The whole of Scotland is expected to move to Level 0 this month, before all remaining legal restrictions are lifted on 9 August ‘Freedom Day’
If all goes to plan, the council areas which are not already in the lowest level of restrictions will see rules relaxed on social distancing, hospitality and events.
After that, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hopes to scrap all remaining legal measures three weeks later on 9 August, with Scotland returning to “almost complete normality”.
These are the restrictions that will be lifted on the same date in Scotland if the move to Level 0 comes into effect:
1. No more 2 metre rule
Nicola Sturgeon has said, if the data supports the move, the general indoor social distancing requirement will be reduced from two metres to one from 19 July. It's also hoped the outdoor requirement to physically distance will be lifted then. Photo: Shutterstock
2. Limits on outdoor gatherings lifted
The government hopes limits on numbers at informal outdoor social events - in private gardens, for example - will be removed on 19 July. Photo: Shutterstock
3. More people can meet in pubs
In Level 0, 10 adults from four households are able to meet in cafes, pubs and restaurants, while 15 adults from 15 households can meet in these settings outdoors. Photo: Shutterstock
4. Rules on weddings relaxed
Ceremonies, like weddings and funerals, can be attended by up to 200 people in the lowest level of restrictions. Photo: Shutterstock