Scottish Government has announced that, from Saturday 5th June, Falkirk will enter Level 1 of the COVID-19 protection tiers.
However, many of the surrounding areas (including Stirling and Clackmannanshire) will remain in Level 2 due to their higher number of confirmed cases. Glasgow will also enter Level 2.
Level 1 restrictions mean that, amongst others:
- you should still work from home where possible
- you can meet socially in groups of up to:
- 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs, and can stay overnight
- 8 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
- 12 people from 12 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 (but check the travel rules in those countries before travelling)
- you can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild
- up to 100 people can attend weddings and funerals
- tradespeople can carry out any work in your home such as painting, decorating or repairing
- only a few types of businesses (including nightclubs) must remain closed
Social distancing, masks and hand sanitiser is still required in public places (unless exempt).
For further information on Level 1 restrictions, and what is and isn’t allowed, please visit the Scottish Government website.
Alternatively, for information on Saturday’s changes, please read Scottish Government’s news announcement.