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PremierLeague-News.Com - The First Minister has said Scotland's exit from level four restrictions will be made 'carefully and gradually'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Nicola Sturgeon is preparing to unveil Scotland’s roadmap out of lockdown, a day after Boris Johnson revealed England’s route back to normality.It also comes a day after children returned to Scottish schools for the first time this year, with pupils in Primary 1-3 allowed back to class.The First Minister has said Scotland’s exit from level four restrictions will be made “carefully and gradually”.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.She has pledged that all decisions will be “driven by data rather than dates”.When is the announcement and how can I watch live?The First Minister will outline her plan to MSPs in Holyrood this afternoon, starting at around 2.15pm.You will be able to watch the announcement on BBC Scotland, and on the Scottish Parliament website.There will also be coverage on Sky News, which you can watch online via YouTube.What will Scotland’s roadmap look like?The First Minister has said Scotland’s roadmap will be “broadly similar” to the one the Prime Minister announced for England yesterday.
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.Nicola Sturgeon will announce the plans in Scottish Parliament today (Photo: Getty)Restrictions will be lifted in phases, with at least three weeks between each step.The First Minister said: “We know we cannot continue in lockdown indefinitely and we must plan a gradual phased return to as much normality as possible.“The restrictions we have put in place are difficult for individuals, families and businesses across Scotland, but they are working – case numbers have decreased, the numbers of people in hospital and needing intensive care are coming down and we are now seeing fewer vulnerable people dying from this horrible illness.“This means we can begin to consider how, carefully and gradually, we can return to some normality in Scotland.”She added that beyond education, “giving people the ability to meet loved ones, initially outdoors, is a priority”.Ms Sturgeon continued: “As we get to a situation where we can move back to a ‘levels’ approach, with all or part of the country moving down a level, we can start to carefully open the economy again too.“The strategic framework sets out as far as possible at this stage how we will approach the gradual easing of restrictions.“We will be able to give more detail and clarity in the weeks ahead as we make further progress both on suppressing the virus and vaccinating the population, and as we understand more about the impact of vaccination.“However, to keep moving in the right direction and avoid setbacks caution will be necessary, which is why the framework will be clear about the need to move in a gradual way.”
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