Uk news Nicola Sturgeon announces plans to bring Stirling out of lockdown PremierLeague-News.Com
MetiNews.Com - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon detailed plans to bring Scotland out of lockdown and gave a provisional timeline on the easing of restrictions.
Breaking News ! Stirling's steps out of lockdown have revealed a possible return for retail and hospitality businesses by the end of April. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated ministers at Holyrood this afternoon, saying that at present there is "limited scope" for easing restrictions. She set out the Scottish Government’s plans to gradually emerge from current lockdown restrictions. She said that Scotland will return to a levels system by the last week of April, from around April 26. Areas currently under level four restrictions will move to level three or lower, dependent on virus number. Ms Sturgeon revealed that it's hoped that a “phased reopening” of the economy - including non-essential retail, hospitality and services like gyms and hairdressers - will start on this date, subject to a review in mid-March. The next phase of pupils returning to the classroom could be possible from March 15, with pupils in P4-7 returning to the classroom and more senior phase secondary pupils back in the classroom for at least part of their learning. Pupils in P1-3, nursery pupils and some senior pupils returned on Monday. The First Minister added: "Then, a minimum of 3 weeks after that - so from around April 5 - it is our hope that the 'stay at home' restriction will be lifted. We would aim for any final phase of school return to take place on this date." Restrictions on care home visiting could also be eased from early March. Read More Related Articles Heartbroken family of Scots cyclist Tony Parsons issue desperate plea for information Read More Related Articles Aberfoyle animal sanctuary welcomes £2000 cash donation to help pets through pandemic It's also hoped communal worship will restart around April 5 - with restricted numbers. Scotland has been in lockdown since Boxing Day.
. "However, the framework today provides details on what - as of now - we expect our next changes to be." The First Minister added: "I'm as confident as I can be that the indicative, staged, timetable that I have set out today - from now, until late April when the economy will start to substantially re-open - is a reasonable one. "In mid March, when we have made further progress on vaccines and have greater understanding of the impact of the initial school return, I hope we can set out more detail of further re-opening over April, May and into the summer." Click here for more news and sport from the Stirling area. Stirling's SNP MSP Bruce Crawford said: “What the First Minister has announced will see a gradual easing over the next two months that will bring Scotland to the protection level system we had in place previously, prior to going back into a full national lockdown in January. “Rather than setting arbitrary dates in stone, the First Minster was clear that this will be driven by the data in front of us. If we make more progress in tackling the virus, some of these relaxations could be accelerated. Similarly, if progress is slower for any reason, the timetable may need to be revised.”
Ms Sturgeon revealed that there were 56 new deaths in the previous 24 hours, taking Scotland's death toll to 7,006. The total number of positive cases reported yesterday was 655. A total of 1,076 people are now in hospital – with 93 in intensive care.
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