Further limits on the hospitality industry have been implemented in Scotland to stop the spread of Covid-19. Social distancing measures, such as the one-meter rule and table service exclusivity, must immediately be implemented. Nightclubs will be closed, and theatres, gyms, restaurants, and cinemas will all be affected.
Sports events have been also restricted including Glasgow and Edinburgh derbies, these restrictions will be there for at least three weeks.
Finance secretary Kate Forbes said: “These temporary restrictions are targeted at reducing the spread of Omicron while the accelerated vaccination program takes effect”.
“I understand how difficult this has been for businesses in recent weeks but we must reduce our contacts and limit the spread of the virus”. We’re providing £375m in business support, which is a significant investment, to support those who have experienced cancellations and help them get back on their feet in the new year.