Restrictions eased in Scotland, but masks remain in place

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Restrictions against the coronavirus will be greatly eased in Scotland from Monday, but wearing masks will remain mandatory there, unlike in England, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday 13 July.

The head of local government in this British province of 5.5 million people wanted to take a more cautious approach than British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mask lifting and distancing in the UK

The latter confirmed on Monday, from 19 July, the lifting of almost all health restrictions in England, including masks and social distancing, for the part of the scientific community who fear it will further exacerbate the outbreak of cases of the delta variant. Used to be. the UK.

Thank you for the progress of the vaccination campaign.”We’re easing restrictions next week, but we’re not letting goNicola Sturgeon of the Independence Party SNP said.

Social distancing will be reduced to one meter for groups in public least for the next three weeksHe elaborated, but left to remove it.

The mask lives in Scotland

Unlike in England, the obligation to wear a mask in closed public places will also remain the same.for a certain timeTo protect the most vulnerable in Scotland.

Only telecommuting will take “Slowly» Ends August 9 only, and discos will remain closed.

Without removing it entirely, the rules limiting indoor meetings will be lightened. Eight people from three different households will be able to see each other in private homes and ten people from four households in closed public places such as pubs – whose closing hours will change from 11:00 p.m. to midnight.

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Vaccinated people will no longer be in quarantine

For travelers to countriesOrange“Especially in major tourist destinations such as France or Spain, they will no longer be subject to full vaccination when they arrive in Scotland.

In the United Kingdom, each nation sets its own timetable in the event of a health crisis. Like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have opted to lift restrictions more slowly.


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