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Lockdown rules ease on places of worship


By Alan Beresford

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MOVES to ease lockdown restrictions on places of worship have been welcomed.

Stewart Stevenson MSP .
Stewart Stevenson MSP .

From this Friday people living in all parts of Scotland will be able to attend places of worship in gatherings of up to 50 where there is space for physical distancing.

The updated guidance will also allow people to travel between Level 4 areas to attend their usual place of worship.

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed a Scottish Government announcement on attending places of worship.

The relaxation of the Covid rules on places of worship was welcomed by Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson.

He said: “I welcome the return of collective worship which I know is of great importance to many constituents.

"This is a positive change I know it will be especially welcome as we head towards religious festivals over the next few weeks.

“This has been an incredibly tough year for so many people and I am thankful to everyone in my constituency and across the north-east who have shown solidarity, compassion and love to one another by sticking to incredibly tough rules and restrictions.

“To lift restrictions in the future, we still need to suppress the virus just now, so please stay within the rules in the coming weeks – stay at home for now, unless for an allowed reason; do not meet people from other households indoors; and follow the FACTS advice when you are out and about.”


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