'Essential visiting' requirements have now been dropped on the majority of wards across Fife hospitals.

The change, which includes community hospitals, means that NHS Fife are now admitting one visitor per day for patients.

There are some wards that this doesn't apply to, including, wards five and six in Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and ward ten in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, where an appointment system is operating.

Visitors to there should contact the ward directly to arrange a visit.

Temporary restrictions were made in early January while transmission of Covid was particularly high.

There were a small number of exemptions to the restrictions, including some patients cared for in mental health and learning disability units and those receiving end-of-life care.

NHS Fife said the situation would be constantly under review.

For more information, go to www.nhsfife.org/visiting.