Nicola Sturgeon confirms Scotland will enter phase three of lockdown easing

The First Minister has announced that the country will continue to ease restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland will now enter phase three of lockdown easing.

This will allow indoor hospitality areas to open, along with museums, hairdressers, dentists and galleries.

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Indoor gatherings now permitted with household number restrictions, including the potential for staying the night.

Nicola Sturgeon gave a statement at 12.20 pm on Thursday

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The First Minister has said that this is the highest risk change that they are making.

Places of worship will also be allowed to open up, although chanting and singing will not be allowed, and there will be number restrictions and physical distancing in place.

It is now the law to wear face coverings in a shop.

In the past 24 hours, six patients have tested positive and there have been no new deaths reported.

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