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Lockdown 'reverse gear' warning for Scottish pubs Published Date: 03/08/2020

It’s been reported that Scotland's national clinical director said there has to be a "reverse gear" over licensed venue easing lockdown in Scotland.

Pubs and restaurants were allowed to reopen in Scotland on 15 July with social distancing measures in place.

Prof Jason Leitch was speaking after 13 Covid-19 cases were linked to the Hawthorn bar in Aberdeen over the weekend.  He said appropriate measures were in place at the Hawthorn and that there was "no blame" for staff but warned: "I am worried about indoor hospitality. I have been since before and when we made that change.

"I don't think we should overreact, but equally of course we should pay attention to outbreaks in call centres, pharmacies and pubs"

Source: BBC