Measures to maximise the impact of lockdown.
Further measures to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit non-essential contact will be introduced this weekend.
Nobody who lives in a Level four area should leave or remain outside their home except for essential purposes.
Working from home arrangements will be strengthened through updated statutory guidance. Working from home should now be the default position for all businesses and services, and only those who cannot do their job from home should be asked to go to the workplace.
From Saturday non-essential click and collect retail services will be prohibited in Level four areas and further changes will be put in place to how services open for essential purposes operate. Timeslots will be required for collection and people should not enter a store to collect an item.
Businesses providing takeaway food will also operate on a ‘non-entry’ basis only, meaning customers cannot enter the premises when placing or collecting orders.
Restrictions banning the consumption of alcohol in public places will also be introduced.
The new regulations apply to all parts of Scotland currently in lockdown and will come into force at midnight on Friday going into Saturday morning.
Click and Collect services offered by essential retailers can continue but will be suspended across retail other than for:
- clothing and footwear stores
- homeware stores
- garden centres/plant nurseries
- baby equipment shops
- electrical goods (including repairs)
- key cutting and shoe repair shops