Aberdeen local lockdown: new restrictions explained as Nicola Sturgeon warns of ‘significant outbreak’ of coronavirus
The First Minister has announced that Aberdeen will have some lockdown restrictions reimposed.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the city of Aberdeen will have some lockdown restrictions reimposed after a spike in cases in the Grampian area.
This comes after a total of 54 cases have come out of the north east cluster, centred around a city pub.
The First Minister has stressed the importance of Covid-19 not becoming out of control across the country again.
There were 64 new cases across Scotland declared in the last 24 hours and 36 of those in the Grampian health board.
Can you travel to Aberdeen?
The Scottish Government has strongly advised people not to travel to the Aberdeen area.
Those living in Aberdeen are no longer to travel more than five miles from their homes for leisure or recreational reasons, although travel for work and education is allowed.
For anybody who is on holiday in Aberdeen at the moment can remain there for the rest of their holiday, but are urged to take extra care.
Can I go to the pub?
As of 5 pm on Wednesday, all indoor and outdoor hospitality venues will be closed.
Hotel restaurants will be open, but only to serve staying guests.
These restrictions will be reviewed in seven days.
Can I go to someone’s house?
People in the Aberdeen area are no longer allowed to visit friends or family within another house.
Extended households may remain in place but only where one of the households lives alone.
Again, these restrictions will be reviewed in seven days.
Nicola Sturgeon has said that there will be more details put up throughout the day on their website, and that all these restrictions at the moment apply to Aberdeen city, but there is a possibility in the future that they could be extended to more of Aberdeenshire.
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