Scottish Government introduces new steps to prevent spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Scottish Government introduces new steps to prevent spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Scottish Government has introduced new measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) following the news that more than 1,000 new positive test results were recorded in a single day. The restrictions, which come into force for licensed premises from 6 pm on 9 October 2020, are backed by a new £40m support fund for businesses and the UK Job Retention Scheme and will be in place for 16 days. All other restrictions come into force at 12:01 am on 10 October 2020. The new measures include, but are not limited to, all hospitality premises can only open indoors from 6 am to 6 pm and are not allowed to sell alcohol, while outdoor premises can open until 10 pm and sell alcohol where licensed. Takeaways, including those from restaurants and pubs, may continue, while evening meals can be served in accommodation for residents only, but no alcohol may be served. The maximum number of people that can meet remains at six, from two separate households, while specific life events including weddings and funerals can serve alcohol but may only have 20 people in attendance at regulated premises only.

Source: New moves to stop COVID-19 spread

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