The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that Perth and Kinross is set to move into level 1 restrictions from the weekend.
From one minute past twelve am on Saturday, June 5, the restrictions will ease up to allow for greater freedoms across highland Perthshire and the rest of the council area.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I appreciate that today’s decisions will feel like a mixed bag. That reflects the fact that we are in a transition phase. No part of the country is going backwards today. Before the vaccines, that would have been impossible on case numbers like this. But the vaccines are changing the game. And that means we can still be optimistic about our chances of much more normality over the summer and beyond.
“As always, all of us have a part to play in beating this virus back. So please, stick with it, and each other.”
This news means that more people from more households can meet indoors and outdoors, as well as pubs, restaurants and bars can open for longer serving hours. Here are the rules:
Who can open
- cafés, pubs and restaurants
- all shops and stores
- all close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
- gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools
- tourist accommodation
- all visitor attractions
- all public buildings like libraries and community centres
- all entertainment (apart from nightclubs and adult entertainment)
- stadiums and events – with maximum numbers
- up to 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight
- up to 8 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant
- of up to 12 people from 12 households outdoors in your garden or a public place
The maximum number of people you can meet indoors in a restaurant, café, pub or bar is 8 which can be from up to 3 separate households.
The maximum number of people you can meet outdoors in a restaurant, café, pub or bar is 12 which can be from up to 12 separate households.
Restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars can open indoors until 23:00 and outdoors within local licensing conditions for the consumption of food and alcoholic drinks.
Weddings and Funerals
Wedding ceremonies and civil partnership registrations can take place with a maximum capacity of 100 people (including the couple and the witnesses), provided the venue’s capacity allows for 2 metre physical distancing.
Receptions and post-funeral gatherings, such as wakes, can also take place with a maximum capacity of 100 people. Alcohol may be served.
Places of Worship
Places of worship are required to take measures to protect individuals, worshippers, staff members and volunteers from infection by COVID-19.
Ceremonies to celebrate life events, such as bar mitzvahs, baptisms, First Communions and christenings can take place as part of a scheduled act of worship. Separate guidance applies to funerals and marriage ceremonies.
More information can be found on: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-2/