Everything you will be able to do in Scotland tomorrow as Phase Three begins on Friday

Despite the new changes, the Scottish government said it “will not, and should not, feel like a return to normal life just yet.”

Scotland is ready to move into Phase Three of the Scottish government’s lockdown easing plan, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Speaking in Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon told MSPs that a raft of changes to current lockdown rules will come into force on Friday, July 10.

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Here is everything you will be able to do in Scotland tomorrow.

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Mandatory Face Coverings

From tomorrow, wearing face coverings will be mandatory in shops and on public transport.

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Explaining the decision, the Scottish government said that, as the lockdown easing allows more people to mix in larger groups, “staying safe and keeping others safe is as important as ever.

“And it is especially important to be considerate of people whose health conditions mean that they haven’t been able to enjoy the easing of restrictions that the rest of the population has benefited from.”

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Speaking in Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon told MSPs that a raft of changes to current lockdown rules will come into force on Friday, July 10.

Police Scotland will be able to issue fines to those who do not comply.

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Public transport

Passengers on buses, trains and ferries will only need to travel one metre apart from Friday.

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The rule, which was previously two metres, should allow for an increased capacity on public transport.

From Friday, a household in Scotland can meet up to four other households at a time outdoors - up to a maximum of 15 people in total. Two metre physical distancing will still apply.
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Outdoors

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From Friday, a household in Scotland can meet up to four other households at a time outdoors - up to a maximum of 15 people in total.

2 metre physical distancing will still apply.

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Indoors

Tomorrow a household can meet up to two other households at a time indoors. The total number of people at the gathering can reach a maximum of eight people.

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The Scottish government said this rule also includes overnight stays.

Each day, a household can meet a total of four other households indoors or outdoors.

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Young people under 18

For people aged under 18, the limit on the number of other households you can meet - indoors and outdoors - does not apply.

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Children aged 11 or younger

Children in this age range no longer need to physically distance from each other when indoors, but children and young people aged between 12 and 17 must continue to do so.

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Extended households

On Friday, non-cohabiting partners, and any of their children aged under 18, can form an extended household, and do not need to socially distance when they meet each other.

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