Nicola Sturgeon Omicron update RECAP: First Minister confirms easing of Covid restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon will give her latest coronavirus statement to MSPs today after suggesting her government is planning for a long-term shift away from the kind of restrictions Scots have faced since the start of the pandemic.

Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 3:59 pm
Nicola Sturgeon is to update MSPs
Nicola Sturgeon is to update MSPs

On Monday the First Minister said the country had to ask itself “what adaptations to pre-pandemic life” might be needed so the country could live with coronavirus, and hinted face masks may be used long into the future as part of this.

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Some business leaders said that tougher coronavirus rules failed to make a “meaningful difference” to infection levels and were causing “enormous damage” to some sectors.