Ian Yuill

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Lockdown restrictions set to be eased

by Ian Yuill on 22 May, 2020

The Scottish Government has now published the route map through and out of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

The following changes are set to be implemented from Thursday 28th May:

  • You will be able to meet people from one other household, though initially in small numbers, and at 2 meters distance while you are outside.
  • You will be able to sit or sunbathe in parks and open areas.Some non-contact outdoor leisure activities will be allowed to restart – such as golf, tennis, bowls and fishing – subject to appropriate hygiene and physical distancing.
  • People will be able to travel up to five miles – preferably by walking or cycling – to a location near their local community for recreation.
  • Take-away and drive-through food outlets will be free to reopen.
  • Waste and recycling services will start to resume.
  • Outdoor retail outlets such as garden centres will be allowed to reopen.
  • Children’s hearings will restart
  • Non urgent NHS treatment and surgery will gradually restart.
  • Some construction will restart.

The document sets out four phases for seven activity areas, but we may not be in the same phases for all activities at the same time. 

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4 Responses

  1. Simon Rae says:

    Do you have a source for that 5 mile figure? I haven’t heard that (or any) number mentioned anywhere else. As Aberdeen is roughly 5 miles across, that would certainly be good news, as it means most parks and the whole sea front would be available to all.

    The plan for Phase 1 only says we will: “be permitted to travel short distances for outdoor leisure and exercise but advice to stay within a short distance of your local community”.

    It would be really good to have confirmation that the police will be working to a 5 mile guideline for Aberdeen.

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