Scotland is to move to level zero of Covid restrictions on 19th July but mandatory use of face coverings is to remain in place for “some time”. The new level was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. She said there will still have to be measures in place due to the levels of the Delta Covid variant.
Here is a breakdown of the new level.
Maximum 10 people from up to 4 households may socialise indoors
in a public place. Maximum of 8 people from up to 4 households may socialise in a private dwelling.
Maximum of 15 people from up to 15 households
Under 12s do not count towards restricted numbers or households outdoors
Travel and Transport
Active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible Avoid car sharing with people outside
extended household wherever possible
Face coverings compulsory on public transport
Local licensing laws apply
Indoors (10/4) or outdoors (15/15) socialising rules apply
Hospital and care home visits
Open subject to local health protection advice
Weddings and Funerals
Weddings/Civil Partnerships – 200
Funerals – 200
Post-funeral/wedding receptions permitted – maximum 200
The move to level zero means more people will be allowed to meet indoors and attend weddings and funerals.
Limits on outdoor meetings are to be maintained, and the return of workers to offices is to be delayed.
Fully-vaccinated people returning from amber list countries will not need to self-isolate as of Monday as long as they take a test after arrival.
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