Nicola Sturgeon reveals plan for easing Scotland’s lockdown

Scottish golf courses to reopen under Phase 1 of lockdown measures

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"It should be noted that a final decision will be made by the First Minister on 28 May and if any changes to the current procedures are required to align with updates provided by Scottish Government then these will be shared with you as soon as they are known to ensure re-opening plans can be updated or adjusted accordingly".

NHS services stopped during the lockdown will also begin to "safely restart", including resumption of some GP and emergency dental services.

Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen outdoor spaces and the public will be allowed to access playgrounds and sports spaces.

"This will take into account details from the road map published by the Scottish government today".

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"At every one of these stages, the biggest single factor in controlling the virus will be how well we continue to observe public health advice".

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that while restaurants, hotels and pubs will not reopen this month, hospitality businesses' outdoor spaces will be able to reopen earlier than indoor spaces.

Garden centres and recycling facilities reopen, and some outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, tennis and bowls will be allowed to restart, as part of phase one.

Ms Sturgeon will review progress on June 18, before deciding whether to move to the second phase, which includes small shops and outdoor markets reopening subject to social distancing.

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Pupils will see the returning to school, with physical distancing measures in place, under a blended model of in-school teaching and in-home learning, while universities and colleges will begin a phased return with more remote learning options encouraged.

Ms Sturgeon said Scots should stay within five miles of their homes as "we do not want over the next phase of this to see tourist spots flooded with people out for day trips".

For those who can do so, remote working will remain the default position, while non-essential indoor office workplaces will begin to open with enhanced safety measures and physical distancing.

Phase four - Resume mass gatherings.

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Those who can not work from home will be allowed to travel to work, but employers have been asked to be flexible in terms of start times and shifts.

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