MSP welcomes cautious easing of restrictions

Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell has commented on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's announcement today of a four-phase routemap in lifting the current Covid-19 lockdown in Scotland.



Referring to phase one, which begins on May 28, Mr Mundell said:  "I think many constituents will be relieved to see the gentle easing of restrictions coming in from next week.


"There will be more detail to come and some people may have questions. but there is no doubt for many people the idea that they can see family and friends, all be it in limited circumstances, will be very welcome.


"Obviously people need to continue to be cautious and continue to stay at home where possible but it is clear that the time is coming where we need to look beyond this first phase and take the opportunities that are there to return to some sense of normality."