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Confinement in the UK: What are the restrictions in Scotland?

Jan 6, 2021 Scotland
Confinement in the UK: What are the restrictions in Scotland?
Scotland has its own restriction levels ranging from zero to four. From midnight on the 4th of January, the mainland will move to "enhanced level four restrictions" until at least the end of the month. The islands will stay in tier three

From midnight on the 4th of January, all of mainland Scotland is under enhanced level four, or lockdown, with the following restrictions apllying:

- Nursery, primary and secondary schools will close to all but vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers until February. Learning will move online;
- People should stay in lockdown and can only leave the house for essential reasons such as caring responsibilities, essential shopping, exercise or seeing their extended household;
- Those who are shielding should not go into work, even if they cannot work from home;
- A maximum of two people from up to two households can meet outdoors (under-11s are not included in the limit and can play together outside);
- Places of worship will close except for weddings (up to five people) and funeral services (up to 20 people). Wakes are not allowed.
- The definition of an essential business will be tightened with premises such as ski centres, large retail showrooms, and cosmetic clinics required to close

Level three rules
- Pubs and restaurants can open until 18:00, but alcohol can't be served;
- Leisure and entertainment venues must close;
- Non-essential travel in or out of the area is not allowed
- Indoor gym use is restricted to individuals;
- Hairdressers and barbers can open.

Scotland has three further levels - zero, one and two - but at the moment no other area in Scotland has any of this applied.

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Source: BBC