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Scotland lockdown may turn into even tighter than Sturgeon introduced, Swinney warns | Politics | Information

2021-01-14 09:23:00

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John Swinney informed BBC Breakfast that the SNP Authorities does have additional restrictions able to be carried out if the newest coronavirus guidelines don’t cut back the unfold of COVID-19 throughout the nation. This follows Nicola Sturgeon asserting six new restrictions throughout First Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Mr Swinney stated: “There are additional restrictions that could possibly be utilized however we don’t need to must go there.

“So I might encourage individuals to comply with the restrictions which might be in place as nicely the very robust steerage.

“There are routine and recurring issues that we needs to be doing to attempt to cease the unfold of the virus.

“If all of us do these issues then we will keep away from extra stringent restrictions.”

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On Wednesday, Ms Sturgeon outlined her six newest coronavirus restrictions in Scottish Parliament.

The SNP chief argued that the small additions and modifications to present guidelines have been important in working in the direction of stopping the unfold of COVID-19.

Ms Sturgeon stated: “Firstly, we intend to restrict the supply and operation of click on and accumulate retail providers.

“Solely retail providers promoting important gadgets will probably be allowed to supply click on and accumulate.

“This can embrace garments and footwear, child tools, books, all different click on and accumulate providers should cease.”

“In the meanwhile completely different components of Scotland have completely different guidelines regarding the consumption of alcohol in outside locations nonetheless from Saturday will probably be towards the regulation in all stage 4 areas.”

The SNP chief said relating to different modifications: “Fourthly and considerably we intend to strengthen the duty on employers to permit their workers to earn a living from home each time doable.”

“Fifthly we’ll strengthen the provisions in relation to work inside individuals‘s homes.”

Ms Sturgeon’s final rule was to focus on an obvious loophole that was being abused: “Proper now the regulation states that individuals can solely go away residence for important functions.

“Nonetheless, having left residence for a vital function somebody may then keep out of their residence to do one thing that isn’t important with out breaching the regulation because it stands.”



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