Scotland will return to a regional levels system from the last week in April if virus suppression continues, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Unveiling the revised road map out of lockdown, The First Minister told MSPs the five-level system, separated by council areas, will return and she hopes those in Level 4 will be able to drop down to Level 3, which would see sectors such as non-essential retail reopen.
Scotland’s stay at home order is set to be lifted on April 5, with the government eyeing April 26 for the system to come into force.
What can we expect?
Sturgeon told MSPs lockdown would ease in phases, separated by at least three weeks and contingent on suppression of the virus continuing.
She explained that from the last week of April, the government expects to “see phased but significant reopening of the economy, including non-essential retail, hospitality and services like gyms and hairdressers.”
She added: “And, of course, the more of us who are vaccinated and the more we all…