Scotland to lift Covid ban on large gatherings from Monday

Football fans can return to stadiums and Six Nations rugby will not have to be played behind closed doors

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Restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland will be lifted from next Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has told the Holyrood parliament, as she said that “cautious optimism” around the impact of the Omicron wave would mean a phased lifting of the limits on events and hospitality settings introduced before Christmas.

Prior to the statement, Holyrood’s presiding officer, Alison Johnstone, issued a strong rebuke to the first minister after her weekly Covid statement was reported by some media outlets, describing the leak as “disappointing and disrespectful”.

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