Latest Coronavirus News: Nicola Sturgeon Confirms Indoor Visits And Hugs Are Allowed From Next Week
Use common sense on May 17th, Johnson tells Britain. Home Work Could Return In Winter: Vallance How Pubs May Have Contributed To The Spread Of Covid Comment: Health workers who refuse bumps cannot be called “carers”. PM says we can cuddle soon – what’s the health? Benefits of Hugging? Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial. The Scots will be able to hug their loved ones again from next week and enjoy indoor visits to pubs and restaurants, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed in the latest wave of lockdown relaxation. Most of Scotland will move to level 2 of the Covid-19 restrictions on Monday 17th May, which means six people from three households can meet and stay in private homes and restaurants and eight people from eight households can meet outdoors, with the exception of children under 12 years of age. “I actually feel a bit emotional when I say this, from Monday, as long as you stay within the allowed limits, you can hug your loved ones again,” the Prime Minister told the Scottish Government at a press conference. However, she cautioned the “important thing to be careful” and said that social distancing offsets will be reviewed for all situations in the coming weeks. However, Moray in North East Scotland will remain at Level 3 with Ms. Sturgeon’s warning: “The situation in Moray, along with the emergence of new varieties worldwide, should be a sharp reminder to all of us that the virus remains a real threat.” How Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that he will resume the return of socializing and indoor dining from May 17, welcoming a “very significant step back towards normal”. Follow the latest updates below.