Drinkers may have to give their name and contact details before they get served when pubs are allowed to re-open Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The First Minister said it is being considered as the hospitality trade awaits a date to open outdoor areas first.

Ms Sturgeon said it would allow people to be traced quickly if someone tests positive for coronavirus.

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Pubs had hoped to open this month but it will now be July at the earliest as the First Minister said more evidence had to be considered about how the virus is spread in situations like pubs and beer gardens.

She was asked if giving details would be required before being served.

Ms Sturgeon said: "Yes I think that is something that may very well be necessary.

"I don't want to pre-empt the advice that I've asked for around physical distancing but if we think about how test and protect works and the importance of contact tracing, then I think in particular environments and settings the ability to have the contact details of people in order to quickly track them is certainly something that has a lot of merit.

"Obviously we will publish guidance more generally ahead of different sectors reopening but I would say very firmly at this stage that that is something that is under consideration."

It could be phase three, following the next review due on July 9 before pubs and restaurants can offer a service on site.

Ms Sturgeon added: "I want to give an assurance to businesses in that sector that we will continue to support preparations for reopening, for example, by encouraging local authorities to facilitate the use of open outdoor spaces which pubs and restaurants can use for additional space."