The UK government’s coronavirus messages for England have caused unnecessary confusion in decentralized countries, MPs said.
The Scottish Affairs Committee said in an interim report that Downing Street should explain how it would remedy “messaging failures”. MPs quoted Boris Johnson telling people on May 10 to stay alert for the virus, rather than telling them to stay home. The message was spread across the UK despite no change in decentralized administrations.
Alister Jack, the Scottish secretary, told the committee that Nicola Sturgeon was aware of an imminent change but was not told what it was, according to the report.
He said: “The British government has failed to clarify when its message applies only to England, causing unnecessary confusion in the