It’s understood Nicola Sturgeon will confirm a delay to the easing of Covid restrictions across Scotland later.
Last week the first minister suggested that the move to level zero, the lowest of the five-tier system, was likely to be pushed back by 3-weeks.
Originally set for 28th June, it’s expected any change could be delayed until at least mid-July in order to vaccinate more people. The First Minister has also promised to publish a review of social distancing rules, together with an indication of what life could look like once the country has transitioned to level zero and better.
Much of Scotland moved into level one earlier this month, and some islands went down to level zero, but many parts of the central belt remain higher in level two, where there are stricter limits on the size of groups that can meet.
The first minister has previously indicated that it was unlikely any area would move down a level before the end of June, instead, she suggested the current level of restrictions was likely to remain until mid-July, probably the same date as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has targeted as the “terminus” for England’s lockdown restrictions.