Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th December 2020.

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Photo of Willie Rennie Willie Rennie Liberal Democrat

There are now only 10 days left before Christmas, so if the First Minister has an idea about what she will propose this afternoon, it would be helpful if she could alert the public, many of whom will have long journeys planned for then.

I can understand why she might not want to take a fixed position but, regardless of whether she wants to tighten her proposals for Christmas or do otherwise, I hope that she will understand that further indications would be helpful for people.

Today, we have heard further alarming indications about the virus, and we have also seen outbreaks in care homes where there is an absence of information about the other drivers and sources of the spread. People need more details about the current form of the threat. What more can the First Minister tell us about what the incident management teams are telling her, so that people can respond to that threat appropriately?