By Alex Glenn • 21 March 2022 • 9:17
Most of Scotland’s remaining Covid restrictions end. Cases in Scotland have been predicted to rise though.
Nearly all of Scotland’s remaining legal Covid restrictions have ended. This means that customers’ contact details will not need to be kept by businesses. Facemasks are here to stay for the time being though under certain conditions.
Facemasks or face coverings will still need to be worn in hospitality venues, on public transport and in shops. According to First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon face coverings are here to stay for “a further short period.” This is because the number of cases in Scotland has surged.
The latest coronavirus measures will be reviewed before the Easter recess for the Scottish parliament.
According to the BBC, Scotland is expecting an increase in COVID cases in the next 2 weeks.
Experts are dubious how much effect face coverings will have with other measures being ditched. Speaking to BBC Scotland Christine Tait-Burkard from The Roslin Institute, explained that the benefit of mask-wearing without other restrictions “is small, or is smaller than it ever was before”.
Daniel Johnson is Scottish Labour’s finance spokesman. He commented: “Businesses across Scotland will breathe a sigh of relief as restrictions are lifted – but there is no room for complacency.
“The cost of living crisis will pile added pressure on to businesses, but the SNP and the Tory governments are failing to get to grips with the challenge.”
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