Scotland's pubs and restaurants banned from selling alcohol indoors for 16 days - UK COVID-19 update.

Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Scotland are being barred from selling alcohol indoors for 16 days from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

They can continue selling food and non-alcoholic drinks indoors until 6pm and are able to sell alcohol outside up until the 10pm curfew.

But in areas with particularly high coronavirus rates, all licenced premises apart from hotels will be forced to close both indoor and outdoor services, though can continue doing takeaways.

The Scottish government also announced that National 5 exams will be cancelled next year in the hope of avoiding a repeat of this year's exams chaos.

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