What are the new rules in Scotland now that it has exited Level 0?
SCOTLAND has finally celebrated its own “Freedom Day,” but what rules remain in place?
Scots can now go to clubs and festivals since they have been granted permission. However, unlike in England, Nicola Sturgeon has kept some limits in place. So, what are Scotland’s new rules?
The final stage of Scotland’s plan is not under lockdown.
As Scotland exited level zero, nearly all restrictions were abolished at midnight.
Unlike in England, where all legal limits have been removed, Scots will still be subject to some Covid safety regulations.
Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, recommended caution, assuring Scots that Covid “remains a menace.”
“As news of ‘freedom day’ prevails, remember that it only relates to England,” she remarked on Twitter.
“We all want to be ‘free’ of Covid, but we can’t just wish it away.” Even though cases are currently declining in Scotland, the virus remains a threat.
“It’s critical that we take certain precautions while we vaccinate,” she noted.
Except in health-care contexts, all legal limitations for physical distance have been repealed.
The necessity for a one-metre social distancing has been eliminated.
There will be no limit on the amount of people who can meet up starting today.
Nightclubs and other hospitality venues will be allowed to reopen at full capacity.
Scots will be able to drink while standing up in pubs under the new laws.
Face coverings are still required in schools, on public transportation, and in public venues.
To assist with Test and Protect, indoor hospitality establishments will continue to be obliged to gather consumer contact information.
There will be adjustments to self-isolation rules as well, although they have not yet been finalized.
Large-scale events, such as festivals, will be permitted to take place.
Organizers of outdoor events with more than 5,000 participants and interior events with more than 2,000 attendees, on the other hand, will need to obtain approval before they can begin.
If they have no symptoms and it has been at least two weeks since their second jab, fully vaccinated Scots and those under the age of 18 who are contact traced will not be forced to self-isolate.
They will be forced to take a PCR test, but they will not be compelled to isolate if the test results are negative.
Scotland may be able to shift to the lowest level of its five-tier system of “Brinkwire Summary News” because to a “steady drop in cases” and “the success of vaccination,” according to Ms Sturgeon.