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Scotland will enter into new restrictions from Boxing Day with Hogmanay and football events all cancelled

by LLB political Reporter
21st Dec 21 3:10 pm

From Boxing Day new restrictions will start in Scotland with football stadiums and Hogmanay events all to be cancelled.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Scottish Parliament in a statement that indoor public events will be limited to 100 with 200 seated, and outdoor events will be capped to 500 for three weeks from Boxing Day.

From the 27 December indoor hospitality venues will return back to table service and no more than three households will be allowed to sit as one group.

Sturgeon told MSPs “From 27 December, again for a three-week period – we intend to introduce some further protections in hospitality settings and other indoor public places to reduce transmission risk in what are, through no fault of those who run such venues, higher-risk environments.

“I can confirm that a requirement for table service-only will be reintroduced for venues serving alcohol for consumption on the premises.

“And we will also ask indoor hospitality and leisure venues to ensure one-metre distance, not within, but between groups of people who are attending together.”

Live sports will be “effectively spectator-free” due to the high number of Omicron cases and new restrictions will be in place as “large events put an additional burden on emergency services.”

The First Minister added, “It will also mean that large-scale Hogmanay celebrations, including that planned here in our capital city, will not proceed.”

“I know how disappointing this will be for those looking forward to these events, and for the organisers of them.”

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