NICOLA Sturgeon has urged Scots to "keep the heid" as pubs and restaurants prepare to reopen indoor areas from tomorrow.

The First Minister said she didn't want to be "the big wet blanket" but urged people to stick to the rules to avoid the virus flaring up again.

Hospitality businesses can open their doors tomorrow for the first time in almost four months. 

Physical distancing measures have been reduced to one metre in pubs and restaurants but other safety measures will remain in force.

Sturgeon said those who are not prepared to abide by public health advice are potentially putting lives at risk. 

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As part of the Scottish Government’s contact tracing system, customers are expected to provide contact details so people can be tracked following any potential positive cases of coronavirus.

After urging businesses to read the updated guidance, Sturgeon added: “I would make a plea to all customers to accept that, if you want to go somewhere like a hairdresser or a place of worship or to a popular restaurant, you will be asked to provide contact details.

“You should co-operate with anyone who is asking you to do that.

“In fact, if you’re not prepared to provide your contact details, my message to you is pretty blunt: don’t go to these places, because you could be putting others at greater risk.

“Today’s guidance is in the best interest of businesses and the public overall, and all of us, as has been the case throughout this crisis, have a shared interest in making it work effectively.”