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Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Scotland will not return to normal when the current restrictions on pubs and restaurants expire later this month.

Licensed premises across the central belt were temporarily closed last week, with tough restrictions placed on those elsewhere in the country.

The rules are due to expire on 26 October – but Ms Sturgeon said this would not signal a return to normality.

The ban on visiting other people’s homes will also remain in place.

And the Scottish government is to introduce a multi-tier system of alert levels similar to that now in force in England, which could potentially see venues in areas with coronavirus outbreaks remain closed.

Ms Sturgeon was giving a video statement to MSPs as she announced that a further 1,351 cases of Covid-19 and 13 deaths were registered in Scotland.  Read more

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Nicola Sturgeon has warned that Scotland will not return to normal when the current restrictions on pubs and restaurants expire later this month.

Licensed premises across the central belt were temporarily closed last week, with tough restrictions placed on those elsewhere in the country.

The rules are due to expire on 26 October – but Ms Sturgeon said this would not signal a return to normality.

The ban on visiting other people’s homes will also remain in place.

And the Scottish government is to introduce a multi-tier system of alert levels similar to that now in force in England, which could potentially see venues in areas with coronavirus outbreaks remain closed.

Ms Sturgeon was giving a video statement to MSPs as she announced that a further 1,351 cases of Covid-19 and 13 deaths were registered in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon was giving a video statement to MSPs as she announced that a further 1,351 cases of Covid-19 and 13 deaths were registered in Scotland.