Lifting of Covid restrictions in Scotland
Scotland moving to Level 0
Nicola Sturgeon announced in her briefing on the 13 July that lockdown restrictions in Scotland would be eased from Monday 19 July – but with certain conditions.
The First Minister told the Scottish Parliament that the country would move to Level 0 but face masks will remain “mandatory”.
She went on to say that it is a time for “continued caution” and that lifting all restrictions would put people at greater threat and would “risk the imposition of shielding by default”.
She added: “So while Scotland will move to Level 0 from next Monday, we will do so with certain modifications to our indicative plans.
So, what are the ‘modifications’?
- Scotland will lift restrictions on 19 July but face masks will remain mandatory
- Up to eight people can meet indoors from four households from Monday
- 10 people from four households can meet in an indoor public place
- The continued washing of hands should be continued
- Ventilation remains extremely important
- The cleaning of workstations and surfaces would also be important to continue.
She went on to confirm that the wearing of face masks would continue for some time to come.
The next review will be on the 9 August when it is expected all legal restrictions will be dropped.