COSLA President Councillor Alison Evison said: “Today the Scottish Government published Scotland’s route map out of COVID. As President of COSLA I welcome its publication, the clarity it provides and sense of direction it gives to all of us, as we all work individually and collectively to move through and beyond this crisis.
“Local Government in Scotland will continue to work closely with our partners in Scottish Government and across communities as we progress as appropriate through the phases.
“I also note the heroic role that Local Government has already played throughout this Pandemic – from the initial mobilisation through to continuing to deliver essential services to our Communities.
“I would like to thank Local Government staff for their incredible efforts and continued support. The jobs that Local Government workers do have made such a difference to communities all across Scotland.
“Thanks also to those within our Communities who have listened to the advice and have stayed at home and helped save lives.”