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Scottish Parliament: First Minister publishes ‘route map’ detailing phased approach to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Published on: 21 May 2020

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Earlier today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out details of the Scottish Government’s Lockdown ‘route map’.  
 
The document is designed to be evidence-led, and in doing so, will help to guide the lifting of various restrictions which are currently in place across Scotland.
 
The route map does not provide a series of dates for the easing of restrictions, however it identifies five phases which will guide the approach taken by the Scottish Government. The ‘route map’ sets out what people can expect and the order in which some restrictions will be eased. This ranges from the lockdown phase, through to phase 4 where COVID-19 is no longer a significant issue in Scotland.
 
Following the next review, set to take place on 28 May 2020, it is expected that the First Minister will announce that the country is moving into Phase 1 which will allow people to meet with members of another household and enjoy more outdoor leisure and recreation.
 
British Marine Scotland welcomes the publication of the route map and will be continuing its engagement with stakeholders in Scotland to ensure that commercial activity can resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

For members wishing to stay up-to-date with the latest developments on COVID-19, please visit the British Marine dedicated Coronavirus Hub.

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