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by Jenni Davidson
21 May 2021
Scotland’s COVID levels to be reviewed

View of Glasgow from Queens Park - Image credit: John Lindie/CC BY 2.0

Scotland’s COVID levels to be reviewed

Scotland COVID levels are to be reviewed a week after it was announced that Glasgow and Moray would be left in level three while the rest of the country moved to level two.

A decision is expected this afternoon on whether Glasgow, Moray and East Renfrewshire will change levels next week.

While cases of coronavirus in Moray have dropped to 36.5 per 100,000, well below the target of 50 per 100,000 for level two, they have risen sharply in East Renfrewshire.

East Renfrewshire only moved to level two on Monday, but cases there had risen to 118.3 per 100,000 by 17 May, when the latest figures were published by National Records of Scotland, meaning it had overtaken Glasgow, which was at 112.1.

Under level three restrictions groups of six people from two households can meet in cafés, pubs and restaurants or outdoors.

However, alcohol can only be served outside and people are not allowed to meet up in homes.

Level two allows pubs and restaurants to serve alcohol until 10.30pm and up to six people from three households can meet up indoors.

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