Nicola Sturgeon announces pubs and restaurants in Central Scotland to shut for 16 days

This applies to all licensed premises in the central belt

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that pubs and restaurants are to be closed for over two weeks in the central belt, following today’s coronavirus briefing.

These restrictions come into place from Friday evening, for 16 days until Sunday 25th October.

The central belt includes people living in Lothian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, and Ayrshire and Arran.

Other hospitality venues, such as cafes, will be open from 6am-6pm providing there is no alcohol served. Takeaways will remain open.

Hotels will be open beyond 6pm, but are for residences only.

It comes as Scotland recorded more than 1,000 new confirmed cases of the virus in a single day for the first time. This is partly due to the increase in testing for the virus.

People living in Scotland are also recommended to avoid public transport, and the rule still remains that you cannot meet inside another person’s household.

Up to date lockdown restriction measures can be found here.

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