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The Scottish Government has announced further restrictions for Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire moves to level 4 of coronavirus restrictions from 6pm on Friday November 20 for three weeks until Friday 11 December.

An overview of level 4 restrictions are outlined below but please visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

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Meeting others indoors

  • Same restrictions as level 3: you must not meet people from another household in your or their home
  • You can go into another household to provide care and support for a vulnerable person

Meeting outdoors

  • You can meet people from other households in a private garden or public park, maximum number 6 from two households (children under 12 do not count towards this total)
  • Children under 12 do not require to physically distance
  • Young people aged between 12 and 17 can meet in groups of up to 6 at a time outdoors, with physical distancing (two-household limit does not apply)


  • All restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes to close. Takeaways can continue to operate


  • All holiday accommodation and hotels closed to tourists. Can still be used for essential work and other limited exceptions


  • From Friday 20 November it is illegal to travel outwith your council area of residence unless for essential work or caring responsibilities in both levels 3 and 4. Travel into these areas is not permitted.


  • Only essential retail can remain open. Click and collect, online services and outdoor retail can remain open.

Close contact services (hairdressers, beauty, tattoo etc)

  • Are not permitted


  • No live events may take place

Sport, exercise, leisure, entertainment, visitor attractions, libraries

  • No indoor sport or exercise
  • No leisure or entertainment premises to open
  • Museums, galleries, heritage centres etc to close
  • Libraries to close

Driving lessons

  • Not permitted

Public buildings

  • Community centres can continue to operate for delivery of essential services only such as emergency shelter, medical services etc
  • Courts and tribunals remain open


  • Places of worship are required to take measures to protect people.
  • Indoor and outdoor acts of worship limited to 20 people provided there is two-metre distancing, with contact tracing details taken

Weddings and funerals

  • Weddings and civil partnership registrations can take place with maximum capacity of 20 people with two-metre distancing
  • No wedding or partnership receptions can take place
  • Funerals and wakes can take place with a maximum of 20 attendees provided two-metre distancing can be maintained
  • Other life events such as Bar Mitzvahs and christenings can take place as long as they are part of an act of worship and a maximum capacity of 20 is applied

Early learning, childcare, schools

  • Formal early learning and childcare remains open
  • Schools remain open (see Shielding section below)

Unregulated children’s activities (eg Brownies, faith-based classes, baby and toddler groups)

  • Can only take place outdoors


  • Only essential offices can remain open
  • Outdoor workplaces, construction and manufacturing can continue

Care home visiting

  • Only essential visits
  • Visits to care homes to see loved ones through window, arranged with care home in advance
  • Garden visit with a designated visitor for 30 minutes each week (only if judged to be safe by relevant Director of Public Health, check with care home)

Shielding people

  • Should minimise contact with those outside household
  • Should not take public transport
  • Children on shielding list should not attend school

Page last updated:
18 Nov 2020

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