cotland will be put into a new full lockdown from midnight and schools will remain closed until February, announced Nicola Sturgeon.
The First Minister said a legally enforceable stay at home order will apply starting Tuesday for areas currently below the top tier of the country – tier 4 – which includes mainland Scotland and Skye.
Exemptions apply to caregivers, essential purchases, unlimited outdoor exercise, and belonging to an extended household, Ms. Sturgeon confirmed.
She stressed that MSPs must act « quickly and decisively » and described the country as « four weeks behind London ». .
Scotland’s first female minister will open schools for most students through May 1. Close February to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
She had previously announced that the Christmas holidays would run until November 11th. January to be extended. But now the children have to work at home for another two weeks.
Schools are only open to children of key workers who cannot work from home and to vulnerable youth.
Describing the situation as “extremely serious,” she added, “I can now confirm… that we have decided to introduce a legal requirement to stay home except for essential purposes from tomorrow for the period of January. This is similar to last March’s lockdown. «
Schools and kindergartens will be closed for most students through February, which means an additional two weeks of home study for most students.
Ms Sturgeon announced the changes in a statement in the Scottish Parliament, called back from hiatus to discuss stricter measures. She told MSPs that no action could be taken to overrun Covid-19 capacity in hospitals within « three or four weeks ». .
She said: “We in Scotland have the opportunity to avert this deteriorating situation here, but we must act quickly. ”
The Prime Minister said the lockdown decision was taken after a Scottish Cabinet meeting on Monday morning.
She admitted that she knew the decisions would not be « welcome » and that they were not made lightly.
The SNP chairman said the measures were « devastating » and that the block would only exist if « absolutely necessary ».
The Scottish government had already announced that the school holidays would run until November 11th. January to be extended. The ministers had originally planned that by 18. January to study remotely.
However, schools are still open to children of key workers who cannot work from home, as well as to vulnerable young people.
The First Minister said Scotland had 1 in the past 24 hours. 905 new coronavirus cases registered, compared to 2. 464 on Sunday. The daily test positivity rate is 15 percent – a slight decrease of 15 percent. 2 percent on Sunday.
Currently, all of mainland Scotland and Skye are subject to the strictest restrictions. It prohibits indoor visits, except in certain special circumstances, and limits outdoor meetings to six people from two households.
For the rest of Scotland, as of Tuesday, people will only be allowed to meet one person from another household outdoors. This applies to everyone aged 12 and over.
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As of Friday, places of worship are closed to the public, with the exception of weddings or civil partnerships – limited to five people – or funerals, which are limited to 20 mourners. Wakes were banned.
Ski centers, clinics that offer cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, and showrooms for larger retailers will have to close when the space designated as essential retail becomes narrower.
Ms. Sturgeon said the lockdown measures are being closely reviewed, but added: “However, at this point I cannot rule out the possibility that they will remain in place for longer or that further changes will be made. None of this is easy. ”
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