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Glasgow Live
Laura Ferguson

Scotland's covid restrictions move to Level 0 measures today

Scotland has moved from Level 1 to Level 0 covid restrictions from today, with the change coming into effect at 00:01am.

Last week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the country would move to the lowest possible restrictions.

The move to Level 0 means that physical distancing has reduced to one metre in all indoor public settings and outdoors.

Meanwhile, informal social gatherings of up to 15 people 15 households are permitted outdoors without physical distancing. Gatherings of up to 10 people from four households are permitted in all indoor public settings with 1 metre physical distancing.

People in Glasgow will also no longer be required to pre-book a two-hour slot to visit a pub or restaurant.

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However people visiting a pub of restaurant in the city will still be required to provide contact details to assist Test & Protect teams, and will still be required to wear face coverings except when seated.

Other rule changes that have come into effect from today are:

  • under-12s will no longer count towards the number of households that can gather indoors in public spaces and homes
  • hospitality settings can open till midnight, if their current licence permits that, and customers will no longer be required to pre-book a two-hour slot to go to a pub or restaurant but will still be required to provide contact details to assist Test & Protect
  • up to 200 people will be able to gather at weddings and funerals

Yesterday, the First Minister stressed that the complete end of restrictions today only applies to England, warning that anyone living in or visiting Scotland would need to continue abiding by coronavirus rules.

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In a series of tweets, Ms Sturgeon also said the number of cases in Scotland remain too high.

She said: "As this chart shows, cases in Scotland are falling, but still too high. To talk of tomorrow as ‘freedom day’ (England only remember) is not sensible IMO, given current situation. Vaccines going well and do offer route through - but as we vaccinate, we must ease up gradually.

"If you live in or visiting Scotland please abide by remaining safety measures. Stick to group limits, keep 1m distance in public places, wear face masks, wash hands etc. While we vaccinate, these measures help keep us safe. More info available at "

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