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Level 3 Restrictions in Clackmannanshire

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October 2020

A five-level framework which will allow for a refreshed strategic approach to suppressing Covid-19 outbreaks across Scotland has been published today (Thursday). The Strategic Framework will come into effect on Monday 2nd November.

The Strategic Framework is comprised of five protection levels – from level 0 to 4 – and Clackmannanshire has been placed in Level 3.

Senior council officers and elected members have engaged closely with the Scottish Government Ministers and senior civil servants prior to the release of the Strategic Framework, and have been involved in the decision-making process at every stage.

The level 3 restrictions are similar to those which have been in place in Forth Valley and across the Central Belt since Friday 9th October, with no in-home socialising allowed and socialising outdoors limited to groups of up to six people from two different households. 

Schools and early learning centres will remain open with enhanced protective measures in place. Informal childcare is permitted in line with household/number restrictions, with only children allowed to enter other households. 

No non-essential travel is allowed out of a level 3 area and we are advised to avoid the non-essential use of public transport. The advice on avoiding car sharing with people outside extended household wherever possible remains in place.

In a change from previous restrictions, Level 3 restrictions will see cafes, pubs and restaurants allowed to open until 6pm to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcohol sales are not be permitted indoors or outdoors. 

All leisure and entertainment venues are closed at this level, including bingo halls and soft play. Indoor exercise is restricted to individuals, although under 18s can continue group activities. All outdoor sport is allowed apart from adult contact sports (professional permitted).

Council Leader Ellen Forson said: “Level 3 does not mean we’re going back into lockdown. However, we must all pull together to do all we can to combat Covid-19 which continues to rise in Clackmannanshire at the moment. I’d recommend everyone familiarises themselves with the new levels so they know what they can and can’t do to help keep everyone in our community safe under the new Level 3 restrictions.”

The levels introduced will be reviewed on a weekly basis based on available data, with Local Government closely involved in this review process.
A reminder of the FACTS guidance we must follow for a safer Scotland:

  • Face Coverings
  • Avoid Crowded Places
  • Clean your Hands Regularly
  • Two Metre Distance
  • Self Isolate and Book a Test if you have Symptoms