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Covid update: Scotland to move to level 0

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland will move to level 0 on 19th July and the following changes will come into place.

  • Physical distancing in Level 0 will reduce to 1 metre in all indoor public settings and outdoors.
  • Informal social gatherings of up to 15 people from 15 households will be permitted outdoors without physical distancing.
  • Gatherings of up to 10 people from four households will be permitted in all indoor public settings with 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Under-12s will no longer count towards the number of households that can gather indoors in public spaces and homes.
  • Hospitality settings can open till midnight, if their current licence permits that, and customers will no longer be required to pre-book a two-hour slot to go to a pub or restaurant but will still be required to provide contact details to assist Test & Protect.
  • Travellers who are fully vaccinated through a UK vaccination programme and children arriving into Scotland from Amber List countries will no longer be required to self-isolate and take a day eight test.
  • Up to 200 people will be able to gather at weddings and funerals.

Face masks will still be mandatory and are to remain in place for “some time.” Meanwhile, the return of office workers to offices is to be delayed for the time being whilst the vaccine rollout continues.

Ms Sturgeon said that she hoped Scotland could move beyond level zero from 9th August – the point at which the government aimed to scrap most legal restrictions.

For all the latest news and advice regarding what you can do in Scotland, visit the Scottish Government website.


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