‘Freedom day’ begins in Scotland as country moves beyond Level 0 restrictions

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‘Freedom day’ begins in Scotland today as the country moves beyond Level 0 covid restrictions.

Scotland woke up to ‘Freedom Day’ today after the country moved beyond Level 0 at midnight on Sunday, August 8.

The legal requirements for physical distancing – except in healthcare settings – and gatherings have been removed, with all venues, including nightclubs, now allowed to reopen.

However, some measures, such as the requirement to wear face coverings indoors in public places and on public transport, will still remain in place. Scotland’s national clinical director confirmed on Wednesday, August 4, that Scots heading to nightclubs when restrictions lift will not have to wear a face-covering while on the dance floor.

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, told MSPs last week that the country would soon move beyond Level 0, the lowest level of a five-tier system of restrictions in Scotland, due to the “steady decline in cases” and “the success of vaccination”, although she did express that she did have concerns and was nervous over the relaxation of the restrictions.

Under the new rules, double-vaccinated adults and all children will be able to avoid self-isolation if they have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus so long as they are symptomless and can show proof of a negative PCR test.

 

 


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