News for Scotland
Below is a recap on restrictions in Scotland
Stay at home message replaced with stay local

In Scotland, the outdoor areas of farm attractions were never forced to close, but there were restrictions placed on people being able to travel.

The "stay at home" order in Scotland will be lifted as planned on Friday 1 April and replaced with "stay local" asking everyone to remain within their local authority boundaries except for essential journeys.

Ms Sturgeon also said she hoped to confirm further changes in three weeks' time, to confirm the planned restrictions due to take place from April 26th. 

More information

Farm parks are classed as visitor attractions in the restrictions. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

This useful infographic highlights what you can and cannot currently do.

Guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses not yet available
The Scottish Tourism Alliance have had confirmation from the Government regarding guidance who hope updated tourism and hospitality guidance will be finalised and available to the sectors by mid-April. 

"The Government confirmed many of the standard aspects of the current guidance will remain the same, such as physical distancing, face coverings, at seat service in hospitality and enhanced hygiene protocols. Safe operating practices will continue to be the subject of a risk based approach, with all premises required to revisit their Covid risk assessments

This can be carried out now for the majority of ongoing mitigating measures and then reviewed in light of updated guidance when published. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible.”


Plans for Reopening Further

It is hoped Scotland will be returning to the five-level tiered system from 26 April and Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the 'framework' would be staggered by three weeks.

The five-level system should see the entire country enter Level 4 and drop down to Level 3, which would see sectors such as non-essential retail reopen from 26 April.

The Scottish Government have published a 98-page ‘Strategic Framework Update’ which provides limited detail as to how the “phased reopening” will look from the end of April.

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