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Coronavirus / Covid numbers remain high

COVID numbers across Shetland remain high with a further 127 cases being reported over the weekend.

There were 361 confirmed cases during the seven days to Friday 18 March, which translates to an incidence rate of above 1,500 cases per 100,000 population, which is near the Scottish average.

Covid measures were further eased on Monday despite the high infection rate across the country.

From today, hospitality venues are no longer required to collect customer details for contact tracing.

Businesses and other organisations are also no longer legally required to take “reasonable practicable measures” to comply with government guidelines.

However, people are still required to wear face masks in public transport and in other indoor settings such as shops and restaurants for the time being.

The requirement will be reviewed by the Scottish Government at the start of April.