Scottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals

Local lockdowns in school holidays, travel restrictions and shutting hairdressers among possible measures

Scottish ministers are considering far-reaching restrictions to combat the surge in Covid cases including local lockdowns linked to school holidays next month, travel restrictions, closing playparks and shutting down hairdressers.

The measures were revealed in a leaked document marked “official sensitive”, which also shows the Scottish government could issue a “general message” that people should again stay at home accept for essential shopping and exercise and also avoid public transport.

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