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Nicola Sturgeon has said a new tiered approach to coronavirus restrictions could come into force on November 2nd if MSPs approve the plan.
She said a draft document will be published on Thursday or Friday and could be implemented about ten days later.
Scotland is covered by a series of local and national restrictions based on levels of covid infection.
Five health board areas, which cover Glasgow and Edinburgh, are subject to the heaviest restrictions, including the closure of pubs and restaurants.
The Scottish Government has signalled its support for a ‘tiered’ framework whereby different curbs apply to different parts of the country.
At her briefing today, Sturgeon said her Government intends to publish a draft later this week.
She added that MSPs will vote on the plan and, if approved, could come into effect on November 2nd.
She also said the Government would have to decide whether the current restrictions on the hospitality trade will continue to apply between now and that new framework coming into force.
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