About 2.3 million people will be affected by the restrictions. At the same time, people can only travel from Scotland to other parts of the UK for essential purposes. Restriction levels in Scotland range from 0 to 4. Scotland has an average infection rate of 140 per 100,000 population, but Glasgow, for example, has 277 positive tests per 100,000 population, most in the lockdown regions.
Scotland closes bars, restaurants, non-essential shops, gyms, cinemas and theaters on Friday while keeping schools open in the following regions: Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Stirling, West Lothian.
Visits are forbidden and in public places people cannot gather in groups of more than six people.
“The pressure on hospitals in these areas and those working in them is already high and, due to the additional pressure that the coming weeks may bring, it could easily become too high. And, in addition, at these levels, we would not have the flexibility we need to ease the restrictions until Christmas, which, like other nations in the UK, we desperately want to do, “said Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon. quoted by Digi 24.