Coronavirus in Falkirk: Area restrictions to be moved up to level 1
Falkirk is to see more restrictions lifted as the area is moved into level one, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The news comes as other nearby areas, such as Edinburgh, are to remain at level 2.
Speaking today at Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon said that people in Falkirk are among those who will enjoy greater freedoms as the country emerges from lockdown.
The changes take effect from one minute past midnight on Saturday.
In her speech to the Scottish Parliament, Ms Sturgeon said: “There are many parts of mainland Scotland where cases are at very low levels and broadly stable - or where case numbers might appear to be rising, but we are assured that they relate to clusters that are being managed.
“So I can confirm that the following areas will move to level 1 also from 1 minute past midnight on Saturday:
“Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Perth & Kinross, Falkirk, Fife, Inverclyde, East and West Lothian, West Dunbartonshire, Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.
“The main changes are as follows - the limits on meetings in indoor public places increase to 8 people from 3 households; and outdoors to 12 people from 12 households; 100 people as opposed to 50 can attend weddings and funerals; and soft play centres and funfairs can reopen.
“Again, I know these changes will be welcome. But please continue to be careful. It applies to all of us right now that meeting outdoors involves much less risk than meeting indoors.”