Quick guide to help navigate the new 5-tier system taking effect in Scotland from 2nd November
New 5-tier system for Scotland – From 2nd November the following will apply;
Update: as of Friday 13th November Perth & Kinross, Fife and Angus will all move into Tier 3. All other locations will remain the same!
Government review frequency: weekly
All areas at this time; only one household or extended household can stay together at this time
Travel restrictions apply to Level 3 & Level 4
No local authority has been assigned this level.
Although the Level 1 definition includes six people from two households meeting indoors this would not apply on 2 November. Level 1 sees a "reasonable" degree of normality. Hospitality has a 22:30 curfew. Weddings and life events would be restricted to a maximum of 20 people. Indoor contact sports for adults are not permitted. Only those unable to work from home should go to their place of employment.
- Western Isles
In this tier there will be no in-home socialising allowed and up to six people from two households can meet outdoors and in hospitality settings. Licensed premises can only serve alcohol indoors with a main meal – and then only until 20:00. Outdoors, you can be served until 22:30. Most leisure and entertainment premises are closed except gyms, cinemas, bingo halls and amusement arcades.
- the Borders
- Dumfries & Galloway
- Argyll & Bute
- Perth & Kinross
Under this new system, Level 3 restrictions see cafes, pubs and restaurants allowed to open until 18:00 to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcohol sales would not be permitted indoors or outdoors. All leisure and entertainment venues are closed at this level, including cinemas. No non-essential travel is allowed out of a Level 3 area. Indoor exercise, which includes gyms, will be restricted to individual and not group exercise.
- East Dunbartonshire
- West Dunbartonshire
- East Renfrewshire
- City of Glasgow
- South Ayrshire
- East Ayrshire
- North Ayrshire
- The City of Edinburgh
- West Lothian
- East Lothian
No council has been put into Level 4 restrictions – the toughest to be set.
**Further details on the levels and what it means for each location can be viewed on the Scottish Government’s website at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/