Two changes will be made to Scotland’s Covid restrictions from Friday, January 28.
- Social distancing measures will be reduced from two metres to one in indoor settings where people have a specific exemption from the need to wear a face covering – such as those leading religious services or carrying out receptionist duties.
- Adults taking part in organised activities for children will no longer be required to wear a face covering when they are directly interacting with kids under the age of five.
The First Minister said that change to latter of these rules will be of benefit to younger children and to those working with them.
Scotland’s rules on Facemasks currently remain in force, stricter than Englands, who from today down south have lifted restrictions on wearing masks in most settings.
Nicola Sturgeon announced that restrictions on working in the office will be eased from Monday, January 31.