Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update live as First Minister to announce more dates for Phase 2 reopening

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today update Scots on when more social-distancing changes will be made.

Sturgeon has already put a timetable to her wider plans, including for beer gardens, travel restrictions, and indoor meetings.

However, she is expected to confirm the final Phase Two dates on lifting the five-mile travel guidance. And if self-catering accommodation, with self-contained facilities, and second homes can also reopen at the same time.

Today was also marked as the latest opportunity to examine evidence on any changes to the two-metre social distance rule. It has already been halved in England, but with other strict measures in place. There could be further rules on face coverings after calls to make them mandatory.

And beer garden openings will also be announced, with the hospitality sector waiting to hear if they can open up from Monday, July 6.

Yesterday, the First Minister warned a new cross-border cluster of infection near Dumfries shows the virus is still a major public health risk.

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