Yesterday FM Nicola Sturgeon announced new, tighter messures to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic after a new variant of the virus was discovered in the UK, part of these new measures include mainland Scotland being moved into level 4 lockdown restrictions from Boxing day for 3 weeks until mid January.
However FM Nicola Sturgeon also announced a revised plan for restrictions over the Christmas period, below is a summery of new restrictions announced across Scotland
The planned five-day flexibility between 23 and 27 December is to be scrapped and will be permitted on Christmas Day "only" in Scotland
Cross border travel Between Scotalnd & England will NOT be allowed through any part of the festive period and beyond during the Level 4 lockdown period
Level 4 lockdown restrictions will be implimented from Boxing Day across mainland Scotland - this means Hospitality, Hairdressers and non-essential shops will be closed until at least mid January 2021
Schools will return later than planned after the Christmas holidays, with online learning from 11 January until at least 18 January 2021
Travel Restrictions are now law - No unessential travel outside your council area
Household limits will still apply on Christmas Day - a maximum of eight people from three households