Scotland and Wales hospitality sites reopen from today

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Outdoor dining is now allowed in Wales and Scotland.

Scotland and Wales’ hospitality venues have joined their English counterparts in a partial reopening following months of lockdown.

Hotels, pubs and restaurants in Scotland will be able to serve up to six people from two households indoors, however alcohol is only permitted outdoors and businesses must adhere to an 8pm curfew.

Gyms, swimming pools, libraries and museums can also reopen.

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This easement is part of the Scottish government moving into level 3 of its five tiers of restrictions.

While Wales is allowing its hospitality venues to reopen for outdoor service only for the first time since last December. Six people for different households are now permitted to meet outdoors, with children under 11 not included in that number.

Furthermore, indoor dining in the UK nation is expected be permitted from 17 May, a week earlier than previously suggested. This brings Wales in line with English restriction relaxations, though the rule of six will remain.

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