All large events in Scotland will be cancelled from Boxing Day to slow down the spread of Omicron, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells MSPs, APA reports citing BBC.
This includes Hogmanay street parties, concerts and major sporting fixtures and will last for at least three weeks, she says.
Indoor standing events will be limited to 100 people, indoor seated events will be up to 200, and for outdoor events it will be 500 seated or standing, she says.
The first minister says this does not apply to private events like weddings and there will be no change to the rules or advice on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Sturgeon asks people to stay at home as much as possible in the run up to Christmas and to keep festive gatherings small.