Changes to Lockdown – Phase 1 starts tomorrow

Phase 1 starts tomorrow in easing Lockdown

From Friday, We will now be able to meet with members of one other household at a time. This must happen outdoors, in a park or private gardens, and while observing social distancing, and the total number of people meeting up should be a maximum of 8. There is also a strong recommendation not to meet more than one other household per day.

We are allowed to travel – preferably by walking or cycling – for recreation or visits, with a suggested limit of five miles, although Nicola Sturgeon has said that people should “use their judgement”. Sitting or sunbathing in parks will be permitted, as will many outdoor non-contact sports including golf, fishing, tennis and bowls.

In terms of business, most outdoor work that has been put on hold can resume. Garden centres and recycling facilities are also allowed to reopen, while takeaway and drive-through food outlets will no longer be discouraged.

From Monday, teachers can return to schools to prepare for the start of the new school year on 11 August, when pupils begin a ‘blended’ model of at home and in school learning. And from Wednesday, child minding services and fully outdoor nurseries will begin to re-open.

Summary of Changes

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