Scotland's papers: Holiday green light and TikTok test warnings

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image captionDevelopments in the re-introduction of foreign holidays make several of Tuesday's front pages. The Scottish Daily Mail says Scots are set to be given the all clear for quarantine-free travel to a handful of destinations later this month.
image captionThe Scottish Daily Express explains how the system may work using a traffic light system for different countries, dictating whether there will be no quarantine, isolating at home, or full quarantine in a hotel.
image captionThe Daily Telegraph also leads on the expected move to follow the system that has already been adopted by England. The paper points out that Nicola Sturgeon had previously warned summer holidays were "highly unlikely" but is set to back down following four nations talks.
image captionThe green light system also gets top billing in the Scotsman which says that the move could be implemented on 24 May. The report also says countries will be classified as green, amber and red. Those in the green category will require self-isolation.
image caption"Threesy does it" says the Metro which leads on Monday's expected reduction of the Covid threat level from four to three. Chief medical officers across the four nations have also agreed to downgrade the threat level in light of dropping infection numbers and increasing vaccination numbers.
image captionThe P&J is looking ahead to Tuesday's Scottish government coronavirus update. The first minister is expected to put most of Scotland into level two restrictions during her address at lunchtime, but it is feared Moray will remain in level three due to an ongoing significant Covid outbreak.
image captionThe Times say the easing of restrictions will allow people socialise at home in groups of up to four people from two households and drink in pubs. But it also reveals new research suggesting most Scots want social distancing to remain in force even when everyone in the country has been offered a vaccination.
image captionDundee's Evening Telegraph reveals that school pupils have seemingly been sharing assessment questions via the social media app TikTok. The paper says the Scottish Qualifications Authority is being accused of "failing" pupils as a result.
image captionThe Daily Record reports on footage which has appeared online which appears to show a Scotland player involved in an incident with a fan in the street. The paper says English Premier League side Sheffield United are investigating.
image captionThe Scottish Sun also lead with the "fan bust-up" having spoken to the man involved in the alleged confrontation.
image captionThe Glasgow Times reveals the heartening news that the city's "sickest" Covid hospital patient has finally been allowed to go home. Gordon McArthur spent eight weeks in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary's intensive care unit battling the virus.
image captionThe Herald leads on green energy, saying the high cost of connection fees puts the viability of renewable projects in Scotland in doubt.
image captionIn the National, a young independence supporter accuses the BBC of exhibiting "blatant bias" against the Yes movement after being interviewed for Radio 4 and being described as offering an "evangelical pitch".
image captionThe Evening Express leads with tributes to local mental health blogger Bradley Allan. The story describes an inspirational Aberdeen dad who spoke openly about his mental health in an effort to encourage others to do likewise. He died on Sunday.
image captionSt Johnstone fans tell the Courier they want the SFA to do all it can to let fans attend Hampden for their team's shot at a cup double. On 17 May, Scotland's Covid-19 regulations could be relaxed to allow crowds of 500 under level two regulations. But by then the national stadium will be under the control of Uefa to prepare for Euro 2020 games due to be played in Glasgow.
image captionThe Edinburgh Evening News takes a look inside the new St James Quarter. A new video of the shopping centre shows its designer call it "a cathedral in a world heritage site".
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image captionAnd the Daily Star reports that experts are recommending that bugs should be put in school dinners to avoid a world food crisis. "Don't think much of the grub" is the headline.

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