Places of worship in Scotland have been given the go ahead to open next Wednesday, reports Premier.
In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the ongoing decline of Covid-19 means the country can move into phase three of its four-step plan to exit lockdown.
Places of worship can reopen for communal prayer, congregational services and contemplation on 15th July but with restrictions on numbers, singing and chanting. The contact details of those in attendance will have to be collected.
Restrictions at funerals, weddings and civil partnerships will also be eased on 15th July, though wakes and receptions must follow limits on household gatherings and hospitality.