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The Scottish Government has announced further restrictions for Lanarkshire

Updated Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 13:00

Restrictions on licensed premises are now in force and will last until 6.00am on Monday 2 November.

These restrictions apply across the central belt area focusing on five health board areas (Ayrshire & Arran; Forth Valley; Greater Glasgow & Clyde; Lanarkshire; Lothian):

  • Work from home if you can.
  • Travel - you are advised to not travel outside the health board area you live in and avoid public transport unless necessary, such as going to school or work.
  • Hospitality businesses - licensed premises must close during this period. Unlicensed hospitality businesses in the affected areas must only open between 6am and at 6pm each day. Take-away services can continue in line with current guidance.
  • Sport and leisure - No group exercise classes for indoor gyms/sports courts, pools etc can be held, with the exemption where this is specifically for under 18s. All snooker/pool halls, indoor bowling facilities, casinos and bingo halls must remain closed during this time.  Cinemas and libraries are not affected.
  • Outdoor live events will not be permitted. 

Further information can be found on the Scottish Government's website.

Inside people's homes (from midnight 22 September)

  • Do not meet people from any other household in a household setting.
  • Children whose parents do not live in the same household can move between homes, as can non-cohabiting couples.
  • Very limited exemptions for informal childcare and tradespeople.


Private gardens or public outdoor spaces (from midnight 22 September)

  • A maximum of six people from two households can meet.
  • Number of households people meet in a day should be limited as far as possible.
  • Under-12s do not count towards the maximum number of households and do not have to physically distance.
  • A maximum of six 12-17 year olds can meet in outdoor spaces with no household limit, but physical distancing is still required.


Indoors in public spaces (from midnight 22 September)

  • A maximum of six people from two households can meet in public indoor spaces such as cafes, pubs and restaurants.
  • Children under 12 from those two households do not count towards the limits.


Hospitality (from Friday September 25)

  • Pubs, restaurants and all hospitality settings will be required to close at 10pm.
  • Table service will continue to be required in all hospitality settings.


Car sharing

People should only car share with members of their own - or extended - household and follow other guidance when there is no alternative.



People must continue to work from home where that is possible.

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