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How does Scotland’s reopening compare to Boris Johnson’s roadmap?


Ms Sturgeon said on Monday: “I will seek to set out some details of what changes we hope to be able to make in early April – hopefully around April 5 – and then what further easing we might expect to see in late April, and then mid-May, and in much less detail beyond that.

“We cannot provide certainty on everything at this stage, particularly the further into the future we try to look, but we will try to provide as much clarity now as possible.

She added the statement will “hopefully help you understand when you can expect to see someof the key early milestones in our route back to normality”.

Here we take a look at how the lifting of lockdown measures in Scotland compares to Boris Johnson’s roadmap for England.


Children in primaries four to seven in Scotland have returned to school to join their younger classmates, who went back on February 22.

More secondary school pupils also returned to classrooms part-time from Monday.

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Retail and hospitality

Ms Sturgeon has said non-essential shops are expected to reopen from April 26, however she is due to say more about dates for retail and hospitality this afternoon when she addresses Holyrood.

From April 12 at the earliest, shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries, outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens will be allowed to reopen in England.


Up to four people from two households are allowed to meet outdoors in Scotland, as measures on gatherings were relaxed on March 12.

For children aged between 12 and 17, outdoor meetings are also limited to four people, but can be from up to four households.

In England, people are currently allowed to have socially distanced one-to-one meetings with others outdoors in a public space.

Care home residents are also allowed a single nominated visitor, who will be required to take a Covid test, wear personal protective equipment and keep physical contact to a minimum.

Larger groups will be allowed to gather in parks and gardens from March 29 in England.

The “rule of six” will return, along with new measures allowing two households, totalling no more than six people, to meet. Outdoor organised sport will also return.

Two households, or groups of up to six people, will be allowed to mix indoors and limited crowds will be allowed at sporting events from May 17.


Communal worship in Scotland will restart from March 26, with the limit for services rising from 20 people to 50.

People walk past a police car parked at Hyde Park during the third nation-wide lockdown

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Places of worship in England are currently open for individual prayer and communal worship. Normal services without social distancing are not expected to start any earlier than June 21.


Ms Sturgeon did not mention holiday accommodation in her February announcement about the lockdown.

She said travel restrictions are likely to remain essential “for some time yet” to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus.

According to the Prime Minister’s roadmap, self-contained accommodation will open no earlier than April 12 for single households.

Hotels and holiday parks are expected to open in the next stage on 17 May.

Stay-at-home orders

The stay-at-home order is expected to be lifted from April 5 in Scotland.

Meanwhile in England, all remaining restrictions on social contact could be lifted from June 21, allowing for larger events to go ahead and nightclubs to reopen.


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