First Minister Statement
On 23 April 2020, I set out the framework we will use for decision making as we continue to supress COVID-19 and minimise its harms, while also seeking to ease the lockdown.
There are no simple solutions to the challenges that lie ahead, and no quick-fixes that will allow us to lift restrictions quickly or dramatically. However, we know how important it is to restore as much normality to life as soon as we can.
In the weeks and months ahead we will all need to continue to play our part in Scotland’s response to the disease. To protect each other, our lives are not going to go back to exactly how they were. Instead, we will need to continue to adapt our behaviour to reduce the risk of the disease spreading. We will need to continue with physical distancing and good hand and respiratory hygiene, including the appropriate use of face coverings.