Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making

Closed 11 May 2020

Opened 5 May 2020


The emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the biggest global challenge that humanity has faced for generations.

We want your views on how we overcome the challenges ahead.

On 23 April 2020 we published Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making. This sets out the issues Scotland faces. It outlines the approach and principles that will guide us as we make decisions about transitioning out of the current lockdown arrangements.

A new document - Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making – further information - was published on 5 May 2020.

This includes proposed changes and options about:

  • staying at home
  • visiting other households
  • resuming care and support for those most affected by the current restrictions
  • businesses that have been subject to restrictions or closure
  • allowing pupils to return to school

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasised the need for transparency when she launched the framework and invited the people of Scotland to engage in this conversation to help us take the next steps to navigate to a new normal. 

Now we want to hear from you. We would like to hear your thoughts, concerns and any ideas you have about transitioning out of the current lockdown situation.


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