THE Borders will move to Level 1 of coronavirus lockdown restrictions from 12.01am on Saturday, the First Minister has announced.

Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Scottish Parliament at 2.15pm today (Tuesday, June 1).

During her announcement, Ms Sturgeon confirmed that coronavirus rules will be eased in the region this weekend.

“I know these changes will be welcome but please continue to be careful,” said the First Minister.

In Level 1, eight people from three households are able to meet in indoor public spaces, with 12 people from 12 households allowed to get together outdoors.

The number of people permitted at funerals and weddings in Level 1 is 100 – up from 50 in Level 2.

The First Minister confirmed that "soft play and funfairs can reopen".

Other rules in Level 1 include up to six people from three households being allowed in your home or theirs – with overnight stays permitted. 

You do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home, according to the Scottish Government website.

The website also states that tradespeople can carry out any work and repairs in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing. 

You should continue to work from home “where possible”.