Public attitudes to coronavirus: March update

This report presents findings from polling work, conducted in January and February 2021, on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

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Annex B: Key events during fieldwork

This table below summarises of key events taking place in January and February related to Coronavirus in Scotland. It is not exhaustive, however, gives some context to events surrounding data collection. Fieldwork dates should be borne in mind when interpreting the data.

5 January - Stay at home restrictions come into effect in Scotland, with some Islands to remain in Level 3.

11 January - Some school pupils return with remote learning in place for most children.

2 February - FM announces a continuation of the stay at home restrictions until the end of February at least.

15 February - Travel quarantine introduced meaning some travellers entering Scotland are required to spend 10 days in accommodation in a quarantine hotel and undertake two Covid tests.

16 February - FM confirms the return of nursery and P1-3 children on 22 February.

22 February - Pre-school and P1-3 return to school. New research from the University of Edinburgh evidences the Coronavirus vaccines can prevent severe illness and reduce the risk of Coronavirus hospital admissions.



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