Level 0

COVID-19 Protection Level: 0

Socialising (different rules apply for children, further guidance will be issued shortly)

  • 8/3 indoors (in-home socialising permitted) i.e. max 8 people from 3 households
  • 15/5 outdoors

Hospitality (food and drink)

Hospitality (alcohol on sale outdoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (alcohol on sale indoors)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Hospitality (food for consumption on premises)

  • permitted – time restrictions may apply

Takeaways

  • takeaways permitted for alcohol and food as per existing arrangements

Accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites)

  • open – socialising rules apply

Travel 

  • no non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in rest of UK
  • exemptions for essential travel for work, education, shopping, health etc; outdoor exercise; weddings and funerals; and transit through restricted areas
  • international quarantine regulations apply
  • otherwise unrestricted

Transport

  • active travel (walk, run, cycle, wheel) where possible
  • avoid car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible
  • face coverings compulsory on public transport.

Shopping

  • open

Close contact services (e.g. hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians)

  • open
  • mobile close contact services permitted

Public buildings – e.g. libraries

  • open

Stadia and events

  • outdoor events permitted
  • indoor events – seated and ambulatory permitted (restricted numbers)
  • indoor grouped standing not permitted
  • stadia – open with restricted numbers

Worship

  • open – restricted numbers (50)

Life events (weddings, and civil partnerships, funerals), ceremonies and receptions/wakes

  • weddings/civil partnerships – 50 person limit
  • funerals – 50 person limit
  • wakes and receptions permitted, subject to 50 person limit

Early learning and childcare (ELC) (formal childcare)

  • open – with standard protective measures in place

Informal childcare

  • permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions (see socialising)

Schools

  • open – with standard protective measures in place

Colleges

  • blended learning

Universities

  • blended learning

Driving lessons

  • permitted

Sports and exercise

  • all permitted

Leisure and entertainment

  • open with the exception of adult entertainment and nightclubs (unless permitted events)

Visitor attractions

  • open

Public services (health following NHS remobilisation plan)

  • open

Unregulated children’s activities (incl. youth clubs, children’s groups)

  • permitted

Support services (mental health, counselling, day services, respite care)

  • permitted

Offices and call centres

  • working from home still advised

Other workplaces

  • open – working from home default where possible

Shielding

This is advice, consider which level of protection is right for you.

All levels: We will not ask you to distance from people within your own homes or to stop taking outdoor exercise.

Level 0 shielding

  • Contact with others: follow the level advice to the general population
  • Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping
  • If you cannot work from home: following a workplace risk assessment, your employer should make the necessary adjustments to your workplace to protect you. You can discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician if you still feel unsafe.
  • School/formal childcare: follow the level advice to the general population