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First Minister confirms that most Covid restrictions will end in Scotland on 9 August

Wed 4 Aug 21

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that most Covid restrictions in Scotland will end on Monday 9th August.

In her address to the Scottish Parliament yesterday she said that "The move beyond Level 0 will entail the lifting of most of the remaining legally enforced restrictions, most notably on physical distancing and limits to the size of social gatherings."

She added; "It also means that from 9 August no venues will be legally required to close."

Face coverings will continue to be legally required to be worn in all indoor settings, subject to existing exemptions; this will however be kept under review.

There is a continued requirement for indoor hospitality and similar venues to collect the contact details of customers.

The First Minister also stated that “We will continue to work closely with local incident management teams on appropriate outbreak control measures, including the use of localised restrictions in future if necessary.

“We will also continue to use travel restrictions, as and when necessary, to restrict the spread of outbreaks and protect against the risk of importation of new variants.”

You can read the First Minister's speech in full here.

For more information about the baseline measures which will remain in place, please click here.

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