Lockdown and remote learning to continue

Yesterday’s announcement from the Scottish Government described the need for lockdown measures, including remote learning for Scotland’s school children to continue until the middle of February at least: Current lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the middle of February, the First Minister confirmed today.

Schools across Scotland will also continue to use remote learning until at least the middle of February except in the case of vulnerable children and those of key workers. During an update to Parliament the First Minister said that although lockdown appears to be having an impact on case numbers, transmission of the virus remains too high to relax restrictions.

Nobody who lives in an area under lockdown should leave or remain outside their home except for an essential purpose like caring responsibilities, outdoor exercise and work that cannot be done from home. This will be reviewed again at the beginning of February.