North Ayrshire would be in level two as things stand, if the Scottish Government were to reinstate the levels system today.

Public Health Scotland data shows the number of weekly cases as 58 for the week March 28 - April 3, a seven day rate per 100,000 of 43. The threshold for level two is 50.

The latest stats come after four days of no updates due to the Easter holidays.

Of the neighbourhoods in North Ayrshire 28 out of 38 are currently classified as having suppressed the virus.

Kilbirnie North and Stevenston Hayocks are the worst affected neighbourhoods with 15 and 8 cases respectively.

Regarding vaccinations, 65.5 per cent of adults in North Ayrshire have now received a first dose and 7.3 per cent a second.

Nation-wide the figures are 56.8 for first doses and 10.2 for second doses.

Figures from the National Records of Scotland show that in North Ayrshire there were no deaths from COVID between March 22-28, which is the first time in nearly six months in which nobody has died from the virus.

Yesterday, Nicola Sturgeon announced that all pupils will go back to school full-time when the Easter break is over.

She said: “For many teachers and school staff, I know this has been the hardest year of your professional lives and I am very grateful for the way you have adapted to such difficult circumstances.”

And last week saw another significant change to the rules regarding coronavirus restrictions, with the ‘stay at home’ message changed to ‘stay local’.

This week, hairdressing salons, homeware stores and garden centres also opened as part of the latest unlocking phase.