West Lothian will enter into Level Two from next week.

The latest Public Health Scotland data as of May 10 shows there were just three new cases in West Lothian.

Across the week between May 1 to May 7 there were another 46 cases.

This means the weekly poistivty rate is 25.1, compared to the national average of 22.7, and well under the Level Three threshold.

Nicola Sturgeon today confirmed West Lothian would enter Level Two on May 17.

Moray will be the only area to remain in Level Three.

The First Minister said lockdown rules will be relaxed and that bars and restaurants will be able to serve alcohol indoors once more, with six people from three households allowed to gather at tables.

Up to four people from two different household can also meet up indoors.

Social distancing rules will also be relaxed in private residences - meaning families can hug loved ones for the first time this year.

Ms Sturgeon also announced Scots will be able to travel to a limited number of countries, without the need to quarantine on their return.

The Scottish Government will adopt the traffic lights system - similar to the one announced by Boris Johnson in England - from Monday.

Countries are to be classified as green, amber and red and a review will take place every four weeks.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Even though the rules are non-essential travel are starting to change that doesn’t mean we’re seeing that non essential international travel is desirable.”

“Everyone should think seriously about whether they need to travel abroad this summer. I know that for many people international travel is about family connections that it’s understandable that people may want to travel for that. But when it comes to holidays abroad, my advice continues to be to err on the side of caution and to staycation this summer.”

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