The Prime Minister issued a statement this evening (23rd March) introducing three new measures.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
These measures are effective immediately. The government have issued more detailed guidance on what these new measures mean and a copy of the guidance can be found here.
All clothing and textile retail stores should now close. However, the guidance does state that people can travel to and from work, ‘but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home’.
Textiles Scotland, as part of UKFT, continues to be in close dialogue with the government and will provide detailed information on issues relating to Covid-19 as and when it becomes available.