Local guidance/lockdowns

Some areas of England and Scotland are currently subject to stricter rules to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
This information was current at the time this page was last updated, on: 20 November 2020, 3.55pm


National lockdown restrictions in England

From Thursday 5 November, England will enter a 4 week national lockdown. It is expected to end on Wednesday 2 December, at which time England will revert back to the local COVID alert system.

Please visit our guidance in England page for more information, or visit the Government website for advice on what you can and can’t do during this time.


Local lockdown restrictions in Scotland

A new system comes into force from Monday 2 November.

Scottish Protection Levels

The Scottish Government has outlined a strategic framework for containing COVID-19 in Scotland.

From Monday 2 November, each area in Scotland has been allocated a COVID protection level. There are 5 protection levels, from 0 to 4.

For more information please visit the following links or see our Easy Read guidance below:


Protection Level 0

More information: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-0/


Which areas are in Protection Level 0?

There are currently no areas in Protection Level 0.


Protection Level 1

More information: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-1/


Which areas are in Protection Level 1?

  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Highland
  • Moray
  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands


Protection Level 2

More information: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-2/


Which areas are in Protection Level 2?

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen City
  • Angus
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Lothian
  • Fife
  • Midlothian
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Scottish Borders


Protection Level 3

More information: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-3/


Which areas are in Protection Level 3?

  • Edinburgh City
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee City
  • Falkirk
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire


Protection Level 4

More information: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-4/


Which areas are in Protection Level 4?

  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow City
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Stirling
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • West Lothian