Politics Live on BBC2 2/2/21


I was interviewed on the BBC’s Politics Live programme this afternoon, discussing a number of topics including the potential requirement for all visitors to Scotland to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival.  Subsequent to this interview the Scottish Government has announced that visitors will indeed have to quarantine.  You can find more information on this new aspect of our efforts against COVID-19 here: https://www.gov.scot/news/new-measures-to-tackle-virus/

“Current restrictions, including the ‘stay-at-home’ requirement, are set to remain in place until at least the end of February and schools will continue to be closed to most children for the rest of this month.

“Nurseries and Primaries 1 to 3 are, however, now scheduled to return full-time on 22 February, subject to final confirmation two weeks from now that sufficient progress in tackling the virus has been achieved.

“In an update to Parliament the First Minister confirmed that a managed quarantine system for anyone who arrives directly into Scotland regardless of which country they have come from will be introduced as soon as practicably possible.”

 You can watch the episode of Politics Live for the next month here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ry34/politics-live-02022021