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Covid in Scotland: Tighter guidelines launched on face coverings

2020-10-16 00:24:16

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picture captionFace masks at the moment are required in office areas equivalent to canteens

New guidelines have come into impact in Scotland extending the necessary sporting of face coverings.

They are going to now be required in office settings equivalent to canteens.

Different areas equivalent to corridors and different communal amenities might be included in an extra extension of the principles coming into power on Monday.

The primary minister instructed MSPs at Holyrood that the measures had been a part of the response wanted at a “crucial second” within the pandemic.

  • No ‘return to regular’ when pubs reopen

  • Italy amongst nations added to Scotland’s quarantine checklist
  • Highschool pupils in Scotland to put on face coverings from 31 August

Ms Sturgeon mentioned: “The brand new guidelines are a proportionate extra step which is able to assist staff maintain themselves and their colleagues that bit safer.”

Marriage ceremony guidelines

Face coverings are already required in numerous public settings, together with outlets.

They’re additionally necessary on public transport.

Exemptions are place, together with for younger youngsters and other people with sure well being circumstances.

There was one important easing of the rule on face coverings, nonetheless.

The primary minister mentioned {couples} would not should put on them throughout marriage ceremony or civil partnership ceremonies.

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