The Scottish Government has today (21 May) published its COVID-19 Framework for Decision Making which lays out the Scottish Government’s decision making process and potential timescale for easing current restrictions.
The plan outlines four phases for removing Covid19 based restrictions. The full Framework can be read here.
Phase 1 states that where businesses are reopening employers should encourage staggered start times and flexible working. Phase 2 would see an easing of restrictions on non-office based working and Phase 3 would see the start of the opening of retail. Tourism would start to reopen across Phases 3 and 4.
The government have committed to reviewing whether it is safe to move to the next phase of the plan every three weeks. Phase 1 is not expected to start until the first review on 28th May.