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Lockdown Restrictions

Lockdown Restrictions

From 5 January, Clackmannanshire along with every local authority in mainland Scotland, moved from Level 4 to Lockdown restrictions, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes.

We have summarised what some of the restrictions mean for you and your family in our FAQs below. Full guidance on restrictions for residents and businesses can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Council Services

A document showing how Level 4 restrictions impact on local services is available to view by following the link given.  This will be updated with any changes for Lockdown restrictions in due course.


When will schools reopen for the spring term?

Stand alone Early Learning Centres (ELCs) will re-open for extended year children on 5 January and for term time children on 7 January (also for vulnerable children and children of key workers only). Clackmannanshire’s schools and ELC classes will be open on 7 and 8 January for our most vulnerable children and the children of key workers. 

Remote learning will be in place for all other children and young people in Clackmannanshire from 11 January until at least 29 January.  For more information see our education update webpage.


Does this affect bin collections?

Lockdown restrictions will not impact on the waste collection service.

Forthbank Recycling Centre will remain open, details are on our webpage.

Care Homes

My relative is in a local care home. Can I visit them?

For the latest information on visiting at Menstrie House and Ludgate House, please speak to staff in advance. 


Will my local library be open?

All our library buildings are closed.


Are leisure facilities open?

All community leisure and fitness facilities are closed, as is Firpark Ski Centre.

Will I still be able to go to the gym?

No. Indoor sports facilities, including gyms, are closed.

A maximum of 2 people from 2 separate households can meet outdoors for sport or exercise. Children under 12 do not count towards households or numbers when meeting outside.

Outdoor non-contact sports such as golf and tennis are permitted for all age groups provided this is within a single household group, or the group contains no more than 2 people from 2 different households.  Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.

Organised sport and exercise for under-12s can continue in line with workplace and socialising guidance, and sport-specific guidance agreed between the Scottish Governing Body of Sport and sportscotland.


Are repairs still being carried out?

Our Repairs team is only able to carry out emergency repairs to our properties and buildings.


I’m due to get married. Will I still be able to go ahead with my plans?

Wedding ceremonies and civil partnership registrations can take place with a maximum capacity of 5 people (including the couple, the witnesses and the person conducting the ceremony, 6 if an interpreter is required), provided the venue’s capacity allows for 2 metre physical distancing. Receptions after the service cannot take place.

What are the rules regarding funerals? 

Funerals can take place with a maximum capacity of 20, provided the venue’s capacity allows for 2 metre physical distancing. Post funeral gatherings such as wakes cannot take place.