Coronavirus restrictions to be eased in Western Isles

Islands will move to Level Three from 6pm on Wednesday.

Coronavirus restrictions in the Western Isles are to be eased.

The islands will join Orkney and Shetland by moving to level three, therefore enjoying more freedom around retail, from 6pm on Wednesday.

Scots on the mainland will have to wait until at least April 5 before any changes to restrictions.

The Western Isles went into level four at the end of January following a number of Covid outbreaks.

A spokesman for Western Isles Council said: “The Comhairle is pleased to be moving to level three in line with most other islands as from 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24.  

“This will allow more businesses to open up and a further return to a more normal situation in the islands although many restrictions still apply and it is vital to continue to follow advice and rules.

“The Comhairle  will continue discussions on progress and where we are heading with the Scottish Government and Public Health.”

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