UKHospitality Scotland Says Hospitality Businesses Welcome New Isolation Rules.

Written by Tillie Demetriou


UKHospitality Scotland's Executive Director, Leon Thompson, today commented on the First Minister's statement on changes to self-isolation.

He said: "The reduction from 10 to seven days for self-isolation will be welcomed by the Scottish hospitality businesses that are able to trade at reasonable levels and thus require greater numbers of their team.

"However, with no easing of restrictions or reversal of closures until at least 17th January, today's announcement leaves the future of jobs and livelihoods remain hanging in the balance.โ€

This comes as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the new requirements for self-isolation yesterday.

The changes, which come into force at midnight today, mean that people who have had three jabs and are diagnosed with Covid 19 can now self-isolate for seven days if they have no fever and record two negative lateral flow tests.

This is a reduction from the previous ten-day period, aligning it with the rules set out by the rest of the UK.

The rapid lateral flow tests should be taken on day six and the second one 24 hours later.

People who have had two jabs or less must still wait ten days, barring visits from close contacts.

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