The Scotsman

Maximum caution still needed – Leitch


Scotland’s National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch, has urged “maximum caution” on the next steps in the coronaviru­s lockdown.

Mr Leitch yesterday repeated the instructio­ns of the Scottish Government for people to stay at home.

The comments came as the UK Government changed part of its slogan from “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives” to “Stay alert, control the virus, save lives”.

Mr Leitch also said speculatio­n in the media about any changes to the lockdown measures the Prime Minister would announce had been “unhelpful”.

The national clinical director said on BBC Breakfast “We are in a very fragile moment, and actually Mr [Dominic] Raab the same day said they were going to proceed with maximum caution.

“We think that’s right. We think that maximum caution is right at the moment.”

Mr Leitch would not be drawn on whether the new slogan created confusion about the message among the public, instead repeating the Scottish Government’s stay-at-home message.

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