Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that COVID-19[feminine[femininethe restrictions would come into effect from tomorrow.
‘We intend, as Northern Ireland did yesterday, to also introduce additional nationwide restrictions on household gatherings, similar to those already in place in the west of the Scotland, ”she said.
The Prime Minister said the data suggested the measure had reduced the spread of the virus in western Scotland and that its spread to the rest of the country would hopefully reduce transmission.
The changes only impact home meetings, with the regulations for outdoor and public indoor meetings remaining the same.
Those who live alone will be able to form extended households, while couples who do not live together, those who need childcare and traders will be exempt from the measures.
However, the Prime Minister announced that children under 12 will be exempt from the limit of six people from two households when they meet outside and those between 12 and 18 may meet a limit of six more. people from six households outside.
Speaking specifically to teenagers, the Prime Minister said, “I know how miserable it is for you and you have been so patient.
“We try to give you as much flexibility as possible. In return, please work with us and do your best to play by the rules, for the benefit of all. ”
As is already the message in Scotland, anyone who can work from home should work from home.
And from Friday, pubs, bars and restaurants will have to close from 10 p.m.
However, Ms Sturgeon said further restrictions would be inevitable if the rules on face masks and social distancing are not followed.
Ms Sturgeon also said she wanted to keep schools and businesses open as much as possible and would review all restrictions every three weeks.
It comes a few hours after Boris Johnson announced new restrictions to fight against the rise in power coronavirus case in England.
The Prime Minister announced that face masks will become mandatory for bar staff, store clerks, waiters and taxi drivers.
He also said the fines for not wearing a face mask would rise to £ 200 and be extended to customers when they are not seated at a table.