Yesterday at the Scottish Parliament the First Minister announced the introduction of further restrictions across Scotland with additional temporary measures for the Central Belt to try and slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
New temporary restrictions affecting Central Belt areas only:
The central belt for these purposes is defined by these Health Board areas, with their constituent local authorities:
Ayrshire & Arran Health Board, comprising East, North, and South Ayrshire
Forth Valley Health Board, comprising Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, and Stirling
Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board, comprising Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, and West Dunbartonshire
Lanarkshire Health Board, comprising North and South Lanarkshire
Lothian Health Board, comprising the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, and West Lothian
What can still go ahead:
Swimming lessons for U18s
Club training for U18s
Individual lane swimming for all ages
Group land training for U18s
Temporary restrictions up to and including 25 October:
X Group training for over 18s
X Indoor land training for over 18s
X Group exercise classes for indoor gyms/sports courts, pools for over 18s
X No contact sports/ training – except professional sports, indoor or outdoor for over 18s
All other geographical areas:
There are no changes to the current guidance around training and sporting activity for other areas of Scotland. Full details can be found on our website under the COVID-19 Hub.
We endorse the Scottish Government advice not to travel to the Central Belt from other areas and advise against using public transport where at all possible. The Scottish Government is also asking people within the Central Belt areas to think carefully about whether they need to travel outside their local health board area and, where that is necessary, to plan to do so safely.
The above temporary measures come into force at 00:01 Saturday 10th October and will run until Sunday 25th October inclusive.