Edinburgh to stay in level three restrictions for another week

Edinburgh will not be moving to level two

Edinburgh will be staying at level three restrictions for the next week, announced First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.

Edinburgh has a lesser average of cases per day than Scotland on a whole but has recently seen a small increase in new positive cases.

Sturgeon said the government is being cautious with the upcoming Christmas season, and they’re not ready to open up retail to the extent tier two permits.

Sturgeon also said these restrictions will only be in place for another week and could be adjusted in a week’s time.

Level three means that restaurants, cafes and pubs are able to open until 6pm to serve food and drinks providing that no alcohol is served.

These places are open to groups of up to six people from two households. No alcohol can be served indoors or outdoors.

Additionally, people are still not allowed to travel outside of their tier.

More information about the new five level system can be found here.

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