COVID-19: Latest Daily Figures

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For the latest health advice visit NHS INFORM and the Scottish Government site.

Daily Covid briefing: Tuesday 16th March 2021

  • 7 people with Covid have died in the last 24 hours
  • 597 new cases of COVID-19 reported (3.8% of tests) 
  • 440 people in hospital (-7)
  • 42 people in ICU (+2)

First Minister says we’re currently recording an average of 570 new covid cases each day. In January we were recording around 1000 on average. 

1,943,507 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination. 170,892 have received their second dose. Expect 400,000 vaccines to be administered this week.

On the 2nd April the government plans to lift the current ‘stay at home’ rule and change it to ‘stay local’


  • Contact sports for 12 to 17-year-olds can resume
  • Students in further education return to on-campus learning
  • Phased reopening of non-essential retail
  • Click & Collect services will be allowed to reopen
  • Homeware stores, car showrooms, garden centres can reopen
  • Hairdressers and barbers can reopen


  • Restrictions on journeys within mainland Scotland will be lifted
  • Restrictions on journeys between Scotland and other countries may also be lifted
  • Non-essential travel to other countries will be discussed this week
  • All remaining retail to reopen
  • All tourist accommodation to reopen
  • Libraries, museums and galleries reopen
  • Indoor gyms reopen 
  • Work in people’s homes to resume
  • Driving lessons resume
  • The limit on attendance of weddings and funerals and associated receptions will be raised to 50
  • Six people from up to three households can meet outdoors without travel restrictions
  • 12 to 17-year-olds can meet outdoors with up to 6 people from 6 households
  • Currently can’t give guidance on indoor gatherings – will review
  • Hospitality sector reopens
  • Cafes restaurants and bars can serve people outdoors in groups of up to 6 from 3 households until 10pm
  • Alcohol permitted – no food required
  • Hope to open limited indoor hospitality serving food only

No further changes after this until 17th May. From this date, it’s hoped all level 3 areas could move to level 2 meaning indoor hospitality with alcohol served indoors.

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