Scottish hospitality venues still subject to some restrictions

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest relaxation of coronavirus restrictions for 19 July.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the nation will move to level 0 of its coronavirus restrictions from 19 July.

Some social distancing for venues including hospitality sites will remain though, with physical distancing reducing from 2 metres to 1 metre in all indoor public settings and outdoors.

Face coverings will still be required except when seated at foodservice venues.

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Hospitality customers will no longer have to pre-book a two-hour slot for a pub or restaurant but will still have to supply contact details for test and protect purposes.

However, hospitality venues will still be subject to a midnight curfew. Sturgeon said: “This reflects the fact that indoor hospitality – despite the sector’s sterling efforts – remains a relatively risky environment, particularly later at night when people may be less likely to follow rules.

“A midnight closing time represents progress from level 1 and 2 but it will help mitigate some of this risk.”

Events and stadia attendances will still be limited but have been increased outdoors to 2,000 seated and 1,000 standing, and indoors to 400, though organisers will be able to apply to stage larger events.

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