Takeaways in Scotland banned from taking orders inside
Fish and chip shops in Scotland must close their doors to walk-in customers and operate from a hatch or doorway instead.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement this afternoon in a bid to tighten covid restrictions and reduce the spread of the disease.
The new rules, which ban customers from entering a premises to pick up food, will come into force on Saturday.
Fish and chip shops can continue offering a click and collect service, which must also be from a hatch or doorway.
The changes are among six new rules which include a ban on the consumption of alcohol outdoors in all level four areas.
The first minister said today's measures are a "regrettable but necessary means to an end” and asked the public to "stick to the spirit and not just the letter of these rules."