Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions in Scotland yesterday (11.05.21), with mainland Scotland and the islands moving from to Level 2 from next week.
From Monday 17th May:
- Mainland Scotland and islands not moving to Level 1 will move to Level 2
- Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, all islands in Highland (except Skye) and the following islands within Argyll and Bute will move to Level 1 – Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva
- Moray is likely to remain at Level 3 for a further period due to the number of COVID-19 cases – we will confirm this by the end of the week. Financial support will be available to businesses in the area if Moray does remain at Level 3
At Level 2:
- you can meet socially in groups of up to:
- 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight
- 6 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
- 8 people from 8 households outdoors
- under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards household numbers indoors
- you do not need to physically distance from family and friends in a private home
- you can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless for a permitted reason
- you can travel to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands – before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries
- you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
- up to 50 people can attend weddings and funerals
- tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
- you should work from home where possible
What can open at Level 2?
Places and business that can open at Level 2 include:
- cafés, pubs and restaurants
- all shops and stores
- all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
- gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
- tourist accommodation
- visitor attractions
- public buildings like libraries and community centres
- cinemas, theatres, concert halls, amusement arcades, casinos, bingo halls, bowling alleys and snooker/pool halls
- stadiums and events – with maximum numbers
What must close at Level 2?
Places and business that must close at Level 2 include:
- soft play, funfairs, nightclubs and adult entertainment
For detailed guidance, click here.