Nicola Sturgeon has announced what she called the “most significant milestone yet” in exiting lockdown.

The First Minister said that Scotland will move from phase two to phase three with changes to meeting indoors and more businesses able to open.

From Friday 10 July 9, households can meet in up to 15 people from five households outdoors.

Indoors, 8 people from three households can met with physical distancing. It includes overnight stays.

Adults should not meet with any more than four other households in the same day.

From Monday July 13, outdoor sports for children can take place. Shops with indoor entrances like shopping malls can reopen.

Dentists can re-open but only for check ups and work like braces. Treatment that involves high speed drilling is still too much of a risk.

Women can be accompanied to ante and post-natal appointments.

From Wednesday July 15, indoor restaurants, pubs and cafes can open. They can have an exemption to the two metre rule with mitigating measures like signage, revised seating and improved ventilation.

Holiday accommodation, including hotels, can re-open as can museums, libraries and cinemas with distancing measures in place.

Hairdressers and barbershops can re-open. 

Ms Sturgeon announced two more changes.

She said places of worship can open for congregational services but there will be restrictions on singing and chanting.

And there will be an easing on numbers attending wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and funerals.

However, receptions and wakes need to follow the same rules for households meeting indoors.

From Wednesday July 22, nail salons and beauticians can open with hygiene measures.

Universities and colleges can start a phased return to campus learning.

Motorcylce training and tests can restart but driving lessons will need to wait longer.

The First Minister said: “This is the most significant milestone yet in exiting lockdown.”

However, she warned that the danger still existed and meeting up more indoors posed a greater risk of it being allowed to spread.

She said: “Covid is still out there. We mess with it at our peril.”

She said when meeting indoors we must “deny it the chance to spread”.