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Avalanche forecasts continue during outbreak

UPDATE: Forecasts have ceased since this article was published, in line with advice not to undertake mountain activities.

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is to continue providing daily forecasts on snow cover and avalanche risk until 19 April if possible.

People are currently visiting the mountains and the avalanche service says it will provide forecasts unless Government travel advice changes.

An SAIS spokesman told the BBC: “Given the snow conditions, Easter holidays, and the likelihood of a large number of visitors we will run the service until Sunday 19 April.”

“Currently there is a general desire to keep the mountains open and to enable access to the outdoors for the benefit of people’s health. However, this may change if official advice relating to Covid-19 affects access to the outdoors.

“At the moment we will operate as normal whilst considering carefully official advice regarding our personal health, and limiting interaction with people.”

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