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LEVEL 4: New Travel restrictions now apply across Ayrshire

People living in Ayrshire and Arran are being reminded to follow the guidelines on

traveling to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities.


The message comes as East and South Ayrshire enter Local Protection Level 4 from

6pm today (Friday 20 November), while North Ayrshire remains on Level 3. These

restrictions will remain in place until 11 th December.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is asking people to play their part in helping stop the spread of

coronavirus by not travelling out with their own council area. Joy Tomlinson, Joint

Director of Public Health said; “Travel restrictions have been introduced to keep

people safe and stop the virus spreading between communities.


“While it may be tempting to travel to areas where non-essential retail remains open,

along with some hospitality, entertainment and fitness facilities, you should not travel

outside your own council area while it remains under Level 3 or 4 Protection. There

are some exceptions – for example, for caring responsibilities, or for work that

cannot be carried out at home. However, for the most part, you shouldn’t travel out

with your local area.”


Joanne Edwards, Director of Acute Services added:


“We would like to remind everyone that essential travel also includes attending to any healthcare appointment.


This includes appointments at Louisa Jordan Hospital or the Golden Jubilee National

Hospital. It is important that if you have an appointment at any hospital that you still

attend.


“However, remember that if you have any Coronavirus symptoms or have been

asked to self-isolate, you should not attend. Make sure you call to let us know.”

You can find full information on the Local Protection Levels and what this means for

you at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/

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