Some of the restrictions on people shielding from coronavirus have been eased, allowing them to go out more.
There are about 180,000 people shielding in Scotland and they are now able to go on holiday and visit outdoor markets and gardens.
Couples who do not live together are also allowed to meet up without distancing.
It is hoped the need for shielding could be paused entirely by August.
The shielding group includes those who are at the greatest risk of becoming seriously ill with coronavirus such as people with cancer and severe respiratory conditions.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she hopes to be able to pause the need for shielding entirely at the end of July, but added: "We would still encourage those in this group to take extra care.
"I know returning to something like normal life will be welcome, but I appreciate it is also known to be quite daunting."
The change in advice means that the shielded can stay at holiday accommodation, including hotels, and visit outdoor markets or public gardens.