While Perth and Kinross remain on course for level 3 restrictions for now, here is a list of what some of the restrictions mean for every day to day life in Highland Perthshire.
Under level 2, people across Highland Perthshire are not allowed to meet in each other’s houses, but people can meet outdoors, in places such as
restaurants and cafes, in groups of six between people from two households.
This will not change under level 3, however, the places which people can visit, cafés, restaurants and pubs, will be.
Under level 2 restrictions, cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants could stay open until 10 pm but only allow last entry at 9 pm. Alcohol could be served
with meals indoors, or by themselves outside, but this will change.
Under the new level 3 restrictions, all hospitality will close at 6 pm and let the last customers in at 5 pm.
Now alcohol cannot be served, so pubs and bars can stay open but can only serve hot and cold drinks during the day.
Under the current level 2 restrictions, people in Highland Perthshire cannot visit level 3 areas, such as Glasgow or Edinburgh, but they could visit another
level 2 and lower areas.
This changes under the new rules where non-essential travel, leaving Perth and Kinross, is banned.
There are, however, exemptions, essential travel for work, health, education, shared parenting and transit through level 3 areas is permitted.
Under the level 2 restrictions, public services can continue but with a reduced face to face service.
With the new restrictions coming in place, only essential face-to-face services will be available, meaning as many services as possible will be
Under the current restrictions, shopping is still permitted, and this will not change as Perth and Kinross move into level 3.
Leisure and Entertainment
Under level 2 restrictions cinemas, amusement arcades and bingo halls, are permitted to stay open.
Although, soft play, indoor bowling, casinos, night clubs and pool halls could not open with these restrictions.
Under level 3 restrictions, none of these are permitted to be open.
Under the current restrictions, visitor attractions are permitted to be open but with protective measures in place.
Because, under the level 2 restrictions, tourists are permitted in these areas, hotels, B&B’s, self-catering and campsites can remain open.
While these businesses can remain open, the guidance advises that they only serve locals for non-essential services; whereas essential workers can continue
to use their services.
Places of Worship
Under level 2, places of worship may continue to congregate, but they are limited to a maximum number of fifty people in attendance.
With the level 3 restrictions in place, this will not change.
Life events, Weddings and Funerals
Weddings, civil partnerships and funerals can continue to go ahead, but they are all restricted to 20 people each under level 2.
This number will not change when the new restrictions come in force on Friday.