Scotland announces new restrictions on social gatherings with immediate effect

Social gatherings in Scotland are now restricted to six people from two households, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The First Minister said the limit applies both inside, in houses and hospitality venues, and outside, including in private gardens.

She noted that the regulations giving legal effect to the limit will come into force on Monday but people should comply with them immediately.

She said there will be some limited exceptions, including organised sports and places of worship, and children under 12 will not count towards the limit.

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