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Additional temporary restrictions imposed from Friday 9 October

New temporary restrictions for the Central Belt are being introduced to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The new restrictions will be in place for 16 days.

From 6pm on Friday 9 October, All licensed premises will be required to close, with the exception of takeaway services.

From midnight on Friday 9 October the following restrictions will come into effect:

  • Cafés (unlicensed premises) which don’t have an alcohol licence will be able to open between 6am and 6pm.
  • Specific life events, such as weddings and funerals, may continue with alcohol, with current meeting rules for these events (20 person limit in regulated premises only).
  • Takeaways (including from pubs and restaurants) can continue.
  • No group exercise classes for indoor gyms and sports courts, pools with an exemption for under 18s.
  • No adult (18+) contact sports or training, except professional sports, indoor or outdoor.
  • No outdoor live events.
  • Snooker/pool halls, indoor bowling, casinos and bingo halls are to close.
  • Public transport use should be minimised as much as possible, such as for education and work, where it cannot be done from home.
  • Current local restrictions of not meeting other households indoors and when outdoors, a maximum of six people from two households, continue to apply.

Additionally, from this weekend, shops across Scotland are asked to return to two metres physical distancing and reintroduce the mitigations they put in place earlier in the pandemic, including one-way systems.

In keeping with the latest Covid-19 guidance, all our schools and nurseries will be open as normal.

More information on these new restrictions is available on the Scottish Government Website.

Everyone should remember the FACTS guidance:

F - Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

A - Avoid crowded places.

C - Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.

T - Two metres - observe physical distancing.

S - Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.