The current lockdown restrictions across the UK are due to be reviewed again in two weeks time. Downing Street is not giving any indication of options that are being considered.
But Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has given a glimpse of what could be ahead as she outlined possible ways forward there.
Possibilities include changing classroom layouts, with not all children attending school at the same time.
Businesses might have to ensure that staff work two metres away from colleagues.
Restrictions might be applied differently in different parts of Scotland, according to the local level of risk from coronavirus.
However any attempt to ease the lockdown will only happen when ministers and their scientific advisers are convinced that the spread of the virus is under control.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Science Editor David Shukman.
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