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Moray to move to tier one of coronavirus restrictions on Saturday

By Jonathan Clark

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CORONAVIRUS restrictions in Moray will ease further on Saturday as the area moves into tier one of the Scottish Government's protection levels system.

This will allow soft play and funfairs to open, pubs and restaurants to stay open until 11pm and people to meet up in larger groups.

From Saturday, six people from three households can meet in someone's home, eight people from three households can meet in a pub, restaurant or café and 12 people from 12 households can meet outdoors.

Tradespeople can also work in homes, travelling across Scotland will be permitted and weddings and funerals will have their attendance cap increased to 100.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "I know these changes will be welcome, but please continue to be careful.

Nicola Sturgeon has been re-elected as First Minister
Nicola Sturgeon has been re-elected as First Minister

"That applies to all of us right now, and it applies that meeting outdoors involves much less risk than meeting indoors."

Moray was one of a number of local authorities to move to tier one, while the island communities – which were already in tier one – have moved to tier zero.

Glasgow, which was the only place in tier three, has moved to tier two – where much of the country remains.

Tier zero: Shetland, Orkney, Western Isles

Tier one: MORAY, Highland, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Falkirk, Fife, Inverclyde, East Lothian, West Lothian, West Dunbartonshire, Dumfries and Galloway, The Borders.

Tier two: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Clackmannanshire, Stirling.

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