Parent Club guide to

CORONAVIRUS MEASURES

Stay local

There are 5 COVID-19 protection levels in place in Scotland. These levels set out measures that can be applied nationally or locally. This system has been introduced to make it easier for everyone to understand what protective measures are in place in their area. It also means that if your area is moving from one level to another, you’ll know what to expect.

To find out what level you’re in, use the checker here

From 2 April, if you are in a level 4 area, you no longer need to stay at home unless you have an allowed purpose for going out. Instead we must stay local – this means there are now no restrictions on travel within your local authority, but you mustn’t leave your local authority area except for an allowed reason.

You can read the full stay local guidance on the gov.scot website, including the guidance on travel. You can see the Scottish Government’s timetable for easing restrictions here.

Remember, whatever level you’re in, there are still 5 important things to remember, FACTS :

  • F - wear a face covering
  • A - avoid crowded places
  • C - clean hands and surfaces 
  • T - stay two metres away from other people 
  • S - self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

You can find out more about staying safe during coronavirus here.

Adapting to changing restrictions is difficult, and we know it can be especially hard for parents and their families. But the evidence suggests we all have an important role to play in controlling the virus. By following the rules, we are helping to protect our family and friends, as well as the wider community. And there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Scottish Government has set out a plan to gradually restore greater normality to our everyday lives. You can see the timetable for easing restrictions here.

We’re here to help you during this time, and have lots of tips, info and advice on how COVID-19 restrictions affect things like childcare and how many people you and your children can meet up with and where. You can find out more about how the protection levels affect other areas (such as hospitality, travel and health care) on the Scottish Government website.