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10 ways life in Scotland will change on Monday as many Covid restrictions end

As Covid restrictions in Scotland end, life will look quite different next week.

Several rules that were put in place to hit the brakes on the Omicron surge will now be done away with.

From Monday, January 24, a number of restrictions enacted last month will end, ranging from socialising, gigs, sport and restaurants.

Nicola Sturgeon said that while cases are 'still exceptionally high', she believes Scotland has turned the corner on the Omicron surge.

The First Minister credited the downward trend in cases to people getting vaccinated, boosters, and following the restrictions enacted last month.

She said: "All of this makes a difference and is the reason why we have been able to start lifting restrictions and can look ahead to a much better spring and summer."

Here's how life in Scotland will be different from next week.

Sturgeon called this the most 'difficult' decision cabinet made yesterday.

The FM said last week that the Covid passport could be extended to include more venues, but the move has since been scrapped.

People in Scotland won't have to show their vaccine certification in any new places.

Currently, vaccine certificates need to shown in the following places:

The Scottish Government asked people to limit socialising to three households before and after Christmas.

This guidance continued through January and will end on Monday, January 24.

Even still, the First Minister asked Scots to keep gatherings as small as circumstances allow at least until the end of January.

Scots should continue to take lateral flow tests when they are planning to see others.

Live events indoors and outdoors were restricted after Boxing Day in a bid to slow the spread of Omicron cases.

Capacity limits to outdoor events were lifted on the 17th in the

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