Nicola Sturgeon Covid update RECAP: First Minister to address Scotland's lockdown restrictions as stricter Portugal travel rules come into force

Nicola Sturgeon is due to address parliament on Tuesday afternoon to give an update on the coronavirus situation in Scotland.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 3:56 pm

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First Minister Nicola sturgeon is due to address parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

Nicola Sturgeon Covid update RECAP: First Minister to address Scotland’s lockdown restrictions as stricter Portugal travel rules come into force

Last updated: Tuesday, 08 June, 2021, 15:48

  • All travellers returning from Portugal will have to isolate for 10 days
  • Calls to speed up vaccination programme in Scotland as all over 25’s in England and all adults in Wales are invited to apply for their vaccines

FM calls question from Alexander Cole Hamilton ‘complete nonsense’ and warns against statements that pit areas of the country against each other.

Lothian local instance management team will make decisions on how to deal with high cases in the Capital.

FM: “I don’t mandate to local public health inspectors”

FM: Currently undertaking a general review on physical distancing and parl will be updated when review complete.

FM: Plans for the vaccination of children dependent on JVCI decision.

FM: There is no minister in the government who is standing in the way (of day services to support unpaid carers) ... apart from the clinical decisions and the need for precaution.

Willie Rennie raises the issue of unpaid carers.

FM: We should make sure vaccine supplies are spread equally.

FM: Support efforts to ramp up production of vaccinations in as many parts of the world as possible.

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