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Scotland to lift Covid ban on large gatherings from Monday | Scotland

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Restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland will be lifted from next Monday, confirmed Nicola Sturgeon, as she told Holyrood the latest data on the Covid infection indicates “we can start taking a turn “.

But Sturgeon also warned MSPs that even though the country was on its way to a Covid outbreak until it became endemic, “this is not a change that a government can simply declare or wish for. “.

She also said the latest revelations about Downing Street’s “serial” rule violation were “deeply unnerving and upsetting” for people who had made significant personal sacrifices to follow government guidelines.

Ahead of the statement, Holyrood chairwoman Alison Johnstone strongly berated the prime minister after a draft of her weekly Covid update was reported by some media, describing the leak as “extremely disappointing and disrespectful to this parliament and its elected officials. members.”.

Sturgeon assured Johnstone there would be an investigation into the source of the leak.