Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland should be free of all Covid-19 restrictions from August 9. The country’s First Minister was speaking as she confirmed lockdown easing would be paused for three weeks to allow more time for people to be vaccinated. It means mainland areas will not move to the lowest level zero restrictions until 19 July.
The Scottish Government has said it will not compensate people and businesses from Manchester after a travel ban was put in place this week. In the latest flashpoint in a growing row between Scottish ministers and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham the Covid Recovery Secretary, John Swinney, said they would not acquiesce to Mr Burnham’s demands for compensation.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced when lockdown restrictions will lift in Scotland The Scottish Government hopes to move the country out of Covid-19 restrictions in August, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The First Minister said it would be a "major milestone" which will "signal a return to almost complete normality" in Scotland with the lifting of almost all social distancing restrictions by a date that she today gave as August 9.
The First Minister made the announcement at Holyrood on Tuesday as part of the latest review of the route map out of lockdown. The Scottish Government plans to move out of Covid-19 restrictions on August 9 if possible, has announced. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, she said changes to current restriction levels in Scotland will be postponed until July 19.
The next easing of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland will be postponed until July 19 amid rising cases, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Under the Scottish Government’s plans, the country had been due to move to Level 0 - the lowest level of restrictions - from June 28.
MSP Clare Adamson spoke in the Scottish Parliament’s chamber during a debate on climate change and cited P4 pupils at Calderbridge Primary who wrote to hers during the recent election campaign. Wishaw primary pupils had their voices heard in Holyrood regarding environmental issues. The town’s MSP Clare Adamson spoke in the Scottish Parliament’s chamber during a debate on climate change and cited P4 pupils at Calderbridge Primary who wrote to Ms Adamson and other candidates during the recent Holyrood election campaign.
The Scottish First Minister set out what life will look like once the whole of Scotland reaches Level 0 restrictions and lockdown restrictions can finally be eased following a three-week delay Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland will remain unchanged next week, Nicola Sturgeon has announced, while hoping that lockdown can finally be eased by July 19.
Nicola Sturgeon has delayed the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland by at least three weeks, to July 19. The First Minister confirmed to Holyrood on Tuesday afternoon that the planned relaxation on Monday, June 28 would not go ahead – adding that she plans to go further in early August and lift all major remaining legal coronavirus restrictions.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirms that no part of Scotland including Ross-shire will go down from current levels to level zero coronavirus restrictions from Monday with no change expected for the next three weeks – the move follows concern over a rise in cases of the new Delta variant of the virus
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today confirmed a delay to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the Highlands and the rest of Scotland. Speaking at Holyrood she told fellow MSPs that the move to level zero – the lowest in the five-tier system – would not be as previously expected.
Speaking to Holyrood this afternoon First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has updated ministers on the current situation as Covid-19 cases rise in Scotland. She said: "No part of the country will change levels next week and caution is still required after the rise in cases we have seen.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced all of Scotland could move to Level 0 on 19 July, with most remaining restrictions potentially set to be dropped on 9 August. Addressing MSPs in Holyrood this afternoon (22 June), the First Minister confirmed what she hinted at last week that the plan to move the entire country to the lowest level of the country's five-tier system of Coronavirus restrictions on 28 June would not go ahead, and will instead be pushed back by three weeks in order to ensure more people can be vaccinated.
Nicola Sturgon pushes Scotland's Freedom Day back to July 19 - and says some social distancing measures indoors will remain in place until the AUTUMN
Nicola Sturgeon postponed the end of Scotland's lockdown until July 19 today. The First Minister brought her country into line with England by pushing the country's downgrading to Level Zero back several weeks because of the spread of the Indian variant. And she warned the Scottish parliament today that the country will face some restrictions being kept in place after then.
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to delay further easing of lockdown restrictions following a rise in Covid infections across Scotland. The First Minister said earlier this week that further relaxation of Covid restrictions was unlikely due to the increasing threat of the Delta variant first identified in India. It puts original plans to drop to Level 0, the lowest in the five-tier system, on Monday on the back burner.
THE mayor of Greater Manchester is considering taking legal action against the Scottish Government over its decision to impose a travel ban due to rising Covid-19 cases. Andy Burnham claimed the restrictions are an “infringement on civil liberties” for people who have had both vaccines but are still prevented from travelling north for a holiday.
The First Minister will update the nation on the latest coronavirus situation in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon is set to make an announcement on coronavirus across the country from the Scottish Parliament later today. The First Minister is expected to tell MSPs in the Holyrood chamber that there will be a three-week delay in the lifting of lockdown in Scotland due to the Delta variant, which originated in India.
Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update: FM to announce lockdown plan THE First Minister is making a major announcement on Scotland’s path out of lockdown. Nicola Sturgeon will set out what life will look like under the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions. Here’s everything you need to know.
Welcome to The Courier’s morning politics briefing — everything you need to know about politics in your region and across the country, before you start your day. Top stories Plans for social distancing and life “beyond level 0” are being published today, as the first minister makes the latest statement at Holyrood on Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland.