Nicola Sturgeon has set out Scotland's route map out of the current national lockdown.

The First Minister laid out the revised strategic framework on Tuesday afternoon at Holyrood and outlined how the country will gradually emerge from lockdown restrictions.

The framework will be a transition from now until all adults are vaccinated.

Test and protect will continue as a tool against the virus.

Travel restrictions will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

The Scottish Government has outlined a cautious framework but if positive trends continue, will carry out a review of restrictions.

Route map timeline: 

A level system will be introduced from the last week in April, from Level 4 to Level 3, meaning non-essential retail, gyms and hairdressers can then reopen. 

The priority will be the return of school pupils. The FM spoke of children returning to school yesterday but emphasised exercising care and caution.

From March 15 will be the next phase of school return for primary 4-7 pupils and secondary students.

From then, too, 12-17 year olds can play team sports. 

Up to four people from a maximum of two households can meet.

April 5: Stay at home restrictions will be lifted.

April 12: Churches can resume worship and six people from two households can meet.

April 26: A move back to level 3 throughout Scotland.

The First Minister said the lockdown restrictions put in place after Christmas had a positive impact on the situation.

Although the R number is below 1, she is cautious that this could easily go above 1, especially if new strains of the virus were found.

The First Minister also said that all adults will be vaccinated by July which is earlier than the proposed September.

Scotland’s route out of lockdown is more cautious than the one outlined by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night.

The PM announced that all restrictions in England will be over by June 21 with the first easing of lockdown happening in April.