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  • All of Scotland moves into Level 3 restrictions

    Created: 26/04/2021

    From Monday 26 April 2021, all of Scotland was placed into Level 3 as the Scottish Government moves the country through its Strategic Framework of COVID-19 Protection Levels

    At Level 3:

    • you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 2 households in an indoor public place such as a café, pub or restaurant
    • you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 6 households outdoors, in a private garden or a public place like a park or an outdoor area of a café
    • under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside but do count towards the household numbers indoors
    • you can travel anywhere in Scotland
    • 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 should not go into someone’s house except for certain reasons such as joining your extended household or caring for a vulnerable person
    • you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
    • 50 people can attend funerals and weddings
    • tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
    • you should work from home where possible

    Places and business that can open at Level 3 include:

    • cafés, pubs and restaurants can provide full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8 pm
    • all shops and stores
    • all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
    • gyms and swimming pools (no indoor group exercise classes allowed for over 18s)
    • tourist accommodation
    • all visitor attractions
    • all public buildings like libraries and community centres
    • drive-in events


    Places and business that must close at Level 3 include:

    • leisure and entertainment venues such as cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and concert halls
    • stadiums

    A full list of what can be done at Level 3 can be found here. An easy read guide about restrictions can be accessed here.




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