Restrictions on going out and shielding in Scotland
Scotland’s move out of lockdown
Scotland is now in Level 0. This means that lots of restrictions in place in Level 2 have now been lifted and the guidance has been updated. Below, you will find what activities are allowed under the current rules.
It is very important to note, however, that despite the lifting of many restrictions, some regulations remain in place in certain situations – including the use of face coverings in indoor public venues, and physical distancing from those not with your social group both indoors and outdoors.
You can meet socially in groups:
Of up to 8 people from four households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight.
Of up to 10 people from four households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant.
Of up to 15 people from 15 households outdoors.
Under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting indoors or outdoors.
You do not need to physically distance from friends and family in a private home; you do not need to physically distance outside within your social grouping of up to 15 people, but you do need to continue to maintain at least 1 metre from all others outside.
You can travel anywhere in Scotland; you can travel anywhere in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands – before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries.
You can provide informal childcare, for example to look after a grandchild.
Up to 200 people can attend weddings and funerals.
You can take part in any sport or exercise activity, including adult indoor contact sports.
Tradespeople can carry out any work in our home such as painting, decorating or repairing.
You should work from home where possible.
In Scotland, you have to continue to wear a face covering in all indoor public venues and shops as well as public transport and private hire vehicles unless you have a good reason not to, one of which relates to being autistic.
The Chief Medical Officer wrote to everyone who is considered most at risk from coronavirus during the week beginning 4 January to set out advice on what further measures they should take to protect themselves from the virus. Those who received this letter and were advised to take these ‘shielding’ measures are free to follow the rules set out for the general population. However, it is recommended that you take steps to socially distance seriously.
What we’re doing
We are telling the Government about your experiences of the coronavirus outbreak so it knows what life is like for autistic people and their families. If you want to share your experiences, and any worries or concerns you have, with us by emailing email@example.com.