NEW GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS
As you will have seen, the Scottish Government is starting to lift restrictions https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-update-first-ministers-statement-23-march-2021/
The key points for us are that:-
- People living in all parts of Scotland will be able to attend places of worship in gatherings of up to 50, where there is space for physical distancing, from Friday 26 March.
- Updated guidance publishing on Friday will also allow people to travel between Level 4 areas to attend their usual place of worship following sustained progress suppressing Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Na h-Eileanan Siar will move to Level 3 at 6pm on Wednesday 24 March. All other council areas will remain at their current levels, with restrictions on non-essential travel across local authority boundaries.
The latest easing comes on the anniversary of Scotland first entering lockdown. The First Minister reflected on the loss of life over the past 12 months and thanked health and care workers, public service workers, teachers, local authorities, businesses, community groups and volunteers for their efforts to support the nation through the pandemic.