PREMISES in Glasgow City and Moray will be unable to sell alcohol indoors for at least another week after first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced both areas would remain in level three of restrictions.
Speaking in the parliament this afternoon (14th May), Sturgeon said: “In my judgment it is sensible, though difficult, to be cautious now and allow Moray to move with more confidence to level two, rather than ease restrictions prematurely and risk having to go backwards later.
“The government is applying similar reasoning to the situation in Glasgow City, which I must say is causing even more concern at this stage.”
Moray had been expected to remain in level three after an increase in COVID-19 cases there. However, Glasgow had been expected to move down to level two on Monday 17th May. Sturgeon said the decision to keep Glasgow in level three had only been taken “in the last hour” amid rising case numbers in the city.
The levels will be reviewed again at the end of next week.