Tuesday, 21 September, 2021


Toughest Covid-19 restrictions to be imposed across Scotland

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Scotland's first minister said Glasgow, Stirling and parts of five Scottish shires will be raised to the second-highest level of coronavirus pandemic restrictions from Friday - affecting two in five of the country's population.

Ms Sturgeon said East Lothian and Midlothian will move from Level 3 to Level 2 after a "marked decline" in the prevalence of the virus.

"Lifting the Level 4 restrictions then [on 11 December] - as we will do - also means that they will not be in place for most of the Hanukkah period".

The regulations will also cover non-essential travel into a Level 3 or 4 local authority area, except for the same reasons.

Restrictions around outdoor socialising for those in Level 1 areas such as Moray and the Highlands are to be extended to allow eight people from three households to meet outdoors.

"Nevertheless, it is extremely disappointing for staff and customers that betting shops in these council areas will now unfortunately have to close, not least because of the excellent anti-Covid measures which have enabled them to operate safely since they re-opened in the summer".

People should not visit each other's homes, but families can gather outdoors in gardens or parks subject to the "rule of six" - although children under 12 don't count towards that total.

Places of worship remain open but with a limit of 20 people with the same for funerals, while weddings and civil partnerships have a maximum of 15 attendees - including the couple.

Garages and MOT centres and "outdoor auto lots" both listed as essential retail, meaning they are allowed to remain open.

"At these levels, we simply do not have the assurance we need that hospital and ICU [Intensive Care Unit] services will be able to cope as we go deeper into winter", she said.

"To underline how important this is, I can confirm that the guidance that has been in place in recent weeks will become law from Friday".

"And the national picture is masking significant regional variation", she added.

This comes after Scotland's government announced the introduction of a four-tier restriction system in order to halt the spread of coronavirus.

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