The BBC reports:
Scots are to be ordered to stay at home amid a fresh Covid-19 lockdown which will see schools remain closed to pupils until February. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said new curbs would be introduced at midnight in a bid to contain the new, faster-spreading strain of the virus.
New laws will require people to stay at home and work from home where possible. Outdoor gatherings are also to be cut back, with people only allowed to meet one person from one other household.
Places of worship are to be closed, group exercise banned, and schools will largely operate via online and remote learning until at least February. These rules will apply across the Scottish mainland until at least the end of January, and will be kept under review.
Sturgeon brings in Scotland lockdown despite believing situation there is four weeks behind London
This is called acting early to save lives and shows just what a disaster is taking place in England
— Liam Thorp (@LiamThorpECHO) January 4, 2021
BREAKING: Scotland going into new full national lockdown from midnight until end of January.
First Minister @NicolaSturgeon says situation ‘extremely serious.’
Huge pressure now on @BorisJohnson to do the same in England.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 4, 2021
“We have decided to introduce, from midnight tonight for the duration of January, a legal requirement to stay at home”
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 4, 2021