Cronovirus: Social distance rules relaxed for children and face coverings mandatory in shops Cronovirus: Social distance rules relaxed for children and face coverings mandatory in shops
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the use of face coverings will become mandatory in shops in Scotland from Thursday 9th July. This... Cronovirus: Social distance rules relaxed for children and face coverings mandatory in shops

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the use of face coverings will become mandatory in shops in Scotland from Thursday 9th July.

This comes as restrictions are eased and the country enters Phase 3 on Friday 10th July.

The First Minister also announced that children under the age of 12 would no longer need to maintain physical distancing from other households while outdoors from tomorrow.

Children under the age of five years, adults with specific health conditions and disabled people are not required to wear a mask.

Non-essential shops have reopened and bars and restaurants are expected to open up again later this month.

She also confirmed that the 2 metre physical distancing rule would be eased for some premises from next Friday.

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