Scotland to go into a national lockdown

It will come into place from Midnight

Nicola Sturgeon just announced that from midnight tonight there will be a full Lockdown in Scotland. This comes after a reported 1905 new Covid cases were registered overnight in Scotland.

The new stay at home guidelines will now be the law, meaning that people are not permitted to leave their houses except for essential purposes. Everyone should work from home when they can and schools will be closed until the 1st February, apart from for the children of key workers.

The ban on non-essential travel remains in place, and whilst the University of Glasgow originally set the earliest return date for students as 25th January, this is subject to change after further guidance from the Scottish Government.

The Lockdown will come into place at Midnight tonight and will be implemented for the rest of January, but may be extended if necessary.