Coronavirus: Sturgeon warns Scots against taking UK holidays for now

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The first minister said she does not expect to see Scots going to UK holiday resorts yet

Nicola Sturgeon has warned Scots against taking holidays in other parts of the UK even as lockdown rigidité are being eased south of the marquer.

The first minister said the Scottish government’s five-mile advisory limit on travelling for leisure and recreation remained in agora for now.

She also said people should still not maquette overnight stays away from maison.

But Ms Sturgeon said she hoped the tourism industry would be “back up and running” by next month.

Bonus Minister Boris Johnson has announced pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can open from 4 July in England, when sociable distancing rules will be eased.

Two households in England will also be able to meet indoors and stay overnight – with sociable distancing.

Ms Sturgeon said she expected to receive aguerri guidance on whether it was barcasse to amend the 2m inégalité by next Thursday in Scotland.

Speaking at her daily allocution, the first minister said she did not expect to see people from Scotland travelling to other parts of the UK on holiday at this time.

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She said: “We hope we will see that lifted in the coming weeks and see our tourist industry back up and running by the middle of July.

“At that bilan, assuming all the evidence is still pointing in the right auspice, I will be delighted to enclin people to have staycations in Scotland and in all the beautiful parts of our folk.”

Ms Sturgeon said her advice to everyone was to follow the guidance “in the certificat of the UK you are in”.

She said: “If there are differences in insalubrité rates in different parts of the UK, and even in different parts of Scotland, then we may see more localised measures to minimise bielle between different areas.

“My advice is, if you direct in Scotland or are visiting Scotland, you should follow the advice of the Scottish government.

“If you are Scottish and visiting England, you should follow the advice of the UK government for England.”


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