Live updates throughout the day as Scottish beer gardens are allowed to reopen.
Beer gardens in Scotland reopen LIVE
Last updated: Monday, 06 July, 2020, 15:21
- Pubs with beer gardens will reopen in Scotland from today
- Scottish government maintains advice on staying two metres apart from other people
- Pubs in England reopened on Saturday
Dumfries and Galloway could reopen tomorrow - Sturgeon
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “very hopeful” a local lockdown in Dumfries and Galloway could be eased from Tuesday if the cross-border coronavirus outbreak is under control.
Restrictions lifted elsewhere in the country where retained in parts of the region last Friday after a “cluster” of Covid-19 cases was discovered, with 12 people now confirmed to have been infected.
The First Minister said the Scottish Government believes the cluster is linked to an outbreak at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and is “seeking some final assurances and information” the outbreak is under control.
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Sturgeon: Border protesters ‘do not speak for me’
Nicola Sturgeon has condemned weekend protests which took place on the Scottish border urging English visitors to turn back.
The First Minister insisted they "do not speak for me" as she addressed the daily Coronavirus briefing today.
But Ms Sturgeon stood by her position that she could not rule out quarantine for English people travelling north amid suggestions that this had contributed to the demo.
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Dumfries and Galloway cluster “under control” - Sturgeon
"As a result we're as confident as we can be that this cluster is under control, however we're seeking some final assurances and information today about the situation at the Carlisle hospital, and more generally in Cumbria."
"But I'm very hopeful that, following a further review later today, we'll be able to lift the restrictions for Dumfries and Galloway tomorrow. Of course, I'll give an update on that then."
Sturgeon thanks health and care workers
"I also want to thank, as I always do, our health and care workers. Yesterday, on what was the 72nd anniversary of our health service, people across Scotland paid tribute to the work you're doing, and I want again to say thank you to you."
Sturgeon on latest figures:
"These figures undoubtedly continue a trend we have seen for some time now and further demonstrate the continued progress we are making in the battle against Covid."
Nicola Sturgeon: latest coronavirus update
Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the latest figures on coronavirus in Scotland:
- Deaths: 2,488 (0 new deaths in last 48 hours)
- Infections: 18,300 (+4 in last 24 hours)
- Hospital patients: 646 (-20 in last 24 hours)
- ICU patients: 8 (-3 in last 24 hours)
First Minister’s daily briefing set for 12:30pm
Ms Sturgeon will confirm the latest figures for coronavirus in Scotland.