Edinburgh's pubs and restaurants would be allowed to reopen if Central Belt placed in level 3 of new restrictions

Edinburgh’s pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen with the same restrictions as cafes currently have if Edinburgh is placed in level three of Scotland’s new tiered system.

By Joe Cawthorn
Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 4:59 pm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed during a statement to parliament on Tuesday that restaurants and pubs, currently ordered to close under stricter Central Belt regulations, would be allowed to reopen to serve food until 6pm indoors and outdoors.

Hospitality outlets will not be allowed to serve alcohol under level three.

Ms Sturgeon also confirmed that a break down on which local areas are in which level will be announced on Thursday.

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Edinburgh's pubs and restaurants would be allowed to reopen if Central Belt placed in level 3 of new restrictions

She said: “Level three is broadly similar but all hospitality premises will be subject to the same rules, so cafes, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to open until 6pm for food and non-alcoholic drinks.

"At level four, the hospitality sector will be closed."

Scots will also be given access to a postcode checker system so they can see what level of restrictions their neighbourhood is under.

Speaking this afternoon, Ms Sturgeon said: "We will be announcing a new postcode checker, to allow people to know what restrictions are in place in their area at any given time.

The new restrictions, which will be regionalised by health boards on Thursday, will come into place from Monday, November 2.

For full details on the new tiered system, please visit here.

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