FAMILIES may have to stay in touch using video calls this Christmas, Nicola Sturgeon suggested today — as she warned of six months of Covid curbs.
The First Minister also compared the battle against the virus to World War Two as she prepared the country for imminent new restrictions.
Asked at her daily government media briefing what she would say to those who are worried about the prospect of more rules, Ms Sturgeon admitted they could be in place until next March.
She said: “I understand people’s anxiety. This is an anxious time we’re all living through.
“It’s having an impact on people’s mental wellbeing, on almost every aspect of our lives.
“But we will get through this. We need to systematically get through this in a way that we know much more. We don’t know everything about it but we know more about the virus than we did in March.