Scotland Has Announced A ‘Stay At Home’ Alert

There will be an extension to Protection Level 4 across mainland Scotland from 00:01AM on 5 January 2020.

The Scottish Government has announced that there will be an extension to Protection Level 4 across mainland Scotland. This will come into force at 00:01AM on 5 January 2020.

It will only be legal to leave home in certain circumstances, including:

  • To exercise
  • To work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Essential food shopping
  • To meet with a maximum of 2 people from 2 households for outdoor exercise (those 11 and under do not count towards this limit)

Those shielding should not go to work. The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland will be issuing a medical note.

On Friday 8 January 2020: Places of worship are to close. Up to 20 people will be allowed to attend funerals. Up to 5 people will be able to attend weddings and civil partnerships.

Schools will remain closed until the 1 February at least. Schools will still be open for the children of key workers who cannot work from home, and for vulnerable youngsters.

A review is to take place on 18 January.

Download our Easy Read Guidance to Protection Level 4:

You can also visit the Government’s website to find out more about the Protection Level 4 and what this means for you.