Scottish Government has announced that, from Monday 17th May, the majority of mainland Scotland will enter Level 2 of the COVID-19 protection tiers.
This includes Falkirk and the wider Forth Valley area.
Level 2 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
- 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 (but check the travel rules in those countries before travelling)
- 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
Social distancing, masks and hand sanitiser is still required in public places (unless exempt).
For further information on Level 2 restrictions, and what is and isn’t allowed, please visit the Scottish Government website.
Alternatively, for information on Monday’s changes, please read Scottish Government’s Twitter thread and breakdown.