From next week Scots will be allowed to hug their loved ones and visit each other’s homes.
In the rest of Scotland, rules which are going to be relaxed include physical distancing rules – meaning hugs will be allowed – the number of people allowed to socialise both indoors and outdoors, and the reopening of cinemas.
Here are the 10 rules which are going to change on May 17.
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Hugs will be permitted from May 17 in home and garden settings. This is because the government believes it is safe to relax physical distancing rules. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)
Photo: Jenny Evans
2. Home visits
Up to six people from three households are going to be allowed to meet indoors in private homes, overnight visits will also be allowed. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo: PAUL ELLIS
3. Outdoor socialising
From May 17 you will be allowed to socialise in groups of up to eight people from eight different households outside. Children under the age of 12 don’t count in this total. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS
4. Indoor hospitality
Up to six people can meet indoors in a cafe, restaurant, bar etc… from Monday this can be from three different households. In Level 3, only two different households were permitted to meet indoors in hospitality. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Photo: Dan Kitwood