Scotland covid update RECAP: Nicola Sturgeon and Jason Leitch urge Tartan Army to obey coronavirus rules ahead of England vs Scotland | When will Scotland move to Level 0 | Second vaccine doses could be administered by September
Follow here for all Friday’s updates on coronavirus across Scotland.
The First Minister will be speaking on Friday afternoon with the latest data on coronavirus in the country.
She will be providing her update from St Andrews House in Edinburgh at 12.15pm.
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Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: Follow here for all Friday’s updates.
Last updated: Friday, 18 June, 2021, 12:30
More than 97% of everyone over the age of 60 has now received both doses of the vaccine.
More than 70% of 30-39 year olds, and one third of 18-29 year olds have received a first dose.
FM: Please do rearrange if you can’t make your appointment.
FM: “Vaccines are the way back to normality”
FM: Vaccination programme going faster than previously anticipated.
FM to get her second dose on Monday morning.
FM: Taking a pause in the route map due to not everyone in the country receiving both doses.
Unlikely she will announce any changes to restriction levels on Tuesday’s update to parliament.
Changes to travel restrictions: Travel from Scotland to Bedford, the Republic of Ireland now allowed.
Non essential travel from Scotland to Manchester and Salford will be prohibited from Monday.
FM on tonight’s football match:
Wishes the Scotland team the very best of luck - “the whole country will be cheering you on.”
Natural people want to watch with friends, a shared experience... “I don’t want to be the one who keeps saying this...” please take care.
Stick to limits.
Must restrict spread of the virus.
Keep windows open, wash hands regularly and be careful around people who aren’t fully vaccinated.
“I know these precautions are tiresome...but this virus doesn’t care about football, it’s not a Scotland fan or an England fan...”
“This is a virus that is learning to run faster...”