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See all our coronavirus coverage 11.24am BST The stay at home rule which has been in place in Scotland for more than three months has been lifted in time for the Easter weekend, although the public are still advised to “stay local” and should remain within their local authority boundaries for the next three weeks.From Monday, hairdressers and garden centres can open, as well as click and collect shopping resuming, and from 26 April all non essential retail, pubs and restaurants are expected to re-open along with gyms and swimming pools.While Easter weekend is traditionally a time for visiting friends and family, I would urge people to stay local and follow the regulations on gatherings. If you are visiting beauty spots within your local area, do so safely and respectfully – leaving no trace of your visit. 11.10am BST The UK culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has said that Covid certificates could be a way of getting people back to “doing the things they love”.Dowden told BBC News:
Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is conducting a review, which I am of course participating in, as to whether we could make Covid status certification work. This is not about a vaccine passport, this is about looking at ways of proving that you are Covid secure, whether you have had a test or had the vaccine. Clearly, no decisions have been made on that, because we have to weigh up different factors, the ethical considerations and so on, but it may be a way of ensuring we can get more people back doing the things they love. Continue reading…
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Author : Yohannes Lowe (now) and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)
Publish date : 2021-04-02 10:24:39
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