Monday May 17 sees a host of covid-19 restrictions being relaxed as cases across the country continue to fall. 

With the exception of Moray and Glasgow, all local authority areas have now moved into level two restrictions. 

Important restrictions that have now eased include the limit on social gatherings indoors, and further relaxation of rules for hospitality. 

From today, residents can now meet indoors in groups of up to six adults from three households, with no need for social distancing. 

A maximum of eight people from up to eight households can now socialise outside. 

Further restrictions on hospitality have been eased, with alcohol now allowed to be served indoors until 10:30pm. 

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars can now all open unrestricted indoors with two hour pre-booked timeslots. 

Other facilities can now reopen including cinemas, concert halls, music venues and comedy clubs. 

Some foreign travel is also permitted, with residents able to follow the traffic light system for travel to select countries without the need to quarantine.