Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that lockdown restrictions are likely to be relaxed, slightly from 28 May.
Sturgeon has unveiled a four phase “route map” which will restart society whilst still suppressing coronavirus.
Phase on will see people being allowed to meet outside with those from other households, but schools will not reopen until 11 August.
Children will return to a “blended model” which involves a mix of school and home learning, with teachers returning back to work in June.
Garden centres and recycling facilities reopen, and some outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, tennis and bowls will be allowed to restart, as part of phase one.
People from different households must stay two metres apart and visiting other peoples homes will not be allowed.
People will be allowed to travel, by preferably walking or cycling for recreation, however people are advised to stay “where possible” within their own local area.
Sturgeon said these measures will be reviewed every three weeks, and there will be further phasing if progress is being made with the virus.
The first steps are “proportionate and suitably cautious,” Sturgeon said and are intended to “bring some improvement to people’s wellbeing and quality of life, start to get our economy moving again, and start to steer us safely towards a new normality.”
She added, “It’s important to stress, though, that while the permitted reasons to be out of your house will increase, the default message during phase one will remain stay at home as much as possible.”