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Scotland to open outdoor hospitality space from 6 July

24 June 2020 by
Scotland to open outdoor hospitality space from 6 July

Outdoor hospitality spaces in Scotland can open on 6 July with indoor venues following on 15 July, if the fall in Covid-19 cases continues to decline.

In an update today first minister Nicola Sturgeon set out the reopening roadmap and said the outcome of a review of the two-metre distancing guidelines would be given on 2 July.

Outdoor hospitality was confirmed as the first area the country was allowed to open, with restrictions on distancing and subject to public health advice.

All holiday accommodation and indoor hospitality venues are expected to follow on 15 July, under phase three of the Scottish government's plan.

Sturgeon added: "Our pace is slightly slower than England's, but right for our circumstances"

On opening hospitality businesses will be required to take the names and contact details of customers, the minister confirmed, which will need to be kept for four weeks in case of an outbreak at the premises.

The R number in Scotland is currently between 0.6 and 0.8.

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