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Scottish Government Publish Framework For Making Decisions Through Lockdown Period
30th April 2020
A document outlining how decisions will be taken to control coronavirus (COVID-19) while restoring a degree of normality to everyday life has today been published by the Scottish Government.
The paper - COVID-19: A Framework for Decision-Making - sets out the position during this ongoing period of lockdown and outlines the factors that must be considered as the Scottish Government moves gradually to ease restrictions.
It also recognises that new ways of living – effectively a “new normal” – may have to be in place for some time to come.
“The framework announced today sets the scene for business and civic Scotland to be a part of the recovery plan. We agree that controlling the virus and preventing a second spread is utmost as it may result in tougher lockdown measures down the line.
“It is clear from today's announcement that social distancing measures are here for the medium to long term. That's why creating new working models which embed these measures are critical if we are to protect jobs and re-start the economy, and we must do this in partnership with the business community and Government.
“We also need to make sure any phased return includes all parts of the business community, from large companies to SMEs and to businesses in rural areas.
“We recognise the challenge ahead of us. The business community will play its full part to inform and design the phased and eventual return to economic recovery."