Scotland joins UK ‘hug-in’ on Monday after Sturgeon confirms further lockdown easing

Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon (PA Wire)
13:16pm, Tue 11 May 2021
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People in Scotland will be able to hug loved ones again from Monday – subject to restrictions – an emotional Nicola Sturgeon has said as she confirmed further lockdown easing.

All of mainland Scotland, with the “highly probable exception” of Moray, will move from Level 3 to Level 2 of coronavirus restrictions on May 17, the First Minister told a Scottish Government coronavirus briefing.

Moray is expected to remain in Level 3 following a surge in cases and an increase in hospital admissions.

In the rest of the mainland, six people from three households will be able to meet indoors, the same number can meet in a hospitality venue and eight people from eight houses can meet outdoors.

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