First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will this afternoon set out Scotland’s phased plan to remove current coronavirus restrictions.
The return of face-to-face education, sports activities for young people and limited social interaction for adults are among the priorities.
Level four restrictions will be eased into a geographically variable system, with at least three weeks between each step and all decisions “driven by data rather than dates”.
This follows the approach laid out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, with a four-stage plan to get England out of lockdown.
Schools south of the border will open next month, with non-essential retail allowed to open from April, alongside outdoor hospitality.
On Monday, Scotland’s youngest children returned to the classroom for the first time this year, though most pupils will continue with home schooling.
The Scottish Government stated its priority is still the suppression of the virus to the “lowest possible level”, but