or visits, but with a suggested limit of five miles.

However, Ms Sturgeon has advised people to “use their judgment”.

Sunbathing or sitting in parks is now permitted, as are outdoor non-contact sports such as golf and fishing.

Garden centres and recycling facilities are also allowed to reopen, while takeaway and drive-through food outlets will no longer be discouraged.

Businesses, where work is undertaken outdoors, can now resume and teachers are now able to return to school to prepare for the start of the school year on August 11.

When schools reopen in August, there will be a blended model of home and in school learning.

Additionally, from June 3, childcare and outdoor nurseries will begin to reopen.


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