Kirknewton local coronavirus rules – now in tier 4 until 11th December

  • You must not socialise with anyone from outside your household or extended household, inside a private home.
  • You can go into someone’s house to provide childcare or care for a vulnerable person.
  • Tradespeople can also go into people’s homes to carry out work and repairs.
  • Up to six people from two households can meet outside (not counting under-12s), in a private garden or a public place.
  • A maximum of six 12 to 17-year-olds from up to six households can meet outdoors, with social distancing.


Work from home if you can. If this is not possible, employers must take “reasonable measures” to protect staff.

  • Schools and nurseries remain open.
  • Secondary school pupils and staff must wear face coverings when moving around the school.
  • Staff in all schools should wear face coverings where social distancing is not possible.
  • Senior secondary school pupils (years S4 to S6) and their teachers should wear face coverings in class
  • Parents should wear face coverings at drop-off and pick-up, even if they are not entering the school
  • Parents or guardians should discuss with their GP or clinician whether children who are shielding should attend school.
  • Individual schools may be closed if there is an outbreak, but must have a plan to continue remote learning for pupils.
  • Children who are shielding should not attend in person until 11 December.
  • Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars are closed.
  • All holiday accommodation is closed to tourists.
  • Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering can remain open for essential customers – for example anyone who is staying for essential work purposes.
  • Hotels can still serve food to guests up to 22:00 GMT (room service, including alcohol, is allowed as normal).
  • Takeaways can still operate as normal, provided food and drink is sold for consumption off the premises.
  • Leisure and entertainment venues, such as cinemas, are closed.
  • All indoor visitor attractions are closed.
  • Outdoor visitor attractions, such as parks, gardens and the outdoor areas of zoos may remain open but should only be visited in line with travel restrictions.
  • If you need to travel into or out of a Level 4 area for exercise you should limit your drive to five miles.
  • Only essential shops may open until 11 December.
  • Click and collect, on-line services and outdoor retail, such as garden centres, outdoor markets and car lots, can also remain open.
  • Services which involve “close contact” cannot operate, including hairdressers, barbers, hair removal and massage therapies.
  • Non-essential travel into and out of your area is illegal except for work, education, shopping, outdoor exercise, weddings and funerals, and transit through restricted areas.
  • People living in other parts of Scotland must not travel to your area except for essential purposes.
  • Non-essential travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK is not allowed.
  • Churches, mosques, temples and synagogues can remain open subject to 2m distancing and a maximum of 20 worshippers.
  • Wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships, with a maximum of 15 people (including the couple) are allowed, but not receptions.
  • Funerals and wakes can take place with a maximum capacity of 20 guests.

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