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One metre rule ‘game changer’ for hospitality trade

Pub and restaurant owners have said the Scottish government’s plan to allow businesses to reduce social distancing – with adequate signage – is a “game changer”. Several said it would mean the difference between opening or not, and “wholeheartedly” welcomed the proposal. Currently businesses must operate under a two-metre rule, but this may be reduced …

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Coronavirus: Scotland’s five-mile travel limit lifted

The five-mile travel limit has been lifted and self-contained holiday accommodation can now reopen as virus restrictions in Scotland are eased. Visits to care homes can also now resume, and physical distancing rules for young people have been relaxed. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged Scots to “behave responsibly” and be “sensitive” to rural communities. The …

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Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon attacks ‘shambolic’ air bridges decision

The UK government’s decision-making on air bridges has been “shambolic”, Scotland’s first minister has claimed. Nicola Sturgeon criticised the speed at which Westminster expected Scottish ministers to make a decision on lifting quarantine on overseas visitors. But she said the Scottish government was “very likely” to agree to relaxing restrictions for people arriving in Scotland …

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