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First Minister confirms ‘indicative timeline’ announcement on economy reopening for 16th March

On Tuesday 9th March 2021, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that from this Friday, restrictions on meeting up outdoors for social and recreational purposes would be eased and also added; “We hope to be in a position to relax – at least to some extent – travel restrictions within Scotland in the weeks ahead…

We are also proposing some changes to the rules on outdoor exercise and activities.
From Friday, outdoor non-contact sports and organised group exercise will be permitted for all adults, in groups of up to 15 people.

In her statement to the Scottish Parliament, Ms Sturgeon also said “I expect that further, more substantial changes will be possible in the weeks ahead, and I will set out as much detail as I can about that in Parliament next week. If the data allows us to relax more restrictions more quickly than we have previously indicated, we will not hesitate to do so”

The First Minister confirmed that a more indicative timeline for the reopening of the economy would be given on Tuesday 16th March. This is to include shops, hospitality, hairdressers, gyms and parts of the tourism sector

  • From Friday 12th up to four adults from 2 households can meet outside for both socialising and exercise, this includes meeting in private gardens.
  • For 12-17 year olds up to four people can meet (no household limit)
  • From Friday 12th March, outdoor non-contact sports and organised group exercise will be permitted for all adults, in groups of up to 15 people.
  • From 26th March communal worship will resume for groups of up to 50 where 2m physical distancing can be maintained.
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