Lockdown restrictions continue to be eased
New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased.
The Scottish government said the changes were designed to help reunite families and close friends. It will now be possible to travel out of your local area for non-essential reasons and for six people from up to six households to meet up outdoors.
The relaxation had not been due to come into force until 26 April but the government said the changes were being made earlier in an effort to boost people's mental health and wellbeing. However, significant restrictions remain in place: people cannot stay overnight outside their council area - even in a tent or caravan and the advice remains to shop within your own council area unless there are no practical alternatives. While six people can meet up outdoors, the guidance is to minimise meetings, maintain 2m distancing and "use common sense".
The next significant easing of restrictions on 26 April should see all shops and some hospitality reopen at that point, someone visiting a friend in another part of the country will be able choose to book into a hotel or bed and breakfast for the night.
All remaining shops and close contact services like nail salons are also due to reopen on 26 April. Pubs, bars, cafés, restaurants and bars will be able to serve people outdoors - in groups of up to six from six households - until 22:00 from that date, alcohol will be permitted, and there will be no requirement for food to be served. Takeaways will be able to resume normal service, with physical distancing and face masks worn in premises.
There will als be a partial resumption of indoor hospitality, with food and non-alcoholic drinks being served until 20:00 for groups of up to four people from no more than two households.
for more information please seek advice from gov.scot
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