Scotland lifts most health restrictions

Scotland lifts most health restrictions

After a significant improvement in the epidemiological situation in the country, almost all restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted in Scotland.

The legal requirement to maintain physical distance and the ban on gatherings has been removed. However, exceptions exist in health establishments. all places, including night club, can also be reopened.

However, some measures, such as the wearing of masks in closed public places and on public transport, still apply.

Under the new rules, fully vaccinated adults and all children will no longer have to self-isolate if they come into close contact with someone with the coronavirus, provided they are asymptomatic and provide a negative PCR test.

successful vaccination campaign

Students and teachers will continue to wear face protection indoors for six weeks after the start of the school year. However, students will no longer be forced to follow distance learning in the event of transition to a school. Only children and adults considered high-risk contacts should self-quarantine.

Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon told parliament last week that the country was a “Consistent reduction in pollution“Coronavirus could claim one more”successful vaccination campaign“.

According to the Prime Minister, Scotland is in an epidemiological situation”much better“More than one could have expected before the summer. However, she urged Scots to be cautious, even though many anti-coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted.

The number of new SARS-Cov-2 infections peaked on July 1 at 4,234 cases. The average number of daily infections at the beginning of August was 1,172 cases. Scotland recorded 1,240 new cases on Sunday.

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In Scotland, 3,323,466 of an estimated 5.46 million residents are fully immunized.

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