Highland Perthshire and the rest of Scotland is now moving beyond level 0 Coronavirus restrictions from Monday, this means some of the rules under level 0 will be lifted while others remain.
The first minister pointed towards the significant uptake of the vaccine amongst Scots with 90% of over 18’s with their first vaccination as justification to lift some of the rules.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “These milestones have been met. And take-up of vaccination has been exceptional by any previous standard, or indeed by comparison with our expectations.
Here are the new rules as follows:
Indoor and Outdoor Socialising
Under the new rules, there are no restrictions on the number of people who can meet to socialise.
These new rules bring an end to social distancing allowing hospitality and venues greater capacity.
Face masks remain mandatory in Scotland.
Track and Trace
Scots will still be mandated to record themselves at restaurants and other outlets through track and trace.
Scots who are fully vaccinated and identified as close contacts of people who’ve tested positive will need to self-isolate until they can take a PCR test. Afterwards, people who do not test positive will no longer need to self-isolate.
Fully vaccinated passengers arriving from amber list countries in EU member states*, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, microstates of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City, and the USA do not have to quarantine or take a day 8 test upon arrival in Scotland. Arrivals will have to carry with them a form of certification to provide details of their vaccine status.
All venues, including nightclubs, are allowed to open and local licensing laws apply.
Working from Home
Scots are still being asked to work from home where they can.