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Easing out of lockdown needs to be done one step at a time

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As we slowly lift restrictions, we must rigorously monitor the spread of the virus, and ensure we don’t undo the progress we’ve worked so hard to achieve by allowing it to run out of control again.

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Test and Protect: essential explainer

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The Scottish Government Test and Protect system will be crucial in suppressing the virus, and it launches this Thursday. Here’s all you need to know.

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Our path out of COVID-19 lockdown: what you need to know

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The Scottish Government has published its route map for easing the lockdown in four phases, based on gradual and careful considerations. Here’s your essential summary.

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Building a fairer Scotland with wellbeing at its heart

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The Social Justice and Fairness Commission was established by Nicola Sturgeon to consider options for independence, but also action that could be delivered now, to make Scotland a better place to live for us all.

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We are making progress suppressing Covid-19 – but we are not out of danger

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The restrictions are working – and your cooperation in staying at home, except for essential purposes, is reducing the numbers of people becoming seriously ill and it is saving lives.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s address to the nation

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On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated the nation on Scotland’s plan to tackle the coronavirus – stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.

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Easing the lockdown now would be catastrophic

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If we were to do that, we would risk lives and lose all the progress we’ve made so far, potentially causing a dangerous second spike of the virus. That is a risk we cannot afford to take.

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Test, trace, isolate and support: what you need to know about the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 plan

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The Scottish Government has outlined its plan to roll out public health measures designed to curb the community transmission of COVID-19. Here’s the essential rundown.